Graduation and Retention Rates

Graduation

Miami's graduation rates are consistently among the highest nationally. As of fall 2019, 81.2% of Miami students graduate within six years; 72.9% graduate within four years.

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

Oxford Six-Year Graduation Rates (through August of 6th year)
Classification 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Overall 79.9 78.4 79.1 80.0 81.2
Women 82.1 80.7 81.9 82.4 85.7
Men 77.3 75.7 76.2 77.3 77.8
American Indian or Alaska Native 66.7 --- 80.0 75.0 80.0
Asian 82.5 77.6 85.0 82.1 81.2
Black or African American1 69.5 72.7 65.2 72.4 72.4
Hispanic/Latino 72.1 69.4 67.2 68.3 81.6
Multi Racial --- 74.5 70.8 75.2 81.9
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 57.1 --- --- --- ---
Non-Resident Alien 69.6 66.7 72.9 75.4 74.6
Non-minority2 81.2 79.6 80.8 81.2 82.7
Pell Grant Recipient 72.3 69.6 67.9 70.5 75.1
Stafford Loan Recipient 80.4 77.7 76.3 73.5 76.9
Neither Pell nor Stafford 81.4 81.2 82.6 83.3 83.8

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 2019, 90.0% of Miami freshmen return for the sophomore year.