Student Right-to-Know Graduation & 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 university must provide to students on graduation rates and transfer-out rates for full-time students seeking degrees at Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM).
Federal regulations specify how to calculate the graduation and transfer rates. The rates come from a study of MSUM students who started at the university in the fall of 2015. The study includes all first-time students who enrolled full-time that fall and were seeking to earn a degree at the university. The graduation rate is the percentage of these students who graduated from MSUM within six years. The transfer-out rate is the percentage of these students who did not graduate from MSUM, but instead transferred to another college or university within six years.
These rates do not report on all students at Minnesota State University Moorhead. The 715 first-time, full-time students in the study were 14 percent of all undergraduate students enrolled in fall of 2015.
- The graduation rate for MSUM was 57 percent.
- The transfer-out rate for MSUM was 24 percent.
- The combination of the graduation rate and the transfer-out rate was 81 percent. The national average combined rate for similar universities was 75 percent.
- 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 six years to graduate;
- Other students delay their education for personal, family or financial reasons.
Disaggregated Student Right-to-Know Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates
* Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Due to rounding, percentages may not always appear to add up.