Student Success

Data last updated: September 2019

Student success can be characterized as what students – whether traditional, nontraditional, or graduate students – expect for their investment of time and money. In other words, students make timely progress toward their degree, which can translate into lower student loan debt. This section provides retention rates, graduation rates, and credit hour completions during the first year.

Other Performance Indicators: Academic Profile; Student Experience; Diversity & Inclusion; Globalization

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First year 24 Credit Hour Completion Total

Measure 1: First Year Completion of 24 Credit Hours*

IPEDS Cohort (Degree-Seeking First-Time, Full-Time New in College)

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Year Percentage
2014 - 2015 76.96%
2015 - 2016 78.30%
2016 - 2017 77.74%
2017 - 2018 76.59%
2018 - 2019 78.91%

* Determined by dividing the number of IPEDS cohort students completing 24 credit hours in their first year of college by the total IPEDS cohort.

Measure 2: First Year Completion of 24 Credit Hours by Race/Ethnicity*

IPEDS Cohort (Degree-Seeking First-Time, Full-Time New in College)

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2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018 2018 - 2019
American Indian or Alaskan Native 66.67% 63.64% 70% 85.71% 58.33%
Asian 88.64% 77.55% 74.36% 82.14% 85.29%
Black or African American 57.76% 68.23% 61.25% 59.24% 68.27%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 75% 100% 0% 33.33% 100%
White or Caucasian 78.71% 79.09% 79.58% 78.21% 79.38%
More than one race 66.38% 79.67% 63.7% 66.41% 75.88%
Hispanic or Latino 75.25% 75.49% 73.39% 71.88% 76.72%
Non-Resident Alien 82.61% 83.78% 95.83% 78.57% 96.88%
Unknown 70% 80% 100% 76.92% 87.5%
Not a US Citizen - 60% 50% - -

* Determined by dividing the number of IPEDS cohort students completing 24 credit hours in their first year of college by the total IPEDS cohort.
**Those with 0.00% indicate an enrollment but not a completion. If the category is blank, there was no enrollment during that time period.

Measure 3: First Year Completion of 24 Credit Hours by Gender*

IPEDS Cohort (Degree-Seeking First-Time, Full-Time New in College)

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2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018 2018 - 2019
Male 70.59% 72.27% 72.07% 69.62% 73.99%
Female 81.10% 81.78% 81.35% 81.10% 82.04%

* Determined by dividing the number of IPEDS cohort students completing 24 credit hours in their first year of college by the total IPEDS cohort.

Measure 4: First Year Completion of 24 Credit Hours by Age*

IPEDS Cohort (Degree-Seeking First-Time, Full-Time New in College)

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2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018 2018 - 2019
Under 18 years 79.41% 79.55% 73.53% 73.53% 78.79%
18 to 19 years 77.49% 79.22% 78.44% 77.32% 79.56%
20 to 21 years 93.33% 54.55% 68.00% 37.50% 58.33%
22 to 24 years 52.00% 48.39% 25.00% 41.67% 35.71%
25 to 29 years 25.00% 0.00% 35.71% 16.67% 33.33%
30 to 34 years 50.00% 16.67% 0.00% 0.00% 20.00%
35 to 39 years 25.00% 50.00% - 50.00% 0.00%
40 to 44 years 100.00% 0.00% 100.00% 100.00% 0.00%
50 to 54 years - 0.00% - 100.00% -
45 to 49 years - - 50.00% - -
55 to 59 years - - - - -
65 years and above - - - - -
60 to 64 years 0.00% - - - -

* Determined by dividing the number of IPEDS cohort students completing 24 credit hours in their first year of college by the total IPEDS cohort.
**Those with 0.00% indicate an enrollment but not a completion. If the category is blank, there was no enrollment during that time period.

Measure 5: First Year Completion of 24 Credit Hours by Geographic Origin*

IPEDS Cohort (Degree-Seeking First-Time, Full-Time New in College)

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2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018 2018 - 2019
Missouri 45.22% 46.33% 76.48% 75.12% 77.47%
Out of State 65.79% 67.62% 85.94% 86.13% 86.63%
International 54.17% 48.72% 96.00% 80.00% 96.88%
Unknown 0.00% - 0.00% - -

* Determined by dividing the number of IPEDS cohort students completing 24 credit hours in their first year of college by the total IPEDS cohort.
**Those with 0.00% indicate an enrollment but not a completion. If the category is blank, there was no enrollment during that time period.

Measure 6: First Year Completion of 24 Credit Hours by First Generation Status*

IPEDS Cohort (Degree-Seeking First-Time, Full-Time New in College)

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2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018 2018 - 2019
Unknown 75.36% 77.78% 68.75% 70.51% 71.60%
First Generation 70.48% 71.68% 69.29% 68.73% 73.35%
Not First Generation 80.82% 82.29% 83.78% 81.79% 82.47%

* Determined by dividing the number of IPEDS cohort students completing 24 credit hours in their first year of college by the total IPEDS cohort.
**Students are considered first-generation if neither one of their parents received a bachelor’s degree (according to admissions application to MSU).

First year 30 Credit Hour Completion Total

Measure 1: Percentage of First Year Completion of 30 Credit Hours*

IPEDS Cohort (Degree-Seeking First-Time, Full-Time New in College)

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Year Percentage
2014 - 2015 47.77%
2015 - 2016 48.92%
2016 - 2017 44.02%
2017 - 2018 41.29%
2018 - 2019 44.88%

* Determined by dividing the number of IPEDS cohort students completing 30 credit hours in their first year of college by the total IPEDS cohort.

Measure 2: First Year Completion of 30 Credit Hours by Race/Ethnicity*

IPEDS Cohort (Degree-Seeking First-Time, Full-Time New in College)

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2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018 2018 - 2019
American Indian or Alaskan Native 55.56% 27.27% 50.00% 42.86% 41.67%
Asian 56.82% 55.10% 48.72% 33.93% 32.35%
Black or African American 19.88% 25.52% 20.63% 21.66% 33.65%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 75.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 66.67%
White or Caucasian 49.43% 50.26% 46.30% 43.58% 45.90%
More than one race 44.83% 56.10% 30.37% 29.69% 42.35%
Hispanic or Latino 49.50% 46.08% 35.48% 30.47% 33.62%
Non-Resident Alien 56.52% 48.65% 58.33% 50.00% 65.63%
Unknown 40.00% 80.00% 50.00% 53.85% 50.00%
Not a US Citizen - 20.00% 50.00% - -

* Determined by dividing the number of IPEDS cohort students completing 30 credit hours in their first year of college by the total IPEDS cohort.
**Those with 0.00% indicate an enrollment but not a completion. If the category is blank, there was no enrollment during that time period.

Measure 3: First Year Completion of 30 Credit Hours by Gender*

IPEDS Cohort (Degree-Seeking First-Time, Full-Time New in College)

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2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018 2018 - 2019
Male 39.30% 39.33% 35.67% 32.85% 37.72%
Female 53.27% 54.46% 49.33% 46.76% 49.43%

* Determined by dividing the number of IPEDS cohort students completing 30 credit hours in their first year of college by the total IPEDS cohort.

Measure 4: First Year Completion of 30 Credit Hours by Age*

IPEDS Cohort (Degree-Seeking First-Time, Full-Time New in College)

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2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018 2018 - 2019
Under 18 years 50.00% 61.36% 44.12% 29.41% 39.39%
18 to 19 years 48.57% 49.63% 44.59% 41.91% 45.43%
20 to 21 years 26.67% 31.82% 24.00% 20.83% 29.17%
22 to 24 years 8.00% 6.45% 5.00% 0.00% 7.14%
25 to 29 years 0.00% 0.00% 7.14% 8.33% 16.67%
30 to 34 years 50.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
35 to 39 years 0.00% 0.00% - 0.00% 0.00%
40 to 44 years 100.00% 0.00% 100.00% 100.00% 0.00%
50 to 54 years - 0.00% - 0.00% -
45 to 49 years - - 50.00% - -
55 to 59 years - - - - -
65 years and above - - - - -
60 to 64 years 0.00% - - - -

* Determined by dividing the number of IPEDS cohort students completing 30 credit hours in their first year of college by the total IPEDS cohort.
**Those with 0.00% indicate an enrollment but not a completion. If the category is blank, there was no enrollment during that time period.

Measure 5: First Year Completion of 30 Credit Hours by Geographic Origin*

IPEDS Cohort (Degree-Seeking First-Time, Full-Time New in College)

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2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018 2018 - 2019
International 54.17% 48.72% 60.00% 46.67% 65.63%
Missouri 45.22% 46.33% 42.00% 38.78% 42.57%
Out of State 65.79% 67.62% 57.82% 57.66% 57.92%
Unknown 0.00% - 0.00% - -

* Determined by dividing the number of IPEDS cohort students completing 30 credit hours in their first year of college by the total IPEDS cohort.
**Those with 0.00% indicate an enrollment but not a completion. If the category is blank, there was no enrollment during that time period.

Measure 6: First Year Completion of 30 Credit Hours by First Generation Status*

IPEDS Cohort (Degree-Seeking First-Time, Full-Time New in College)

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2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018 2018 - 2019
Unknown 49.64% 45.89% 37.50% 38.25% 36.09%
First Generation 40.31% 41.67% 36.71% 34.04% 38.89%
Not First Generation 51.58% 53.56% 49.11% 45.81% 48.79%

* Determined by dividing the number of IPEDS cohort students completing 30 credit hours in their first year of college by the total IPEDS cohort.
**Students are considered first-generation if neither one of their parents received a bachelor’s degree (according to admissions application to MSU).

Undergraduate Student Retention

Measure 1: Undergraduate Student Retention*

IPEDS Cohort (Degree-Seeking First-Time, Full-Time New in College)

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Year Percentage
2014-2015 78.27%
2015-2016 79.11%
2016-2017 77.34%
2017-2018 77.70%
2018-2019 78.07%

* The percentage of IPEDS cohort students from the previous fall who are again enrolled in the current fall.

Measure 2: Undergraduate Retention by Race/Ethnicity*

IPEDS Cohort (Degree-Seeking First-Time, Full-Time New in College)

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2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
American Indian or Alaskan Native 55.56% 63.64% 80.00% 100.00% 75.00%
Asian 95.45% 79.59% 76.92% 91.07% 82.35%
Black or African American 68.94% 74.48% 65.00% 66.03% 74.04%
Hispanic or Latino 78.22% 74.51% 70.97% 75.78% 66.38%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 75.00% 100.00% 0.00% 33.33% 100.00%
White or Caucasian 79.05% 79.42% 78.77% 78.84% 79.14%
More than one race 72.41% 82.93% 67.91% 64.06% 73.53%
Non-Resident Alien 82.61% 91.89% 91.67% 78.57% 68.75%
Unknown 70.00% 86.67% 75.00% 76.92% 75.00%
Not a US Citizen - 0.00% 50.00% - -

* The percentage IPEDS cohort students from the previous fall who are again enrolled in the current fall.
**Those with 0.00% indicate an enrollment but not a completion. If the category is blank, there was no enrollment during that time period.

Measure 3: Undergraduate Retention by Gender*

IPEDS Cohort (Degree-Seeking First-Time, Full-Time New in College)

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2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Male 74.89% 75.62% 72.27% 72.82% 75.19%
Female 80.46% 81.12% 80.56% 80.87% 79.90%

* The percentage of IPEDS cohort students from the previous fall who are again enrolled in the current fall.

Measure 4: Undergraduate Retention by Age*

IPEDS Cohort (Degree-Seeking First-Time, Full-Time New in College)

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2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Under 18 years 76.47% 75.00% 56.98% 61.76% 59.02%
18 to 19 years 78.58% 79.77% 81.48% 81.24% 82.04%
20 to 21 years 93.33% 59.09% 90.16% 89.64% 90.32%
22 to 24 years 64.00% 54.84% 88.28% 88.30% 89.65%
25 to 29 years 43.75% 45.45% 83.55% 83.27% 83.02%
30 to 34 years 50.00% 33.33% 86.57% 83.63% 82.17%
35 to 39 years 50.00% 50.00% 87.68% 84.04% 84.04%
40 to 44 years 100.00% 100.00% 81.08% 74.14% 85.09%
45 to 49 years - - 85.92% 77.78% 90.16%
50 to 54 years - 100.00% 71.05% 80.95% 87.50%
55 to 59 years - - 58.82% 90.00% 90.00%
65 years and above - - 50.00% 100.00% 100.00%
60 to 64 years 100.00% - 75.00% 80.00% 100.00%

* The percentage of IPEDS cohort students from the previous fall who are again enrolled in the current fall.
**Those with 0.00% indicate an enrollment but not a completion. If the category is blank, there was no enrollment during that time period.

Measure 5: Undergraduate Retention by Geographic Origin*

IPEDS Cohort (Degree-Seeking First-Time, Full-Time New in College)

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2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Missouri 78.64% 78.68% 76.43% 77.00% 78.24%
Out of State 75.44% 80.83% 82.98% 82.24% 77.72%
International 83.33% 92.31% 92.00% 80.00% 68.75%
Unknown 0.00% - - - -

* The percentage of IPEDS cohort students from the previous fall who are again enrolled in the current fall.
**Those with 0.00% indicate an enrollment but not a completion. If the category is blank, there was no enrollment during that time period.

Measure 6: Undergraduate Retention by First Generation Status*

IPEDS Cohort (Degree-Seeking First-Time, Full-Time New in College)

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2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
First Generation 72.66% 72.40% 69.27% 71.39% 72.63%
Unknown 78.99% 78.74% 70.31% 72.81% 71.60%
Not First Generation 81.24% 83.13% 82.95% 81.89% 81.49%

* The percentage of IPEDS cohort students from the previous fall who are again enrolled in the current fall.
**Students are considered first-generation if neither one of their parents received a bachelor’s degree (according to admissions application to MSU).

Graduate Student Retention

Measure 1: Graduate Retention Percentage*

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Year Percentage
2014-2015 91.14%
2015-2016 88.10%
2016-2017 87.32%
2017-2018 92.17%
2018-2019 87.87%

* The percentage of graduate students from the previous fall who are again enrolled in the current fall.

Measure 2: Graduate Retention by Race/Ethnicity*

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2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
American Indian or Alaskan Native - 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 0.00%
Asian 100.00% 100.00% 85.71% 100.00% 100.00%
Black or African American 70.00% 100.00% 90.00% 90.91% 90.91%
Hispanic or Latino 100.00% 70.00% 81.82% 100.00% 91.67%
White or Caucasian 90.85% 86.43% 84.82% 89.18% 90.57%
More than one race 80.00% 92.31% 87.50% 90.00% 75.00%
Non-Resident Alien 92.78% 90.63% 91.88% 96.83% 84.44%
Unknown 85.71% 81.82% 66.67% 100.00% 50.00%
External to US - 100.00% 50.00% - -
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander - - - 100.00% -
Not a US Citizen - - - 100.00% -

* The percentage of graduate students from the previous fall who are again enrolled in the current fall.
**Those with 0.00% indicate an enrollment but not a completion. If the category is blank, there was no enrollment during that time period.

Measure 3: Graduate Retention by Gender*

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2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Female 90.73% 88.36% 87.74% 92.95% 86.52%
Male 91.71% 87.75% 86.67% 90.97% 90.00%

* The percentage of graduate students from the previous fall who are again enrolled in the current fall.

Measure 4: Graduate Retention by Age*

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2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
20 to 21 years 90.48% 92.86% 87.50% 100.00% 96.77%
22 to 24 years 90.42% 89.31% 86.61% 93.30% 89.88%
25 to 29 years 91.07% 89.52% 90.00% 91.86% 77.50%
30 to 34 years 91.07% 91.18% 88.24% 87.10% 87.80%
35 to 39 years 97.44% 82.76% 94.44% 95.45% 89.47%
40 to 44 years 85.71% 60.00% 75.00% 75.00% 91.67%
45 to 49 years 88.89% 50.00% 88.89% 50.00% 66.67%
55 to 59 years - 100.00% 50.00% 50.00% -
50 to 54 years 100.00% 40.00% - 75.00% 100.00%
60 to 64 years 100.00% - - - -
Under 18 years - - 100.00% - -
65 years and above - - - - 100.00%

* The percentage of graduate students from the previous fall who are again enrolled in the current fall.

Measure 5: Graduate Retention by Geographic Origin*

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2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Missouri 90.58% 84.02% 84.43% 87.71% 89.20%
Out of State 89.66% 90.83% 85.26% 94.44% 90.00%
International 92.78% 90.67% 91.46% 96.85% 84.33%

* The percentage of graduate students from the previous fall who are again enrolled in the current fall.

Measure 6: Graduate Retention by First Generation Status*

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2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Not First Generation 96.05% 88.31% 85.92% 93.01% 88.30%
First Generation 87.50% 83.33% 83.33% 86.07% 80.51%
Unknown 90.63% 88.68% 88.47% 96.95% 93.89%

* The percentage of graduate students from the previous fall who are again enrolled in the current fall.
**Students are considered first-generation if neither one of their parents received a bachelor’s degree (according to admissions application to MSU).

Undergraduate 4-year graduation rate Overall

Measure 1: Undergraduate 4-Year Graduation Rate Overall*

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Year Percentage
2011 - 2015 31.35%
2012 - 2016 29.92%
2013 - 2017 32.86%
2014 - 2018 35.27%
2015 - 2019 38.48%

* The percent of IPEDS cohort students who were full-time students in the fall and graduated with a baccalaureate degree within four years. This rate is calculated as the total number of completers within 100% of normal time divided by the revised adjusted cohort. For more information, see FactBook-Section Five-Degrees Awarded and Number of Completers.

Measure 2: Undergraduate 4-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity*

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2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018 2015 - 2019
American Indian or Alaskan Native 38.89% 0.00% 8.33% 11.11% 18.18%
Asian 7.69% 29.41% 22.22% 29.55% 34.69%
Black or African American 12.41% 8.70% 15.66% 10.56% 20.31%
Hispanic or Latino 28.17% 31.31% 23.91% 32.67% 34.31%
White or Caucasian 33.01% 32.28% 35.50% 38.05% 40.30%
Non-Resident Alien 52.00% 41.94% 45.45% 39.13% 29.73%
Unknown 26.92% 17.65% 12.50% 10.00% 53.33%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.00% 20.00% 50.00% 25.00% 100.00%
More than one race 20.59% 15.84% 17.48% 23.28% 36.07%
Not a US Citizen - - 0.00% - 0.00%

* The percent of IPEDS cohort students who were full-time students in the fall and graduated with a baccalaureate degree within four years. This rate is calculated as the total number of completers within 100% of normal time divided by the revised adjusted cohort. For more information, see Factbook - Section Five - Degrees Awarded and Number of Completers

Measure 3: Undergraduate 4-Year Graduation Rate by Gender*

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2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018 2015 - 2019
Male 23.98% 22.28% 25.09% 28.47% 29.66%
Female 36.67% 34.52% 37.87% 39.67% 43.57%

* The percent of IPEDS cohort students who were full-time students in the fall and graduated with a baccalaureate degree within four years. This rate is calculated as the total number of completers within 100% of normal time divided by the revised adjusted cohort. For more information, see Factbook - Section Five - Degrees Awarded and Number of Completers

Measure 4: Undergraduate 4-Year Graduation Rate by Age*

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2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018 2015 - 2019
Under 18 years 15.15% 22.50% 35.90% 26.47% 34.09%
18 to 19 years 32.37% 30.75% 33.66% 35.84% 39.37%
20 to 21 years 16.00% 17.86% 12.00% 26.67% 0.00%
22 to 24 years 3.45% 11.43% 7.41% 12.00% 9.68%
25 to 29 years 7.14% 6.25% 5.88% 12.50% 0.00%
30 to 34 years 0.00% 0.00% 12.50% 50.00% 0.00%
35 to 39 years 0.00% 20.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
40 to 44 years 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
45 to 49 years 0.00% - 0.00% - -
50 to 54 years 0.00% - 0.00% - 0.00%
55 to 59 years - 0.00% - - -
60 to 64 years - - - 0.00% -

* The percent of IPEDS cohort students who were full-time students in the fall and graduated with a baccalaureate degree within four years. This rate is calculated as the total number of completers within 100% of normal time divided by the revised adjusted cohort. For more information, see Factbook - Section Five - Degrees Awarded and Number of Completers

Measure 5: Undergraduate 4-Year Graduation Rate by Geographic Origin*

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2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018 2015 - 2019
Missouri 30.45% 28.53% 31.78% 34.13% 37.89%
Out of State 37.97% 41.22% 39.46% 43.11% 43.78%
International 52.00% 41.94% 44.12% 41.67% 28.21%
Unknown 0.00% - 0.00% 0.00% -

* The percent of IPEDS cohort students who were full-time students in the fall and graduated with a baccalaureate degree within four years. This rate is calculated as the total number of completers within 100% of normal time divided by the revised adjusted cohort. For more information, see Factbook - Section Five - Degrees Awarded and Number of Completers

Measure 6: Undergraduate 4-Year Graduation Rate First Generation Status*

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2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018 2015 - 2019
First Generation 25.17% 21.84% 25.64% 27.37% 30.67%
Unknown 27.06% 32.43% 26.98% 28.57% 26.46%
Not First Generation 37.09% 34.92% 39.18% 40.63% 44.26%

* The percent of IPEDS cohort students who were full-time students in the fall and graduated with a baccalaureate degree within four years. This rate is calculated as the total number of completers within 100% of normal time divided by the revised adjusted cohort. (Factbook - Section Five – Degrees Awarded and Number of Completers)

Undergraduate 6-year graduation rate Overall

Measure 1: Undergraduate 6-Year Graduation Rate Overall*

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Year Percentage
2009 - 2015 52.34%
2010 - 2016 54.24%
2011 - 2017 54.95%
2012 - 2018 54.46%
2013 - 2019 55.89%

* The percent of IPEDS cohort students who were full-time students in the fall and graduated with a baccalaureate degree within six years. This rate is calculated as the total number of completers within 150% of normal time divided by the revised adjusted cohort. For more information, see FactBook-Section Five-Degrees Awarded and Number of Completers.

Measure 2: Undergraduate 6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity*

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2009 - 2015 2010 - 2016 2011 - 2017 2012 - 2018 2013 - 2019
American Indian or Alaskan Native 35.29% 38.46% 55.56% 33.33% 25.00%
Asian 42.86% 69.77% 53.85% 58.82% 61.11%
Black or African American 34.53% 32.00% 46.72% 29.81% 40.36%
Hispanic or Latino 47.76% 51.81% 47.89% 55.56% 48.91%
White or Caucasian 54.36% 56.85% 55.84% 56.92% 57.77%
Non-Resident Alien 42.86% 45.83% 72.00% 67.74% 66.67%
Unknown 45.12% 52.00% 57.69% 52.94% 37.50%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 71.43% 16.67% 0.00% 40.00% 50.00%
More than one race 42.86% 41.03% 44.12% 39.60% 48.54%
Not a US Citizen - - - - 33.33%

* Percent of IPEDS cohort students who were full-time students in the fall and graduated with a baccalaureate degree within six years. This rate is calculated as the total number of completers within 150% of normal time divided by the revised adjusted cohort. For more information, see Factbook - Section Five - Degrees Awarded and Number of Completers

Measure 3: Undergraduate 6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender*

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2009 - 2015 2010 - 2016 2011 - 2017 2012 - 2018 2013 - 2019
Male 46.81% 50.51% 48.28% 50.16% 50.62%
Female 56.23% 57.94% 59.77% 57.04% 59.29%

* Percent of IPEDS cohort students who were full-time students in the fall and graduated with a baccalaureate degree within six years. This rate is calculated as the total number of completers within 150% of normal time divided by the revised adjusted cohort. For more information, see Factbook - Section Five - Degrees Awarded and Number of Completers

Measure 4: Undergraduate 6-Year Graduation Rate by Age*

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2009 - 2015 2010 - 2016 2011 - 2017 2012 - 2018 2013 - 2019
Under 18 years 51.85% 56.76% 48.48% 45.00% 53.85%
18 to 19 years 53.94% 55.82% 56.31% 55.73% 57.15%
20 to 21 years 27.66% 27.59% 28.00% 32.14% 28.00%
22 to 24 years 22.50% 30.43% 13.79% 25.71% 22.22%
25 to 29 years 17.86% 42.11% 14.29% 12.50% 17.65%
30 to 34 years 15.38% 8.33% 20.00% 25.00% 12.50%
35 to 39 years 25.00% 33.33% 0.00% 40.00% 0.00%
40 to 44 years 66.67% 100.00% 0.00% 25.00% 0.00%
45 to 49 years - 0.00% 0.00% - 0.00%
50 to 54 years 33.33% - 0.00% - 0.00%
55 to 59 years - - - 0.00% -
65 years and above - - - - -

* Percent of IPEDS cohort students who were full-time students in the fall and graduated with a baccalaureate degree within six years. This rate is calculated as the total number of completers within 150% of normal time divided by the revised adjusted cohort. For more information, see Factbook - Section Five - Degrees Awarded and Number of Completers

Measure 5: Undergraduate 6-Year Graduation Rate by Geographic Origin*

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2009 - 2015 2010 - 2016 2011 - 2017 2012 - 2018 2013 - 2019
Missouri 52.20% 55.12% 54.58% 53.49% 55.12%
Out of State 54.61% 54.24% 56.96% 61.63% 60.54%
International 44.44% 44.00% 72.00% 67.74% 64.71%
Unknown - - 0.00% - 0.00%

* Percent of IPEDS cohort students who were full-time students in the fall and graduated with a baccalaureate degree within six years. This rate is calculated as the total number of completers within 150% of normal time divided by the revised adjusted cohort. For more information, see Factbook - Section Five - Degrees Awarded and Number of Completers

Measure 6: Undergraduate 6-Year Graduation Rate First Generation Status*

Display

2009 - 2015 2010 - 2016 2011 - 2017 2012 - 2018 2013 - 2019
First Generation 44.08% 47.89% 48.97% 44.32% 46.99%
Unknown 46.32% 51.64% 47.92% 52.47% 45.55%
Not First Generation 60.13% 60.50% 61.51% 62.13% 64.48%

* Percent of IPEDS cohort students who were full-time students in the fall and graduated with a baccalaureate degree within six years. This rate is calculated as the total number of completers within 150% of normal time divided by the revised adjusted cohort.

Graduate 4-year graduation rate Overall

Measure 1: Graduate 4-Year Graduation Rate Overall*

Display

Year Percentage
2011 - 2015 84.65%
2012 - 2016 85.97%
2013 - 2017 84.80%
2014 - 2018 84.42%
2015 - 2019 82.90%

* The percentage of graduate students who complete their graduate program within four years.

Measure 2: Graduate 4-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity*

Display

2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018 2015 - 2019
American Indian or Alaskan Native 0.00% 0.00% - - 100.00%
Asian 87.50% 100.00% 100.00% 57.14% 75.00%
Black or African American 83.33% 71.43% 85.71% 90.00% 60.00%
Hispanic or Latino 75.00% 50.00% 87.50% 87.50% 70.00%
White or Caucasian 81.82% 81.32% 80.72% 81.08% 78.21%
Non-Resident Alien 92.11% 93.91% 90.12% 92.78% 89.69%
Unknown 85.71% 93.75% 88.89% 64.29% 81.82%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander - - - - -
More than one race 85.71% 83.33% 80.00% 60.00% 92.31%
External to US - - - - 100.00%

* The percentage of graduate students who complete their graduate program within four years.

Measure 3: Graduate 4-Year Graduation Rate by Gender*

Display

2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018 2015 - 2019
Male 82.03% 87.08% 82.81% 84.40% 79.90%
Female 87.30% 85.13% 86.26% 84.44% 84.98%

* The percentage of graduate students who complete their graduate program within four years.

Measure 4: Graduate 4-Year Graduation Rate by Age*

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2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018 2015 - 2019
20 to 21 years 92.31% 90.00% 84.21% 80.95% 92.86%
22 to 24 years 85.66% 86.82% 88.72% 86.26% 83.59%
25 to 29 years 79.21% 83.65% 77.17% 79.46% 83.96%
30 to 34 years 88.89% 81.82% 77.55% 87.50% 86.76%
35 to 39 years 85.71% 84.85% 90.00% 89.74% 79.31%
40 to 44 years 87.50% 90.63% 81.82% 71.43% 60.00%
45 to 49 years 88.89% 90.91% 80.00% 88.89% 50.00%
50 to 54 years 71.43% 75.00% 100.00% 83.33% 20.00%
55 to 59 years - 100.00% - - 100.00%
65 years and above - - - - -
18 to 19 years - - - - -
60 to 64 years - - - 0.00% -

* The percentage of graduate students who complete their graduate program within four years.

Measure 5: Graduate 4-Year Graduation Rate by Geographic Origin*

Display

2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018 2015 - 2019
Missouri 78.54% 81.15% 79.19% 78.57% 75.13%
Out of State 86.73% 79.01% 87.06% 82.76% 84.40%
International 92.11% 93.51% 90.12% 92.78% 89.74%

* The percentage of graduate students who complete their graduate program within four years.

Measure 6: Graduate 4-Year Graduation Rate First Generation Status*

Display

2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018 2015 - 2019
Unknown 88.14% 87.95% 86.28% 85.97% 85.08%
First Generation 82.56% 76.47% 82.98% 66.04% 73.58%
Not First Generation 80.27% 82.22% 79.75% 89.02% 79.27%

* The percentage of graduate students who complete their graduate program within four years.
** Students are considered first-generation if neither one of their parents received a bachelor’s degree (according to admissions application to MSU).