Federal regulations specify how to calculate the graduation and transfer rates. The rates come from a study of Northland students who started at the college in the fall of 2018. The study includes all first-time students who enrolled full-time that fall and were seeking to earn a degree, diploma or certificate at the college. The graduation rate is the percentage of these students who graduated from Northland within three years. The transfer-out rate is the percentage of these students who did not graduate from Northland, but instead transferred to another college or university within three years.