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Graduate Rate 67.99%
Male 64.13%
Female 71.08%
Transfer-Out Rate 17.94%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
77% / 45%

Minnesota Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Minnesota colleges is 67.99% - 17,570 students out of 25,843 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 7,379 male and 10,191 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Minnesota colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total25,84317,57067.99%
Male11,5067,37964.13%
Female14,33710,19171.08%
[Chart] Minnesota Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 13,934 students completed their degree in 4 years and 2,944 finished in 5 years at Minnesota colleges. Additional 595 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Minnesota Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less53.92% 48.04% 58.63%
5 Year65.31% 61.00% 68.77%
6 Year67.61% 63.89% 70.60%
[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 77.00% for full-time students and 43.93% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2020-2021)
Minnesota Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 77.00%43.93%
[Chart] Minnesota Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Minnesota colleges is 17.94%. 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 4,63725,843 17.94%
Male 2,02011,506 17.56%
Female 2,61714,337 18.25%
[Chart] Minnesota Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates