Student Right to Know ActFederal Right to Know and Campus Security Act
The Student Right to Know Act requires an institution that participates in any student financial assistance program under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (as amended) to disclose information about graduation rates to current and prospective students. Institutions that award athletically-related student aid are also required under the Student Right to Know Act to disclose data related to the institution's student population and student-athlete graduation rates to potential student-athletes, their parents, coaches, and counselors.
In addition to the graduation rates of student-athletes receiving athletically-related financial aid, Texas A&M University-Commerce complies with the other reporting requirements of the Federal Right to Know and Campus Security Act. The following information is also reported through the appropriate offices listed below:
- Campus Crime Statistics – University Police Department
- Graduation Rates of Undergraduate Students - Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Planning
The Higher Education Act of 1992 mandated that all U.S. institutions receiving Title IV funding complete the IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System) Survey each year to the National Center for Education Statistics. The IPEDS graduation rate survey data is based on a 6-year graduation rate for each cohort of full-time, first-time degree seeking undergraduates. Each April, in conjunction with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Planning, the Office of the Registrar prepares and reports on the graduation rates of student-athletes receiving athletically-related financial aid in a specific cohort. Texas A&M University also submits this data (supplemented with information regarding the graduation rates of spring semester freshmen and transfer student-athletes) to the NCAA each year by June 1.
In compliance with the Federal Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990, and in accordance with the Higher Education Act of 1965 (as amended), Texas A&M University-Commerce is pleased to share the following information on the graduation rates of our cohorts of full-time, first-time degree seeking undergraduate and student-athletes that have received athletic financial aid.
While reviewing this information, please keep the following in mind:
- All graduation rates are based upon 6 years of attendance which equates to 150% of the normal completion time of our longest program. (For example, the 2001 cohort is comprised of all first-time, full-time degree seeking students who entered Texas A&M University-Commerce in the fall 2001 semester; and had through the summer 2007 semester to graduate in order to be considered a "completer" for the IPEDS survey.)
- These charts do not identify the reasons why our students withdrew; therefore, students who withdrew for personal or medical reasons are included.
- Graduation rates do not include students who left school:
- to serve in the armed forces
- on official church missions
- with a foreign aid service of the federal government
- or students who died or were totally disabled.
- A pound sign (#) denotes any cohort/subcohort with three or fewer students. The University is not required to disclose this information.