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 iss 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 in the period.
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 (2019-2020)
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