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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 trans-ferrates. 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 2012 SRTK Cohort were tracked from Fall 2012 through Spring 2015 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.

2012 SRTK Cohort Completion Rate Transfer Rate
Statewide 29.5% 10.9%
Porterville College 24.2% 7.1%

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 meth-odology, interpretation and rates at other community colleges, you can visit the CA Community College Chancellor’s Office web site at 

July 12, 2017

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