Student Right-to-Know

  • Graduation & Transfer-Out Rates

    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.

  • 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 2009. 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 1,073 first-time, full-time students in the study were 16 percent of all undergraduate students enrolled in fall of 2011.

    • The graduation rate for MSUM was 46 percent.
    • The transfer-out rate for MSUM was 34 percent.
    • The combination of the graduation rate and the transfer-out rate was 80 percent. The national average combined rate for similar universities was 73 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 Rates
    Combined Rate
    Minnesota State University Moorhead
    Total Cohort
    Graduation Rate
    46%
    Transfer-Out Rate
    34%
    Combined Rate
    80%
    Race Ethnicity
     
     
     
    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
    *
    Transfer-Out Rate
    *
    Combined Rate
    *
    Race Ethnicity
    Hispanic or any race
    Graduation Rate
    43%
    Transfer-Out Rate
    39%
    Combined Rate
    82%
    Race Ethnicity
    Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
    Graduation Rate
    *
    Transfer-Out Rate
    *
    Combined Rate
    *
    Race Ethnicity
    Nonresident Alein
    Graduation Rate
    48%
    Transfer-Out Rate
    10%
    Combined Rate
    57%
    Race Ethnicity
    Two or more races
    Graduation Rate
    32%
    Transfer-Out Rate
    35%
    Combined Rate
    68%
    Race Ethnicity
    Unknown race and ethnicity
    Graduation Rate
    58%
    Transfer-Out Rate
    18%
    Combined Rate
    76%
    Race Ethnicity
    White
    Graduation Rate
    47%
    Transfer-Out Rate
    35%
    Combined Rate
    82%
    Gender
     
     
     
    Gender
    Female
    Graduation Rate
    54%
    Transfer-Out Rate
    34%
    Combined Rate
    87%
    Gender
    Male
    Graduation Rate
    35%
    Transfer-Out Rate
    34%
    Combined Rate
    68%
    Financial Aid
     
     
     
    Financial Aid
    Pell Grant Recipient
    Graduation Rate
    41%
    Transfer-Out Rate
    38%
    Combined Rate
    79%
    Financial Aid
    Received neither Pell nor Subsidized Stafford Loans
    Graduation Rate
    49%
    Transfer-Out Rate
    32%
    Combined Rate
    81%
    Financial Aid
    Received Subsidized Stafford Loans, but no Pell
    Graduation Rate
    50%
    Transfer-Out Rate
    30%
    Combined Rate
    80%

    * Suppressed to protect student privacy.

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