The Student Right-to-Know Act

The Student Right-to-Know Act was enacted in 1990 by federal law. The law requires institutions that receive Title IV HEA student financial aid to collect, report and/or disclose graduation rates for full-time, first-time, degree-seeking undergraduate students and students receiving athletically related student aid.

As of September 2013, of the first-time students who started full-time course work at Southeast Tech during the fall semester of 2010, 37% had graduated, 6% were still students, 12% transferred out, and the remaining 45% were no longer attending.

This data reflects the graduation/completion status of students who enrolled during the specified year and for whom 150% of the normal time-to-completion has elapsed. This information is provided as required by the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and the Student Right-to-Know Act.

    Graduation Rates (4-Year Average)

                                                             Graduation      Transfer
                                                                   Rate          Out Rate

    First Time/Full Time Students                 37%              11%

While reviewing this information please note:

  • This report includes first-time, full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate students as measured during the normal fall census.
  • The graduation/completion rate is based on 3 years of attendance that equates to 150% of the length of our standard program.
  • The graduation/completion rate may not include students who left the school to serve in the armed forces, or official church missions, or in the foreign service of the federal government.
  • Students who died or were totally and permanently disabled may also be excluded.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) was implemented in 1974 as a federal law to protect the privacy of student education records. FERPA also gives students the right to review their education records, seek to amend inaccurate information in their records, and provide consent for the disclosure of their records. This law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.  FERPA information is published in the STI Student Catalog/Handbook.

The Clery Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose crime statistics that happen on and around their campuses. The law was originally known as the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 and was amended and renamed in 1998 after Jeanne Clery, a Lehigh University student who was assaulted and murdered in her residence hall on April 5th, 1986. This information is published in STI’s Annual Security Report.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policy and Prevention Plan

The Drug Free Schools and Committees Act Amendments of 1989 requires institutions who participate in federal student aid programs to provide information to its students, faculty, and employees to prevent drug and alcohol abuse. Information about programming opportunities, assistance programs available to students and employees with suspected drug or alcohol problems, and the possible repercussions of violating state and institutional drug and alcohol policies is available in the STI Student Catalog/Handbook and through STI email notifications.

Other Institutional Information

Federal legislation also requires the release of institutional information regarding the cost of attendance; accreditation; equity; and academic program data; facilitates and services to disabled students; financial assistance available to students and requirements and restrictions imposed on Title IV; withdrawal; and refund policies. This information is published annually in the STI Student Catalog/Handbook.

Questions related to any of this information should be directed to the Office of Institutional Research, Student Success Center, Mickelson Building, 605.367.7487.