Graduate Rate 60.02%
Male 56.01%
Female 63.44%
Transfer-Out Rate 8.17%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
72% / 46%

Missouri Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Missouri colleges is 60.02% - 18,263 students out of 30,427 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 7,832 male and 10,431 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Missouri colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
[Chart] Missouri Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 12,482 students completed their degree in 4 years and 4,620 finished in 5 years at Missouri colleges. Additional 1,000 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Missouri Colleges
4 Year or Less41.02% 33.88% 47.10%
5 Year56.21% 51.57% 60.15%
6 Year59.49% 55.61% 62.80%
[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 72.85% for full-time students and 47.80% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2020-2021)
Missouri Colleges and Universities
Retention Rate 72.85%47.80%
[Chart] Missouri Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Missouri colleges is 8.17%. 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 2,48730,427 8.17%
Male 1,21713,984 8.70%
Female 1,27016,443 7.72%
[Chart] Missouri Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates