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 iss 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 in the period.
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, 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
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
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