Graduation and Retention Rates

Graduation

Miami's graduation rates are consistently among the highest nationally. As of fall 2020, 82.2% of Miami students graduate within six years; 73.2% graduate within four years.

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

Six-Year Graduation Rates (through August of 6th year)
Classification 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Overall 80.8 79.0 79.9 78.4 79.1 80.0 81.2 82.2
Women 82.8 81.7 82.1 80.7 81.9 82.4 85.7 85.9
Men 78.3 75.8 77.3 75.7 76.2 77.3 77.8 78.2
American Indian or Alaska Native 78.3 81.8 66.7 --- 80.0 75.0 80.0 100
Asian 83.7 83.2 82.5 77.6 85.0 82.1 81.2 83.7
Black or African American1 70.8 71.9 69.5 72.7 65.2 72.4 72.4 75.2
Hispanic/Latino 81.2 80.2 72.1 69.4 67.2 68.3 81.6 80.6
Multi Racial --- --- --- 74.5 70.8 75.2 81.9 72.9
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander --- --- 57.1 --- --- --- --- ---
Non-Resident Alien 83.3 69.5 69.6 66.7 72.9 75.4 74.6 76.6
Non-Minority2 81.0 79.4 81.2 79.6 80.8 81.2 82.7 83.3
Pell Grant Recipient 71.4 69.5 72.3 69.6 67.9 70.5 75.1 75.9
Stafford Loan Recipient 76.4 79.0 80.4 77.7 76.3 73.5 76.9 78.2
Neither Pell nor Stafford 83.3 80.3 81.4 81.2 82.6 83.3 83.8 83.3

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

Retention Rates: Oxford Campus

Percent First to Second Year Retention by Cohort Year
Classification 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Female 89.1 88.6 88.4 88.9 89.0 91.0 91.8 92.7 91.4 92.6 91.3 91.0
Male 88.9 90.4 89.3 88.9 90.2 90.0 88.7 90.8 90.3 91.3 88.7 86.8
Minority 91.1 88.9 85.9 84.6 85.5 90.4 88.1 89.8 89.8 92.2 88.1 88.9
Non-Minority1 88.8 89.5 89.1 89.2 89.9 90.4 90.3 92.0 91.0 91.8 90.6 89.3
Non-Resident Alien1 --- --- 93.3 94.3 95.5 92.5 93.5 93.2 91.5 92.6 89.3 80.9
In State 89.9 90.4 89.2 88.1 89.9 90.3 88.9 91.8 91.2 91.9 89.9 89.2
Out of State 87.4 87.3 88.0 90.2 89.0 90.8 92.0 91.8 90.4 91.9 90.2 88.4
Total 89.0 89.4 88.8 88.9 89.6 90.5 90.3 91.8 90.9 91.9 90.0 88.9

1Prior to 2010, the Non-Minority category includes White, Unknown, and Non-Resident Alien students; beginning with the 2010 cohort, the Non-Resident Alien category is calculated separately.

Percent Second to Third Year Retention by Cohort Year
Classification 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Female 85.3 84.4 85.4 84.0 85.0 84.9 88.2 88.9 90.1 88.3 89.0 87.6
Male 84.3 83.2 84.7 82.4 82.5 83.9 83.1 84.1 84.8 84.9 84.1 82.3
Minority 82.5 85.9 83.9 79.6 78.7 78.4 84.8 84.4 86.1 84.8 87.1 81.4
Non-Minority2 85.1 83.7 85.4 84.0 84.7 85.3 86.2 87.3 88.4 87.6 87.3 87.5
Non-Resident Alien2 --- --- 78.0 77.8 80.7 84.3 80.9 81.9 81.6 80.9 79.1 69.1
In State 85.9 85.4 87.0 83.9 83.1 84.8 86.0 85.8 88.3 87.3 87.4 86.2
Out of State 83.0 81.0 81.0 82.0 85.0 83.9 85.4 87.6 86.5 85.9 85.5 83.3
Total 84.9 83.9 85.1 83.3 83.8 84.4 85.7 86.5 87.5 86.7 86.6 85.0

2Prior to 2009, the Non-Minority category includes White, Unknown, and Non-Resident Alien students; beginning with the 2009 cohort, the Non-Resident Alien category is calculated separately.