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 Metropolitan State University.
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 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 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.
These rates do not report on all students at Metropolitan State University. The 64 first-time, full-time students in the study were 1 percent of all undergraduate students enrolled at Metropolitan State in fall of 2013.
- The graduation rate for Metropolitan State was 34 percent.
- The transfer-out rate for Metropolitan State was 41 percent.
- The combination of the graduation rate and the transfer-out rate for Metropolitan State was 75 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
|Graduation Rate||Transfer-out Rate||Combined Rate|
|Race / Ethnicity|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||*||*||*|
|Black or African American||*||*||*|
|Hispanic of any race||*||*||*|
|Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander||*||*||*|
|Two or more races||*||*||*|
|Unknown race and ethnicity||*||*||*|
|Pell Grant Recipient||24%||54%||78%|
|Received neither Pell nor Subsidized Stafford Loans||*||*||*|
|Received Subsidized Stafford Loans, but no Pell||*||*||*|
* Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Due to rounding, percentages may not always appear to add up.