Graduation Rates in Reasonable Completion Time

For the academic year 2021-2022, 6,407 students out of 7,885 candidates have completed their courses within 150% normal time (i.e. in 6 years for 4-years BS degree) at Michigan State University. By gender, 2,938 male and 3,469 female students graduated the school last year completing their jobs in the period. Its graduation rate is relatively higher than the average rate when comparing similar colleges (74.48% in average - public Research University (very high research activity)).
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total7,8856,40781.26%
Men3,7482,93878.39%
Women4,1373,46983.85%
Michigan State University graduate rate

Graduation Rate By Race/Ethnicity

The graduation rate of American Indian or Alaska Native students is 81.25%, rate of Asian students is 86.99%, rate of Black (Non-Hispanic) students is 63.08%, rate of Hispanic students is 71.59%, rate of White students is 84.24%, rate of Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander students is 77.78%, rate of Two or More Race students is 73.98%, and rate of Unknown students is 70.97% at Michigan State University.
TotalMaleFemale
American Indian or Alaska Native81.25%(13/16) - 92.86%(13/14)
Asian86.99%(321/369) 84.34%(167/198) 90.06%(154/171)
Black (Non-Hispanic)63.08%(381/604) 57.28%(122/213) 66.24%(259/391)
Hispanic71.59%(252/352) 62.76%(91/145) 77.78%(161/207)
White84.24%(4,291/5,094) 82.33%(1,975/2,399) 85.94%(2,316/2,695)
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander77.78%(7/9) 80.00%(4/5) 75.00%(3/4)
Two or More Race73.98%(182/246) 72.41%(84/116) 75.38%(98/130)
Unknown70.97%(44/62) 62.50%(20/32) 80.00%(24/30)
Graduation Rate By Race/Ethnicity
Michigan State University graduate rate by race

Graduation Rate By Completion Time Period

For BS degrees, 4,503 students completed their courses in 4 years (or 100% normal time) and 1,592 finished in 5 years (or 125% normal time). An additional 4,815 students graduated within 6 years (or 150% normal time).
Graduation Rate By Completion Time Period

Transfer-out and Retention Rates

The transfer-out rate is calculated by dividing the total number of students who are known to have transferred out of other institutions within 150% of normal time to completion into the total number of students, At Michigan State University, the transfer-out rate is 10.15%.
Transfer-out and Retention Rates
By definition, the retention rate is the percentage of students who return to a college for their sophomore year. At Michigan State University, the retention rate is 91% for full-time students and 44 % for part-time students last year. Its retention rate is around the average rate when comparing similar colleges (88.99% in average - public Research University (very high research activity)).
Retention Rates at Michigan State University

Non-Resident Alien Graduation Rate

A non-resident alien student is not a US citizen/green card holder and studies with a student visa, such as an F visa, in the United States. At Michigan State University, 916 of 1,133 non-resident alien students completed their studies and the graduation rate was 80.85%.
Non-Resident Alien Graduation Rate


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