Student Success

Data last updated: March 2017

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
2011 - 2012 76.17%
2012 - 2013 74.81%
2013 - 2014 74.21%
2014 - 2015 76.96%
2015 - 2016 78.30%

* 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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2011 - 2012 2012 - 2013 2013 - 2014 2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016
American Indian or Alaskan Native 83.33% 55.56% 46.15% 66.67% 63.64%
Asian 84.62% 64.71% 80.56% 88.64% 77.55%
Black or African American 64.23% 54.94% 56.63% 57.76% 68.23%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 100% 80% 100% 75% 100%
White or Caucasian 76.82% 76.87% 76.39% 78.71% 79.09%
More than one race 69.12% 63.37% 67.31% 66.38% 79.67%
Hispanic or Latino 76.06% 77.78% 68.48% 75.25% 75.49%
Non-Resident Alien 88% 87.1% 63.64% 82.61% 83.78%
Unknown 76.92% 70.59% 56.25% 70% 80%
Not a US Citizen - - 66.67% - 60%

* 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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2011 - 2012 2012 - 2013 2013 - 2014 2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016
Female 79.49% 78.08% 77.88% 81.10% 81.78%
Male 71.56% 69.40% 68.53% 70.59% 72.27%

* 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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2011 - 2012 2012 - 2013 2013 - 2014 2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016
Under 18 years 84.85% 77.50% 71.79% 79.41% 79.55%
18 to 19 years 77.11% 76.21% 75.38% 77.49% 79.22%
20 to 21 years 57.69% 39.29% 36.00% 93.33% 54.55%
22 to 24 years 44.83% 45.71% 53.57% 52.00% 48.39%
25 to 29 years 28.57% 18.75% 52.94% 25.00% 0.00%
30 to 34 years 50.00% 50.00% 25.00% 50.00% 16.67%
35 to 39 years 25.00% 40.00% 40.00% 25.00% 50.00%
40 to 44 years 50.00% 25.00% 0.00% 100.00% 0.00%
50 to 54 years 0.00% - 0.00% - 0.00%
45 to 49 years 50.00% - 0.00% - -
55 to 59 years - 0.00% - - -
65 years and above - - 0.00% - -
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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2011 - 2012 2012 - 2013 2013 - 2014 2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016
International 60.00% 51.61% 44.12% 54.17% 48.72%
Missouri 43.08% 43.17% 44.33% 45.22% 46.33%
Out of State 61.18% 64.37% 63.66% 65.79% 67.62%
Unknown 100.00% - 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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2011 - 2012 2012 - 2013 2013 - 2014 2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016
First Generation 73.42% 67.31% 68.67% 70.48% 71.68%
Not First Generation 80.25% 80.05% 80.79% 80.82% 82.29%
Unknown 69.98% 75.00% 64.25% 75.36% 77.78%

* 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
2011 - 2012 44.94%
2012 - 2013 45.35%
2013 - 2014 46.68%
2014 - 2015 47.77%
2015 - 2016 48.92%

* 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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2011 - 2012 2012 - 2013 2013 - 2014 2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016
American Indian or Alaskan Native 44.44% 11.11% 23.08% 55.56% 27.27%
Asian 46.15% 32.35% 50.00% 56.82% 55.10%
Black or African American 26.28% 16.05% 22.29% 19.88% 25.52%
Hispanic or Latino 45.07% 44.44% 41.30% 49.50% 46.08%
More than one race 29.41% 32.67% 48.08% 44.83% 56.10%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.00% 60.00% 50.00% 75.00% 0.00%
Non-Resident Alien 60.00% 51.61% 42.42% 56.52% 48.65%
Unknown 38.46% 41.18% 12.50% 40.00% 80.00%
White or Caucasian 46.49% 48.57% 49.10% 49.43% 50.26%
Not a US Citizen - - 0.00% - 20.00%

* 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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2011 - 2012 2012 - 2013 2013 - 2014 2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016
Female 50.13% 48.67% 51.61% 53.27% 54.46%
Male 37.73% 39.85% 39.04% 39.30% 39.33%

* 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
Under 18 years 50.00% 61.36%
18 to 19 years 48.57% 49.63%
20 to 21 years 26.67% 31.82%
22 to 24 years 8.00% 6.45%
25 to 29 years 0.00% 0.00%
30 to 34 years 50.00% 0.00%
35 to 39 years 0.00% 0.00%
40 to 44 years 100.00% 0.00%
50 to 54 years - 0.00%
45 to 49 years - -
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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2011 - 2012 2012 - 2013 2013 - 2014 2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016
International 60.00% 51.61% 44.12% 54.17% 48.72%
Missouri 43.08% 43.17% 44.33% 45.22% 46.33%
Out of State 61.18% 64.37% 63.66% 65.79% 67.62%
Unknown 100.00% - 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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2011 - 2012 2012 - 2013 2013 - 2014 2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016
First Generation 38.09% 38.22% 39.50% 40.31% 41.67%
Not First Generation 50.56% 49.84% 54.24% 51.58% 53.56%
Unknown 42.44% 47.11% 36.92% 49.64% 45.89%

* 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
2011-2012 75.38%
2012-2013 75.25%
2013-2014 75.31%
2014-2015 78.27%
2015-2016 79.11%

* 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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2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
American Indian or Alaskan Native 77.78% 66.67% 30.77% 55.56% 63.64%
Asian 76.92% 70.59% 86.11% 95.45% 79.59%
Black or African American 74.45% 66.05% 71.08% 68.94% 74.48%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 100.00% 80.00% 100.00% 75.00% 100.00%
White or Caucasian 75.63% 76.49% 76.28% 79.05% 79.41%
More than one race 66.18% 63.37% 67.31% 72.41% 100.00%
Hispanic or Latino 74.65% 72.73% 70.65% 78.22% 74.51%
Non-Resident Alien 80.00% 96.77% 78.79% 82.61% 91.89%
Unknown 76.92% 70.59% 62.50% 70.00% 100.00%
Not a US Citizen - - 66.67% - 0.00%

* 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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2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
Female 77.60% 75.95% 77.91% 80.46% 81.12%
Male 72.30% 74.08% 71.27% 74.89% 75.62%

* 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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2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
Under 18 years 84.85% 80.00% 76.92% 76.47% 75.00%
18 to 19 years 75.89% 76.34% 75.94% 78.58% 79.77%
20 to 21 years 64.00% 50.00% 68.00% 93.33% 59.09%
22 to 24 years 58.62% 45.71% 60.71% 64.00% 54.84%
25 to 29 years 35.71% 37.50% 47.06% 43.75% 45.45%
30 to 34 years 66.67% 25.00% 50.00% 50.00% 33.33%
35 to 39 years 25.00% 60.00% 40.00% 50.00% 50.00%
40 to 44 years 100.00% 25.00% 33.33% 100.00% 100.00%
45 to 49 years 50.00% - 0.00% - -
50 to 54 years 100.00% - 0.00% - 100.00%
55 to 59 years - 100.00% - - -
65 years and above - - 100.00% - -
60 to 64 years - - - 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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2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
International 80.00% 96.77% 76.47% 83.33% 92.31%
Missouri 75.52% 74.54% 75.04% 78.64% 78.68%
Out of State 73.84% 78.95% 77.48% 75.44% 80.83%
Unknown 0.00% - 0.00% 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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2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
First Generation 71.31% 69.00% 68.90% 72.66% 72.40%
Not First Generation 80.02% 79.09% 81.48% 81.24% 83.13%
Unknown 70.20% 77.11% 68.46% 78.99% 78.74%

* 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
2011-2012 88.24%
2012-2013 90.96%
2013-2014 91.78%
2014-2015 91.14%
2015-2016 88.10%

* 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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2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
American Indian or Alaskan Native 50.00% 0.00% - - 100.00%
Asian 87.50% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
Black or African American 83.33% 85.71% 100.00% 70.00% 100.00%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander - - - - -
White or Caucasian 87.40% 87.87% 89.88% 90.85% 86.43%
More than one race 100.00% 83.33% 80.00% 80.00% 92.31%
Hispanic or Latino 87.50% 80.00% 87.50% 100.00% 70.00%
Non-Resident Alien 90.97% 96.05% 94.12% 92.78% 90.63%
Unknown 78.57% 93.75% 100.00% 85.71% 100.00%
External to US - - - - 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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2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
Female 89.52% 90.45% 92.34% 90.73% 88.36%
Male 86.73% 91.63% 91.01% 91.71% 87.75%

* 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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2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
20 to 21 years 92.31% 100.00% 94.74% 90.48% 92.86%
22 to 24 years 87.74% 90.51% 94.12% 90.42% 89.31%
25 to 29 years 86.73% 92.23% 84.44% 91.07% 89.52%
30 to 34 years 90.48% 87.27% 87.76% 91.07% 91.18%
35 to 39 years 95.24% 93.94% 95.00% 97.44% 82.76%
40 to 44 years 100.00% 90.32% 100.00% 85.71% 60.00%
45 to 49 years 100.00% 90.91% 100.00% 88.89% 50.00%
55 to 59 years - 100.00% - - 100.00%
50 to 54 years 57.14% 75.00% 100.00% 100.00% 40.00%
60 to 64 years - - - 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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2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
Missouri 84.40% 87.24% 88.72% 90.58% 84.02%
Out of State 92.78% 87.65% 94.12% 89.66% 90.83%
International 90.97% 96.07% 94.12% 92.78% 90.67%

* 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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2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
First Generation 88.37% 89.80% 93.18% 87.50% 83.33%
Not First Generation 86.39% 86.21% 84.62% 96.05% 88.31%
Unknown 89.38% 92.09% 93.29% 90.63% 88.68%

* 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
2008 - 2012 30.98%
2009 - 2013 29.26%
2010 - 2014 30.08%
2011 - 2015 31.35%
2012 - 2016 29.92%

* 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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2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
Unknown 30.98% 20.73% 0.00% 14.29% 25.00%
American Indian or Alaskan Native - 17.65% 25.00% 31.25% 0.00%
Asian - 25.00% 35.00% 4.17% 29.41%
Black or African American - 8.63% 0.00% 0.00% 8.81%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander - 14.29% 16.67% 0.00% 20.00%
White or Caucasian - 30.88% 32.02% 33.09% 32.39%
More than one race - 25.71% 50.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Hispanic or Latino - 32.84% 50.00% 28.17% 33.33%
Non-Resident Alien - 37.14% 0.00% 100.00% 41.94%

* 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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2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
Female 35.97% 35.21% 33.67% 36.67% 34.52%
Male 24.13% 20.78% 24.81% 23.98% 22.28%

* 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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2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
Under 18 years 22.50% 37.04% 35.14% 15.15% 22.50%
18 to 19 years 31.76% 30.31% 30.56% 32.37% 30.75%
20 to 21 years 14.29% 13.04% 20.69% 16.00% 17.86%
22 to 24 years 17.24% 7.50% 17.39% 3.45% 11.43%
25 to 29 years 9.52% 7.14% 10.53% 7.14% 6.25%
30 to 34 years 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
35 to 39 years 20.00% 25.00% 33.33% 0.00% 20.00%
40 to 44 years 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
45 to 49 years 0.00% - 0.00% 0.00% -
50 to 54 years - 0.00% - 0.00% -
55 to 59 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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2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
Missouri 30.38% 28.52% 30.06% 30.45% 28.53%
Out of State 37.35% 34.69% 30.93% 37.97% 41.22%
International 14.29% 36.11% 24.00% 52.00% 41.94%
Unknown - - - 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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2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
First Generation 25.96% 24.15% 23.76% 25.17% 21.84%
Not First Generation 35.20% 34.41% 35.47% 37.09% 34.92%
Unknown 27.42% 24.78% 26.11% 27.06% 32.43%

* 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
2006 - 2012 55.38%
2007 - 2013 53.39%
2008 - 2014 54.74%
2009 - 2015 52.34%
2010 - 2016 54.24%

* 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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2006 - 2012 2007 - 2013 2008 - 2014 2009 - 2015 2010 - 2016
Unknown 55.38% 53.39% 54.74% 45.12% 100.00%
American Indian or Alaskan Native - - - 35.29% 33.33%
Asian - - - 42.86% 66.67%
Black or African American - - - 34.53% 0.00%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander - - - 71.43% 16.67%
White or Caucasian - - - 54.36% 56.87%
More than one race - - - 42.86% 50.00%
Hispanic or Latino - - - 47.76% 50.00%
Non-Resident Alien - - - 42.86% 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 3: Undergraduate 6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender*

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2006 - 2012 2007 - 2013 2008 - 2014 2009 - 2015 2010 - 2016
Female 55.98% 55.69% 58.63% 56.23% 57.94%
Male 54.50% 50.23% 49.39% 46.81% 50.51%

* 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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2006 - 2012 2007 - 2013 2008 - 2014 2009 - 2015 2010 - 2016
Under 18 years 41.30% 43.18% 40.00% 51.85% 56.76%
18 to 19 years 56.74% 54.33% 56.17% 53.94% 55.82%
20 to 21 years 33.33% 39.47% 23.81% 27.66% 27.59%
22 to 24 years 8.70% 16.00% 34.48% 22.50% 30.43%
25 to 29 years 31.25% 8.33% 9.52% 17.86% 42.11%
30 to 34 years 25.00% 57.14% 0.00% 15.38% 8.33%
35 to 39 years 0.00% 100.00% 20.00% 25.00% 33.33%
40 to 44 years 14.29% - 0.00% 66.67% 100.00%
45 to 49 years 0.00% 100.00% 0.00% - 0.00%
50 to 54 years - 0.00% - 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 5: Undergraduate 6-Year Graduation Rate by Geographic Origin*

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2006 - 2012 2007 - 2013 2008 - 2014 2009 - 2015 2010 - 2016
Missouri 55.63% 53.39% 54.69% 52.20% 55.12%
Out of State 52.09% 54.58% 56.22% 54.61% 54.24%
International 87.50% 36.84% 35.71% 44.44% 44.00%

* 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*

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2006 - 2012 2007 - 2013 2008 - 2014 2009 - 2015 2010 - 2016
First Generation 46.55% 46.27% 46.49% 44.08% 47.89%
Not First Generation 61.58% 60.09% 60.90% 60.13% 60.50%
Unknown 53.87% 48.39% 51.80% 46.32% 51.64%

* 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*

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Year Percentage
2008 - 2012 81.19%
2009 - 2013 81.07%
2010 - 2014 83.23%
2011 - 2015 84.65%
2012 - 2016 85.97%

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

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

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2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
Unknown 81.19% 82.35% 82.35% 78.57% 100.00%
American Indian or Alaskan Native - 75.00% 75.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Asian - 91.67% 75.00% 87.50% 100.00%
Black or African American - 81.82% 83.33% 83.33% 71.43%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander - 50.00% 100.00% - -
White or Caucasian - 76.23% 77.91% 81.82% 81.32%
More than one race - 50.00% 100.00% 85.71% 100.00%
Hispanic or Latino - 75.00% 87.50% 75.00% 50.00%
Non-Resident Alien - 92.31% 91.25% 92.11% 100.00%

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

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

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2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
Female 79.72% 84.50% 84.07% 87.30% 85.13%
Male 82.89% 77.38% 82.43% 82.03% 87.08%

* 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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2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
20 to 21 years 100.00% 80.95% 81.82% 92.31% 90.00%
22 to 24 years 84.86% 83.82% 85.94% 85.66% 86.82%
25 to 29 years 73.96% 80.81% 79.79% 79.21% 83.65%
30 to 34 years 75.00% 76.74% 82.76% 88.89% 81.82%
35 to 39 years 66.67% 77.27% 87.10% 85.71% 84.85%
40 to 44 years 78.57% 66.67% 73.33% 87.50% 90.63%
45 to 49 years 90.91% 66.67% 75.00% 88.89% 90.91%
50 to 54 years 75.00% 55.56% - 71.43% 75.00%
55 to 59 years - 100.00% 0.00% - 100.00%
65 years and above - 0.00% - - -
18 to 19 years - 100.00% - - -
60 to 64 years - 50.00% - - -

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

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

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2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
International 80.21% 92.41% 91.82% 92.11% 93.51%
Missouri 81.22% 73.26% 81.22% 78.54% 81.15%
Out of State 82.28% 87.78% 73.12% 86.73% 79.01%

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

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

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2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
First Generation 81.82% 66.67% 79.63% 82.56% 76.47%
Not First Generation 85.92% 80.77% 79.29% 80.27% 82.22%
Unknown 79.93% 84.39% 85.98% 88.14% 87.95%

* 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).