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Student Right-To-Know Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates

What is Student Right-To-Know?

Student Right-To-Know is a federal law that requires all colleges and universities to disclose certain information to students. This handout provides the information that a college must provide to students on graduation rates and transfer-out rates for full-time students seeking degrees at Saint Paul College.

What is a graduation rate and what is a transfer-out rate?

Federal regulations specify how to calculate the graduation and transfer rates. The rates come from a study of Saint Paul College students who started at the college in the fall of 2009. The study includes all first-time students who enrolled full-time that fall and were seeking to earn a degree, diploma or certificate at the college. The graduation rate is the percentage of these students who graduated from Saint Paul College within three years. The transfer-out rate is the percentage of these students who did not graduate from Saint Paul College, but instead transferred to another college or university within three years.

What do I need to know about these rates?

These rates do not report on all students at Saint Paul College. The 688 first-time, full-time students in the study were 11 percent of all students enrolled at Saint Paul College in fall of 2009.

What are the graduation and transfer-out rates for Saint Paul College students and how do they compare to rates for other colleges?

  • The graduation rate for Saint Paul College was 23%.
  • The transfer-out rate for Saint Paul College was 23%.
  • The combination of the graduation rate and the transfer-out rate for Saint Paul College was 46%. The national average combined rate for similar colleges was 38%.

Why don’t more Saint Paul College students graduate or transfer in three years?

  • Some students take jobs before they graduate;
  • Students who switch from full-time to part-time enrollment or “stop out” for one or more semesters are more likely to take more than three years to graduate;
  • Other students delay their education for personal, family or financial reasons.
Disaggregated Student Right-To-Know Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates
Saint Paul College Graduation Rate Transfer-Out Rate Combined Rate
Total Cohort 23% 23% 46%
Race Ethnicity
American Indian or Alaska Native * * *
Asian 15% 16% 31%
Black or African American 9% 32% 41%
Hispanic of any race 31% 10% 41%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander * * *
White 42% 18% 60%
Two or more races 18% 18% 36%
Nonresident Alien * * *
Unknown race and ethnicity * * *
Female 16% 27% 43%
Male 28% 19% 47%
Financial Aid
Pell Grant Recipient 17% 24% 41%
Received Subsidized Stafford Loans, but no Pell 48% 13% 61%
Received neither Pell nor Subsidized Stafford Loans 37% 22% 59%

* Suppressed to protect student privacy.