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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 iss 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 in the period.
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 (2019-2020)
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