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 iss 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 in the period.
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