Student Right To Know

The Student Right-to-Know Act, passed by Congress in 1990, requires institutions eligible for Title IV funding, under the Higher Education Act of 1965, to calculate completion or graduation rates of certificate- or degree-seeking, full-time students entering that institution, and to disclose these rates to current and prospective students. Every institution that participates in any Title IV program is required to disclose graduation rates of all students. To read more about the Student Right-to-Know Act, please visit the National Center for Education Statistics website at

Red Rocks Community College, acting in compliance with the Student Right to Know Act, is happy to post the following information on the graduation rates of our cohorts of full-time, first-time, degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates. The graduation rates show the graduation/completion status of students who enrolled for whom 150% of the normal time-to-completion of a two-year, undergraduate degree has elapsed.

There are several things to keep in mind when viewing this information.

Retention, Graduation, and Transfer Out rates are for a select group of students – Summer and Fall First-time, Full-time degree or certificate-seeking students. While this is an important group to track, it does not represent all of our students, including students who start in the Spring, transfer students, part-time students, graduate students, or non-degree seeking students.

All graduation rates are based on 3 years of attendance which is equal to 150% of the normal completion time of RRCC’s longest two-year academic program. The Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies, and the Baccalaureate in Water Quality Management Technology, are relatively new degrees, have smaller enrollments, and are not tracked in these statistics. Rates for students who “transfer out” to a four year or another two-year institution are tracked separately based on IPEDS definitions and data.

Graduation and Transfer Out rates do not include students who left school:

  • To serve in the armed forces;
  • To take part in official church missions;
  • To help with a foreign aid service of the federal government;
  • Because they have died or become totally disabled.

Students who withdrew for personal or medical reasons are included in the original headcount. 

The retention and graduation rates give information to current and prospective students about student body diversity, including the percentage of enrolled, full-time students in the following categories: male, female, self-identified members of a major racial or ethnic group, and Federal Pell Grant recipients. Graduation rates are disaggregated by gender, major racial and ethnic subgroup (as defined in IPEDS), recipients of a Federal Pell Grant, and students who did not receive a Pell Grant.

If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact:
Dr. Tim Griffin, Executive Director
Planning, Institutional Research. and Effectiveness

Red Rocks Community College Retention Rates

Red Rocks Community College Graduation Rates

Red Rocks Community College Transfer Out Rates