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Graduate Rate 51.56%
Male 47.93%
Female 55.50%
Transfer-Out Rate 5.65%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
67% / 45%

Montana Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Montana colleges is 51.56% - 2,728 students out of 5,291 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 1,320 male and 1,408 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Montana colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total5,2912,72851.56%
Male2,7541,32047.93%
Female2,5371,40855.50%
[Chart] Montana Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 1,450 students completed their degree in 4 years and 927 finished in 5 years at Montana colleges. Additional 270 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Montana Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less27.41% 22.15% 33.11%
5 Year44.93% 40.52% 49.70%
6 Year50.03% 46.44% 53.92%
[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 67.10% for full-time students and 45.00% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2020-2021)
Montana Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 67.10%45.00%
[Chart] Montana Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Montana colleges is 5.65%. 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 2995,291 5.65%
Male 1502,754 5.45%
Female 1492,537 5.87%
[Chart] Montana Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates