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Graduate Rate 60.51%
Male 55.93%
Female 64.28%
Transfer-Out Rate 9.32%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
72% / 47%

Missouri Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Missouri colleges is 60.51% - 18,965 students out of 31,342 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 7,915 male and 11,050 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Missouri colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total31,34218,96560.51%
Male14,1517,91555.93%
Female17,19111,05064.28%
[Chart] Missouri Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 13,188 students completed their degree in 4 years and 4,703 finished in 5 years at Missouri colleges. Additional 946 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Missouri Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less42.08% 34.82% 48.05%
5 Year57.08% 51.97% 61.29%
6 Year60.10% 55.60% 63.81%
[Chart] Missouri 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 Missouri colleges is 71.77% for full-time students and 48.73% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2021-2022)
Missouri Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 71.77%48.73%
[Chart] Missouri Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Missouri colleges is 9.32%. 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
Missouri Colleges and Universities
Transfer-outTotal StudentsTransfer-Out Rate
Total 2,92131,342 9.32%
Male 1,38114,151 9.76%
Female 1,54017,191 8.96%
[Chart] Missouri Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates