Graduate Rate 56.27%
Male 52.06%
Female 59.33%
Transfer-Out Rate 2.15%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
72% / 37%

Mississippi Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Mississippi colleges is 56.27% - 7,500 students out of 13,329 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 2,923 male and 4,577 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.The following table summarizes the graduation rate by gender with number of completers.
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, 5,223 students completed their degree in 4 years and 1,875 finished in 5 years at Mississippi colleges. Additional 395 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Mississippi Colleges
4 Year or Less39.19% 31.54% 44.75%
5 Year53.25% 48.05% 57.04%
6 Year56.22% 52.04% 59.26%
[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 71.80% for full-time students and 37.00% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2022-2023)
Mississippi Colleges and Universities
Retention Rate 71.80%37.00%
[Chart] Mississippi Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Mississippi colleges is 2.15%. 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 28713,329 2.15%
Male 1405,615 2.49%
Female 1477,714 1.91%
[Chart] Mississippi Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates