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 2013. 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 943 first-time, full-time students in the study were 15 percent of all undergraduate students enrolled in fall of 2013.

  • The graduation rate for MSUM was 53 percent.
  • The transfer-out rate for MSUM was 28 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

Minnesota State University Moorhead
Graduation Rate
Transfer-Out Rate
Combined Rate
Minnesota State University Moorhead
Total Cohort
Graduation Rate
53%
Transfer-Out Rate
28%
Combined Rate
81%
Race Ethnicity
Graduation Rate
Transfer-Out Rate
Combined Rate
Race Ethnicity
American Indian or Alaska Native
Graduation Rate
*
Transfer-Out Rate
*
Combined Rate
*
Race Ethnicity
Asian
Graduation Rate
*
Transfer-Out Rate
*
Combined Rate
*
Race Ethnicity
Black or African American
Graduation Rate
30%
Transfer-Out Rate
30%
Combined Rate
60%
Race Ethnicity
Hispanic or any race
Graduation Rate
44%
Transfer-Out Rate
40%
Combined Rate
84%
Race Ethnicity
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Graduation Rate
*
Transfer-Out Rate
*
Combined Rate
*
Race Ethnicity
Nonresident Alein
Graduation Rate
45%
Transfer-Out Rate
6%
Combined Rate
52%
Race Ethnicity
Two or more races
Graduation Rate
33%
Transfer-Out Rate
47%
Combined Rate
80%
Race Ethnicity
Unknown race and ethnicity
Graduation Rate
63%
Transfer-Out Rate
7%
Combined Rate
70%
Race Ethnicity
White
Graduation Rate
56%
Transfer-Out Rate
30%
Combined Rate
85%
Gender
Graduation Rate
Transfer-Out Rate
Combined Rate
Gender
Female
Graduation Rate
58%
Transfer-Out Rate
28%
Combined Rate
86%
Gender
Male
Graduation Rate
45%
Transfer-Out Rate
28%
Combined Rate
74%
Financial Aid
Graduation Rate
Transfer-Out Rate
Combined Rate
Financial Aid
Pell Grant Recipient
Graduation Rate
43%
Transfer-Out Rate
35%
Combined Rate
78%
Financial Aid
Received neither Pell nor Subsidized Stafford Loans
Graduation Rate
59%
Transfer-Out Rate
22%
Combined Rate
82%
Financial Aid
Received Subsidized Stafford Loans, but no Pell
Graduation Rate
55%
Transfer-Out Rate
29%
Combined Rate
84%

* Suppressed to protect student privacy.

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