Student Right to Know

Student Right To Know is a federal law that requires all colleges and universities to disclose certain information to students. The information below provides graduation rates and transfer-out rates for full-time students seeking degrees at Alexandria Technical & Community College (ATCC). Information also includes student persistence and completion rates and licensure exam pass rates as reported by the Minnesota State system.


Licensure Exam Pass Rates
Student Persistence and Completion
Completion Rate
Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates
Additional Information

Licensure Exam Pass Rates

CY 2013CY 2014CY 2015CY 2016CY 2017CY 2018
87.0%87.0%79.0%87.1%87.4%90.1%

Calendar Years 2013 through 2018. Percent change: 3.1%

Definition: Percent of cohort of students or graduates that passed a state or national licensure examination. This measure is a weighted average pass rate and currently includes four licensing exams: nursing, teaching, peace officer, and radiography.

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Student Persistence and Completion

Fall 2013Fall 2014Fall 2015Fall 2016Fall 2017Fall 2018
75.1%75.3%72.3%72.9%72.4%75.4%

End of Term Fall 2013 through Fall 2018. Percent change: 0.2%

Definition: Percent of fall entering cohort of regular or transfer students who have been retained, graduated, or transferred by the second fall term following original fall enrollment.

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Completion Rate

Fall 2011Fall 2012Fall 2013Fall 2014Fall 2015Fall 2016
65.8%65.7%67.8%66.2%67.0%63.3%

End of Term Fall 2011 through Fall 2016. Percent change: -2.5%

Definition: Percent of entering cohort of undergraduate regular and transfer students that have completed. Completion is measure as graduation by the end of third spring after entry at ATCC.

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Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates

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Student Right-to-Know 2020-2021 Download Student Right-to-Know 2020-2021 Document pdf
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 Alexandria Technical and Community College students who started at the college in the fall of 2016. The study includes all first-time students who enrolled full-time that fall and were seeking to earn a degree, diploma or certificate at the college. The graduation rate is the percentage of these students who graduated from ATCC within three years. The transfer-out rate is the percentage of these students who did not graduate from ATCC, but instead transferred to another college or university within three years.

What do I need to know about these rates?

These rates do not report on all students at Alexandria Technical and Community College. The 455 first-time, full-time students in the study were 17 percent of all students enrolled at ATCC in fall of 2016.

What are the graduation and transfer-out rates for Alexandria Technical and Community College students and how do they compare to rates for other colleges?

  • The graduation rate for ATCC was 58 percent.
  • The transfer-out rate for ATCC was 12 percent.
  • The combination of the graduation rate and the transfer-out rate for ATCC was 69 percent.
  • The national average combined rate for similar colleges was 45 percent.
Why don’t more Alexandria Technical and Community College students graduate or transfer in three 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 three years to graduate;
  • Other students delay their education for personal, family or financial reasons.
Alexandria Technical & Community CollegeGraduation RateTransfer-Out RateCombined Rate
Total Cohort58%12%69%
Race/EthnicityGraduation RateTransfer-Out RateCombined Rate
American Indian or Alaska Native***
Asian***
Black or African American***
Hispanic of any race***
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander***
Nonresident Alien***
Two or more races***
Unknown race and ethnicity***
White591271
GenderGraduation RateTransfer-Out RateCombined Rate
Female52%19%71%
Male60%9%69%
Financial AidGraduation RateTransfer-Out RateCombined Rate
Pell Grant Recipient50%13%63%
Received neither Pell nor Subsidized Stafford Loans65%11%76%
Received Subsidized Stafford Loans, but no Pell58%12%69%

*Suppressed to protect student privacy

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

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