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What is Student Right-To-Know?

Student Right-To-Know is a fderal law that requires all colleges and universities to disclose certain information to students. The information listed below provides the information that a university must provide to students on graduation rates and transfer-out rates for full-time students seeking degrees at Metropolitan State University.

 

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 Metropolitan State students who started at the university in fall of 2005. 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 Metropolitan State University within six years. The transfer-out rate is the percentage of these students who did not graduate from Metropolitan State, but instead transferred to another college or university within six years.

 

What do I need to know about these rates?

These rates do not report on all students at Metropolitan State University. The 58 first-time, full-time students in the study represented one percent of all undergraduate students enrolled at Metropolitan State in fall of 2005.

 

What are the graduation and transfer-out rates for Metropolitan State University students and how do they compare to rates for other universities?

  • The graduation rate for Metropolitan State was 29 percent.
  • The transfer-out rate for Metropolitan State was 43 percent.
  • The combination of the graduation rate and transfer-out rate for Metropolitan state was 72 percent. The national average combined rate for similar universities was 68 percent.

Why don't more Metropolitan State University students graduate or transfer in six 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 six years to graduate;
  • Other students delay their education for personal, family or financial reasons.
 

Disaggregated Student Right-To-Know Graduation & Transfer-Out Rates

Metropolitan State University

Graduation Rate

Transfer-out Rate

Combined Rate

Total Cohort

34%

35%

69%

Race Ethnicity
American Indian or Alaska Native

*

*

*

Asian

36%

36%

73%

Black or African American

*

*

*

Hispanic of any race

*

*

*

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

*

*

*

White

41%

33%

74%

Two or more races

*

*

*

Nonresident Alien

*

*

*

Unknown race and ethnicity

*

*

*

Gender
Female

36%

33%

70%

Male

31%

38%

69%

Financial Aid
Pell Grant Recipient

25%

46%

71%

Received neither Pell nor Subsidized Stafford Loans 

43%

29%

71%

Received Subsidized Stafford Loans, but no Pell

38%

23%

62%

*Suppressed to protect student privacy

 

 



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