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Graduate Rate 66.24%
Male 62.74%
Female 69.36%
Transfer-Out Rate 9.91%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
77% / 55%

Michigan Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Michigan colleges is 66.24% - 31,263 students out of 47,194 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 13,924 male and 17,339 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Michigan colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total47,19431,26366.24%
Male22,19413,92462.74%
Female25,00017,33969.36%
[Chart] Michigan Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 19,924 students completed their degree in 4 years and 9,132 finished in 5 years at Michigan colleges. Additional 2,105 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Michigan Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less42.22% 36.55% 47.25%
5 Year61.57% 57.44% 65.23%
6 Year66.03% 62.49% 69.17%
[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 76.98% for full-time students and 55.26% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2020-2021)
Michigan Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 76.98%55.26%
[Chart] Michigan Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Michigan colleges is 9.91%. 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 4,67547,194 9.91%
Male 2,23222,194 10.06%
Female 2,44325,000 9.77%
[Chart] Michigan Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates