Graduation and Retention Rates

Graduation

Miami's graduation rates are consistently among the highest nationally. As of fall 2016, 78.4% of Miami students graduate within six years; 66.3% graduate within four years.

Graduation Rate in 6 years (through August of 6th year)
Entered as First-Time Full-Time Freshman in: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Overall 81.5 79.8 80.8 79.0 79.9 78.4
Women 84.6 80.9 82.8 81.7 82.1 80.7
Men 77.9 78.3 78.3 75.8 77.3 75.7
American Indian or Alaska Native 78.9 72.7 78.3 81.8 66.7 ---
Asian 82.1 76.3 83.7 83.2 82.5 77.6
Black or African American1 64.3 70.2 70.8 71.9 69.5 72.7
Hispanic/Latino 75.8 76.1 81.2 80.2 72.1 69.4
Multi Racial --- --- --- --- --- 74.5
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander --- --- --- --- 57.1 ---
Non-Resident Alien 78.9 88.9 83.3 69.5 69.6 66.7
Non-minority2 82.2 80.3 81.0 79.4 81.2 79.6
Pell Grant Recipient 72.4 77.4 71.4 69.5 72.3 69.6
Stafford Loan Recipient 79.6 77.2 76.4 79.0 80.4 77.7
Neither Pell nor Stafford 82.8 80.5 83.3 80.3 81.4 81.2
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 2015, 90.3% of Miami freshmen return for the sophomore year.