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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 is 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 within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Mississippi colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total12,7336,95954.65%
Male5,4222,69049.61%
Female7,3114,26958.39%
[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
TotalMaleFemale
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
Full-timePart-time
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