Graduation Rates in Reasonable Completion Time

For the academic year 2020-2021, 1,159 students out of 1,428 candidates have completed their courses within 150% normal time (i.e. in 6 years for 4-years BS degree) at Southern Methodist University. By gender, 539 male and 620 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 (76.79% in average - Private (not-for-profit) Research University (high research activity)).
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total1,4281,15981.16%
Men69253977.89%
Women73662084.24%

Graduation Rate By Race/Ethnicity

The graduation rate of American Indian or Alaska Native students is 50.00%, rate of Asian students is 84.00%, rate of Black (Non-Hispanic) students is 72.97%, rate of Hispanic students is 79.45%, rate of White students is 82.05%, rate of Two or More Race students is 80.77%, and rate of Unknown students is 50.00% at Southern Methodist University.
TotalMaleFemale
American Indian or Alaska Native50.00%(2/4) 50.00%(1/2) 50.00%(1/2)
Asian84.00%(84/100) 80.39%(41/51) 87.76%(43/49)
Black (Non-Hispanic)72.97%(54/74) 60.53%(23/38) 86.11%(31/36)
Hispanic79.45%(116/146) 83.33%(50/60) 76.74%(66/86)
White82.05%(809/986) 78.88%(381/483) 85.09%(428/503)
Two or More Race80.77%(42/52) 77.27%(17/22) 83.33%(25/30)
Unknown50.00%(1/2) - 100.00%(1/1)
Graduation Rate By Race/Ethnicity

Graduation Rate By Completion Time Period

For BS degrees, 1,024 students completed their courses in 4 years (or 100% normal time) and 119 finished in 5 years (or 125% normal time). An additional 1,040 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 Southern Methodist University, the transfer-out rate is 13.73%. Its transfer-out rate is relatively lower than the average rate when comparing similar colleges (15.22% in average - Private (not-for-profit) Research University (high research activity)).
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 Southern Methodist University, the retention rate is 91% for full-time students and 100 % for part-time students last year. Its retention rate is around the average rate when comparing similar colleges (88.11% in average - Private (not-for-profit) Research University (high research activity)).
Retention Rates at Southern Methodist 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 Southern Methodist University, 51 of 64 non-resident alien students completed their studies and the graduation rate was 79.69%.
Non-Resident Alien Graduation Rate


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