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Student Right-to-Know

In compliance with the federal Student Right-to-Know (SRTK) Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-542), it is the policy of Porterville College (PC)  to publish its student completion and transfer rates. These rates are based on a limited cohort (or group) of students which are tracked for a three-year period. The cohort is limited because it includes only students who entered PC in the fall term as first-time, full-time students seeking a degree, certificate or transfer. Students included in the 2011 SRTK Cohort were tracked from Fall 2011 through Spring 2014 to determine their academic outcomes during the time period.

A student is included in the Completion Rate if they attained a certificate or degree or became ‘transfer prepared’ within the three-year period. Transfer-prepared is defined as having completed 60 transferable units with a GPA of 2.0 or better.  

A student is included in the Transfer Rate if, within the three-year tracking period, they transferred to another postsecondary institution prior to receiving a certificate or degree or becoming ‘transfer-prepared’.

The table below compares Porterville College’s Completion and Transfer Rates to the statewide community college average. 

2011 SRTK Cohort Completion Rate Transfer Rate
Statewide 27.1% 6.3%
Porterville College 28.0% 12.1%

These rates do not represent the completion and transfer  rates of the entire student population at Porterville College nor do they account for student outcomes occurring after the three-year tracking period. For further information on SRTK methodology, interpretation and rates at other community colleges, you can visit the California Community College Chancellor’s Office web site at

January 28, 2016

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