Graduate Rate 66.73%
Male 63.50%
Female 69.54%
Transfer-Out Rate 8.75%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
76% / 54%

Michigan Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Michigan colleges is 66.73% - 31,816 students out of 47,679 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 14,093 male and 17,723 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.The following table summarizes the graduation rate by gender with number of completers.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Michigan colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
[Chart] Michigan Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 21,201 students completed their degree in 4 years and 8,599 finished in 5 years at Michigan colleges. Additional 1,938 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Michigan Colleges
4 Year or Less44.47% 39.15% 49.09%
5 Year62.50% 58.84% 65.69%
6 Year66.57% 63.35% 69.37%
[Chart] Michigan Colleges and Universities BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

Retention Rate

By definition, retention rate is the percentage of students who return to a college for their sophomore year. The average retention rate of Michigan colleges is 76.17% for full-time students and 54.34% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2022-2023)
Michigan Colleges and Universities
Retention Rate 76.17%54.34%
[Chart] Michigan Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Michigan colleges is 8.75%. The transfer-out rate is calculated by dividing students who have transferred out of other institution into total number of students (candidates) within 150% normal time.
Transfer-Out Rates
Michigan Colleges and Universities
Transfer-outTotal StudentsTransfer-Out Rate
Total 4,17147,679 8.75%
Male 2,00122,194 9.02%
Female 2,17025,485 8.51%
[Chart] Michigan Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates