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 Hennepin Technical College (HTC).

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

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 Hennepin Technical College (HTC).

What do I need to know about these rates?

These rates do not report on all students at Hennepin Technical College. The 321 first-time, full-time students in the study were 6 percent of all students enrolled at HTC in fall of 2015.

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

  • The graduation rate for HTC was 23 percent.
  • The transfer-out rate for HTC was 15 percent.
  • The combination of the graduation rate and the transfer-out rate for HTC was 37 percent. The national average combined rate for similar colleges was 45 percent.

Why don’t more Hennepin Technical 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

Hennepin Technical College

Graduation
Rate

Transfer-out
Rate

Combined
Rate

Total Cohort

23%

15%

37%

Race Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaska Native

*

*

*

Asian

*

* *

Black or African American

11%

23%

33%

Hispanic of any race

25%

22% 47%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

*

*

*

Nonresident Alien

*

*

*

Two or more races

*

* *

Unknown race and ethnicity

*

* *

White

26%

12%

37%

Gender

Female

16%

29%

45%

Male

25%

10%

35%

Financial Aid

Pell Grant Recipient

20%

15%

35%

Received neither Pell nor Subsidized Stafford Loans

26%

16%

42%

Received Subsidized Stafford Loans, but no Pell

25%

11%

36%

 
 

* Suppressed to protect student privacy.

Due to rounding, percentages may not always appear to add up.