Graduation and Retention Rates
Miami's graduation rates are consistently among the highest nationally. As of fall 2015, 79.9% of Miami students graduate within six years; 65.5% graduate within four years.
|Entered as First-Time Full-Time Freshman in:||2004||2005||2006||2007||2008||2009|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||70.0||78.9||72.7||78.3||81.8||66.7|
|Black or African American1||70.5||64.3||70.2||70.8||71.9||69.5|
|Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander||---||---||---||100.0||80.0||57.1|
|Pell Grant Recipient||NA||72.4||77.4||71.4||69.5||72.3|
|Stafford Loan Recipient||NA||79.6||77.2||76.4||79.0||80.4|
|Neither Pell nor Stafford||NA||82.8||80.5||83.3||80.3||81.4|
|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.|
As of fall 2014, 90.3% of Miami freshmen return for the sophomore year.
Length to Degree
Each year, the Ohio Board of Regents conducts a study of the median amount of time it takes undergraduates to earn a bachelor's degree at each of Ohio's public universities. For FY 2012, Miami's time to degree is lowest of all those studied. For more information on the time and credits to degree, see the newest report available at: https://www.ohiohighered.org/sites/ohiohighered.org/files/uploads/time_and_credits_FY12_grads.pdf.