In accordance with the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, as amended, the Student Right-to-Know Act, 34 CFR.668 requires that institutions receiving Title IV funding disclose graduation/completion rates for first time, full time students who completed within 150% of the normal time-to-completion. Federal reporting does not include students who have previously attended a higher education institution.

The Student-Right-to-Know rates are published annually by July 1st and based on data reported by First Institute in connection with the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey. This information is available in the admissions office and on College Navigator, which is maintained by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) at:

The link to College Navigator is also available on First Institute’s website at under Disclosures.


The Student-Right-to-Know graduation rate is calculated based on full time first time certificate seeking students who enrolled between September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018. The rate represents the number of students who earned their certificate of completion within 150% of the normal time frame.

First Time Full Time Students Enrolled between 9/16/2017 – 8/31/2018 Number of Students Number Graduating Within 150% Graduation Rate

Total 151 111 74%

Male 7 3 5%

Female 144 108 95%

Non-Resident Alien 0 0 0%

Hispanic/Latino 83 69 64%

American Indian or Alaskan Native 0 0 0%

Asian 7 5 5%

Black or African American 14 6 7%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1 1 .7%

White 45 30 29%

Two or More Races 1 0 .3%

Race and Ethnicity Unknown 0 0 0%

Received Pell Grant 113 78 73%

Received Direct Subsidized Loan but no Pell Grant 16 16 13%

Did not receive Pell Grant or Direct Subsidized

Loan 22 17 14%

First Institute does not report our transfer-out rate because our mission does not include substantial preparation for students to enroll in other institutions.