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Graduate Rate 56.53%
Male 51.91%
Female 59.96%
Transfer-Out Rate 1.80%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
73% / 39%

Mississippi Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Mississippi colleges is 56.53% - 7,243 students out of 12,812 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 2,830 male and 4,413 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Mississippi colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total12,8127,24356.53%
Male5,4522,83051.91%
Female7,3604,41359.96%
[Chart] Mississippi Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 4,849 students completed their degree in 4 years and 1,931 finished in 5 years at Mississippi colleges. Additional 455 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Mississippi Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less37.85% 30.14% 43.56%
5 Year52.92% 47.56% 56.89%
6 Year56.47% 51.85% 59.89%
[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 73.33% for full-time students and 38.92% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2021-2022)
Mississippi Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 73.33%38.92%
[Chart] Mississippi Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Mississippi colleges is 1.80%. 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 23012,812 1.80%
Male 1025,452 1.87%
Female 1287,360 1.74%
[Chart] Mississippi Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates