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Graduate Rate 67.09%
Male 64.47%
Female 69.20%
Transfer-Out Rate 18.07%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
76% / 44%

Minnesota Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Minnesota colleges is 67.09% - 17,645 students out of 26,299 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 7,549 male and 10,096 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Minnesota colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total26,29917,64567.09%
Male11,7097,54964.47%
Female14,59010,09669.20%
[Chart] Minnesota Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 13,714 students completed their degree in 4 years and 3,199 finished in 5 years at Minnesota colleges. Additional 639 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Minnesota Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less52.15% 47.17% 56.14%
5 Year64.31% 61.12% 66.87%
6 Year66.74% 64.24% 68.75%
[Chart] Minnesota 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 Minnesota colleges is 76.34% for full-time students and 42.75% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2020-2021)
Minnesota Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 76.34%42.75%
[Chart] Minnesota Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Minnesota colleges is 18.07%. 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
Minnesota Colleges and Universities
Transfer-outTotal StudentsTransfer-Out Rate
Total 4,75226,299 18.07%
Male 2,01111,709 17.17%
Female 2,74114,590 18.79%
[Chart] Minnesota Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates