Graduation and Retention Rates

Graduation

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.

Graduation Rate in 6 years (through August of 6th year)
Entered as First-Time Full-Time Freshman in: 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Overall 80.0 81.5 79.8 80.8 79.0 79.9
Women 80.4 84.6 80.9 82.8 81.7 82.1
Men 79.5 77.9 78.3 78.3 75.8 77.3
American Indian or Alaska Native 70.0 78.9 72.7 78.3 81.8 66.7
Asian 73.4 82.1 76.3 83.7 83.2 82.5
Black or African American1 70.5 64.3 70.2 70.8 71.9 69.5
Hispanic/Latino 74.7 75.8 76.1 81.2 80.2 72.1
Multi Racial --- --- --- --- --- ---
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander --- --- --- 100.0 80.0 57.1
Non-Resident Alien NA 78.9 88.9 83.3 69.5 69.6
Non-minority2 NA 82.2 80.3 81.0 79.4 81.2
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.

Retention

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.