Graduate Rate 51.77%
Male 48.45%
Female 55.29%
Transfer-Out Rate 5.15%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
69% / 52%

Montana Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Montana colleges is 51.77% - 2,893 students out of 5,588 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 1,394 male and 1,499 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
Montana colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
[Chart] Montana Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 1,767 students completed their degree in 4 years and 849 finished in 5 years at Montana colleges. Additional 194 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Montana Colleges
4 Year or Less31.62% 27.35% 36.15%
5 Year46.81% 43.14% 50.72%
6 Year50.29% 47.13% 53.63%
[Chart] Montana 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 Montana colleges is 68.60% for full-time students and 52.17% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2022-2023)
Montana Colleges and Universities
Retention Rate 68.60%52.17%
[Chart] Montana Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Montana colleges is 5.15%. 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
Montana Colleges and Universities
Transfer-outTotal StudentsTransfer-Out Rate
Total 2885,588 5.15%
Male 1492,877 5.18%
Female 1392,711 5.13%
[Chart] Montana Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates