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.

The years in the table below mark the year the students entered as first-time, full-time freshmen.

Graduation Rate in 6 years (through August of 6th year)
Classification 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Overall 80.8 79.0 79.9 78.4 79.1
Women 82.8 81.7 82.1 80.7 81.9
Men 78.3 75.8 77.3 75.7 76.2
American Indian or Alaska Native 78.3 81.8 66.7 --- 80.0
Asian 83.7 83.2 82.5 77.6 85.0
Black or African American1 70.8 71.9 69.5 72.7 65.2
Hispanic/Latino 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 83.3 69.5 69.6 66.7 72.9
Non-minority2 81.0 79.4 81.2 79.6 80.8
Pell Grant Recipient 71.4 69.5 72.3 69.6 67.9
Stafford Loan Recipient 76.4 79.0 80.4 77.7 76.3
Neither Pell nor Stafford 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 2018, 91.9% of Miami freshmen return for the sophomore year.