Graduate Rate 53.63%
Male 50.51%
Female 56.82%
Transfer-Out Rate 3.57%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
71% / 49%

Montana Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Montana colleges is 53.63% - 2,993 students out of 5,581 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 1,426 male and 1,567 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
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, 1,645 students completed their degree in 4 years and 990 finished in 5 years at Montana colleges. Additional 261 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Montana Colleges
4 Year or Less29.48% 25.36% 33.68%
5 Year47.21% 43.50% 51.02%
6 Year51.89% 48.85% 55.00%
[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 70.90% for full-time students and 48.88% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2021-2022)
Montana Colleges and Universities
Retention Rate 70.90%48.88%
[Chart] Montana Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Montana colleges is 3.57%. 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 1995,581 3.57%
Male 932,823 3.29%
Female 1062,758 3.84%
[Chart] Montana Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates