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Graduate Rate 67.37%
Male 64.27%
Female 70.07%
Transfer-Out Rate 9.59%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
77% / 55%

Michigan Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Michigan colleges is 67.37% - 31,925 students out of 47,389 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 14,188 male and 17,737 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Michigan colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total47,38931,92567.37%
Male22,07514,18864.27%
Female25,31417,73770.07%
[Chart] Michigan Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 20,848 students completed their degree in 4 years and 8,848 finished in 5 years at Michigan colleges. Additional 2,115 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Michigan Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less43.99% 38.86% 48.47%
5 Year62.66% 58.94% 65.91%
6 Year67.13% 64.01% 69.84%
[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 77.33% for full-time students and 55.26% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2020-2021)
Michigan Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 77.33%55.26%
[Chart] Michigan Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Michigan colleges is 9.59%. 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 4,54347,389 9.59%
Male 2,14022,075 9.69%
Female 2,40325,314 9.49%
[Chart] Michigan Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates