Student Right-to-Know Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates
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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 2011. 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 684 first-time, full-time students in the study were 11 percent of all students enrolled at Saint Paul College in fall of 2011.

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 18 percent.
  • The transfer-out rate for Saint Paul College was 23 percent.
  • The combination of the graduation rate and the transfer-out rate for Saint Paul College was 42 percent. The national average combined rate for similar colleges was 39 percent.

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 18% 23% 42%
Race Ethnicity
American Indian or Alaska Native * * *
Asian 18% 22% 40%
Black or African American 10% 30% 40%
Hispanic of any race 11% 19% 31%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander * * *
Nonresident Alien * * *
Two or more races 20% 16% 37%
Unknown race and ethnicity * * *
White 29% 20% 49%
Female 15% 25% 40%
Male 21% 22% 43%
Financial Aid
Pell Grant Recipient 16% 23% 39%
Received neither Pell nor Subsidized Stafford Loans. 26% 26% 51%
Received Subsidized Stafford Loans, but no Pell 26% 26% 51%

* Suppressed to protect student privacy.​​

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