Graduation and Retention Rates

Graduation

Miami's graduation rates are consistently among the highest nationally. As of fall 2017, 79.1% of Miami students graduate within six years; 67.2% graduate within four years.

Graduation Rate in 6 years (through August of 6th year)
Entered as First-Time Full-Time Freshman in: 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Overall 79.8 80.8 79.0 79.9 78.4 79.1
Women 80.9 82.8 81.7 82.1 80.7 81.9
Men 78.3 78.3 75.8 77.3 75.7 76.2
American Indian or Alaska Native 72.7 78.3 81.8 66.7 --- 80.0
Asian 76.3 83.7 83.2 82.5 77.6 85.0
Black or African American1 70.2 70.8 71.9 69.5 72.7 65.2
Hispanic/Latino 76.1 81.2 80.2 72.1 69.4 67.2
Multi Racial --- --- --- --- 74.5 70.8
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander --- --- --- 57.1 --- ---
Non-Resident Alien 88.9 83.3 69.5 69.6 66.7 72.9
Non-minority2 80.3 81.0 79.4 81.2 79.6 80.8
Pell Grant Recipient 77.4 71.4 69.5 72.3 69.6 67.9
Stafford Loan Recipient 77.2 76.4 79.0 80.4 77.7 76.3
Neither Pell nor Stafford 80.5 83.3 80.3 81.4 81.2 82.6
1 Race and ethnicity categories were changed in the 2013 reporting year (i.e., the 2007 cohort in the "Graduation in 6 Years" table). Prior to 2013 the following categories were used: Black, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, White, Unknown, and Non-Resident Alien.
2 The "non-minority" category was changed in the 2011 reporting year (i.e., the 2005 cohort in the "Graduation in 6 Years" table) to include White and Unknown students. Previously the "non-minority" category included White, Unknown and Non-Resident Alien students.

Retention

As of fall 2017, 90.9% of Miami freshmen return for the sophomore year.