Graduate Rate 54.65%
Male 49.61%
Female 58.39%
Transfer-Out Rate 1.73%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
73% / 47%

Mississippi Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Mississippi colleges iss 54.65% - 6,959 students out of 12,733 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 2,690 male and 4,269 female students have graduated last year completing their studies in the period.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Mississippi colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
[Chart] Mississippi Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 4,400 students completed their degree in 4 years and 2,076 finished in 5 years at Mississippi colleges. Additional 475 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Mississippi Colleges
4 Year or Less34.56% 26.89% 40.24%
5 Year50.86% 45.02% 55.19%
6 Year54.59% 49.59% 58.30%
[Chart] Mississippi 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 Mississippi colleges is 72.63% for full-time students and 46.73% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2020-2021)
Mississippi Colleges and Universities
Retention Rate 72.63%46.73%
[Chart] Mississippi Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Mississippi colleges is 1.73%. 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
Mississippi Colleges and Universities
Transfer-outTotal StudentsTransfer-Out Rate
Total 22012,733 1.73%
Male 1185,422 2.18%
Female 1027,311 1.40%
[Chart] Mississippi Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates