Student Success

Data last updated: August 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
2013 - 2014 74.21%
2014 - 2015 76.96%
2015 - 2016 78.30%
2016 - 2017 77.74%
2017 - 2018 76.59%

* 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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2013 - 2014 2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018
American Indian or Alaskan Native 46.15% 66.67% 63.64% 70% 85.71%
Asian 80.56% 88.64% 77.55% 74.36% 82.14%
Black or African American 56.63% 57.76% 68.23% 61.25% 59.24%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 100% 75% 100% 0% 33.33%
White or Caucasian 76.39% 78.71% 79.09% 79.58% 78.21%
More than one race 67.31% 66.38% 79.67% 63.7% 66.41%
Hispanic or Latino 68.48% 75.25% 75.49% 73.39% 71.88%
Non-Resident Alien 63.64% 82.61% 83.78% 95.83% 78.57%
Unknown 56.25% 70% 80% 100% 76.92%
Not a US Citizen 66.67% - 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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2013 - 2014 2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018
Male 68.53% 70.59% 72.27% 72.07% 69.62%
Female 77.88% 81.10% 81.78% 81.35% 81.10%

* 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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2013 - 2014 2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018
Under 18 years 71.79% 79.41% 79.55% 73.53% 73.53%
18 to 19 years 75.38% 77.49% 79.22% 78.44% 77.32%
20 to 21 years 36.00% 93.33% 54.55% 68.00% 37.50%
22 to 24 years 53.57% 52.00% 48.39% 25.00% 41.67%
25 to 29 years 52.94% 25.00% 0.00% 35.71% 16.67%
30 to 34 years 25.00% 50.00% 16.67% 0.00% 0.00%
35 to 39 years 40.00% 25.00% 50.00% - 50.00%
40 to 44 years 0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 100.00% 100.00%
50 to 54 years 0.00% - 0.00% - 100.00%
45 to 49 years 0.00% - - 50.00% -
55 to 59 years - - - - -
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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2013 - 2014 2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018
Missouri 44.33% 45.22% 46.33% 76.48% 75.12%
Out of State 63.66% 65.79% 67.62% 85.94% 86.13%
International 44.12% 54.17% 48.72% 96.00% 80.00%
Unknown 0.00% 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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2013 - 2014 2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018
Unknown 64.25% 75.36% 77.78% 68.75% 70.51%
First Generation 68.67% 70.48% 71.68% 69.29% 68.73%
Not First Generation 80.79% 80.82% 82.29% 83.78% 81.79%

* 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
2013 - 2014 46.68%
2014 - 2015 47.77%
2015 - 2016 48.92%
2016 - 2017 44.02%
2017 - 2018 41.29%

* 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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2013 - 2014 2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018
American Indian or Alaskan Native 23.08% 55.56% 27.27% 50.00% 42.86%
Asian 50.00% 56.82% 55.10% 48.72% 33.93%
Black or African American 22.29% 19.88% 25.52% 20.63% 21.66%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 50.00% 75.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
White or Caucasian 49.10% 49.43% 50.26% 46.30% 43.58%
More than one race 48.08% 44.83% 56.10% 30.37% 29.69%
Hispanic or Latino 41.30% 49.50% 46.08% 35.48% 30.47%
Non-Resident Alien 42.42% 56.52% 48.65% 58.33% 50.00%
Unknown 12.50% 40.00% 80.00% 50.00% 53.85%
Not a US Citizen 0.00% - 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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2013 - 2014 2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018
Male 39.04% 39.30% 39.33% 35.67% 32.85%
Female 51.61% 53.27% 54.46% 49.33% 46.76%

* 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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2013 - 2014 2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018
Under 18 years 51.28% 50.00% 61.36% 44.12% 29.41%
18 to 19 years 47.69% 48.57% 49.63% 44.59% 41.91%
20 to 21 years 28.00% 26.67% 31.82% 24.00% 20.83%
22 to 24 years 10.71% 8.00% 6.45% 5.00% 0.00%
25 to 29 years 17.65% 0.00% 0.00% 7.14% 8.33%
30 to 34 years 0.00% 50.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
35 to 39 years 20.00% 0.00% 0.00% - 0.00%
40 to 44 years 0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 100.00% 100.00%
50 to 54 years 0.00% - 0.00% - 0.00%
45 to 49 years 0.00% - - 50.00% -
55 to 59 years - - - - -
65 years and above 0.00% - - - -
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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2013 - 2014 2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018
International 44.12% 54.17% 48.72% 60.00% 46.67%
Missouri 44.33% 45.22% 46.33% 42.00% 38.78%
Out of State 63.66% 65.79% 67.62% 57.82% 57.66%
Unknown 0.00% 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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2013 - 2014 2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018
Unknown 36.92% 49.64% 45.89% 37.50% 38.25%
First Generation 39.50% 40.31% 41.67% 36.71% 34.04%
Not First Generation 54.24% 51.58% 53.56% 49.11% 45.81%

* 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
2013-2014 75.31%
2014-2015 78.27%
2015-2016 79.11%
2016-2017 77.34%
2017-2018 77.70%

* 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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2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
American Indian or Alaskan Native 30.77% 55.56% 63.64% 80.00% 100.00%
Asian 86.11% 95.45% 79.59% 76.92% 91.07%
Black or African American 71.08% 68.94% 74.48% 65.00% 66.03%
Hispanic or Latino 70.65% 78.22% 74.51% 70.97% 75.78%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 100.00% 75.00% 100.00% 0.00% 33.33%
White or Caucasian 76.28% 79.05% 79.42% 78.77% 78.84%
More than one race 67.31% 72.41% 82.93% 67.91% 64.06%
Non-Resident Alien 78.79% 82.61% 91.89% 91.67% 78.57%
Unknown 62.50% 70.00% 86.67% 75.00% 76.92%
Not a US Citizen 66.67% - 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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2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Male 71.27% 74.89% 75.62% 72.27% 72.82%
Female 77.91% 80.46% 81.12% 80.56% 80.87%

* 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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2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Under 18 years 76.92% 76.47% 75.00% 56.98% 61.76%
18 to 19 years 75.94% 78.58% 79.77% 81.48% 81.24%
20 to 21 years 68.00% 93.33% 59.09% 90.16% 89.64%
22 to 24 years 60.71% 64.00% 54.84% 88.28% 88.30%
25 to 29 years 47.06% 43.75% 45.45% 83.55% 83.27%
30 to 34 years 50.00% 50.00% 33.33% 86.57% 83.63%
35 to 39 years 40.00% 50.00% 50.00% 87.68% 84.04%
40 to 44 years 33.33% 100.00% 100.00% 81.08% 74.14%
45 to 49 years 0.00% - - 85.92% 77.78%
50 to 54 years 0.00% - 100.00% 71.05% 80.95%
55 to 59 years - - - 58.82% 90.00%
65 years and above 100.00% - - 50.00% 100.00%
60 to 64 years - 100.00% - 75.00% 80.00%

* 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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2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Missouri 75.04% 78.64% 78.68% 76.43% 77.00%
Out of State 77.48% 75.44% 80.83% 82.98% 82.24%
International 76.47% 83.33% 92.31% 92.00% 80.00%
Unknown 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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2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
First Generation 68.90% 72.66% 72.40% 69.27% 71.39%
Unknown 68.46% 78.99% 78.74% 70.31% 72.81%
Not First Generation 81.48% 81.24% 83.13% 82.95% 81.89%

* 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
2013-2014 91.78%
2014-2015 91.14%
2015-2016 88.10%
2016-2017 87.32%
2017-2018 92.17%

* 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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2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
American Indian or Alaskan Native - - 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
Asian 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 85.71% 100.00%
Black or African American 100.00% 70.00% 100.00% 90.00% 90.91%
Hispanic or Latino 87.50% 100.00% 70.00% 81.82% 100.00%
White or Caucasian 89.88% 90.85% 86.43% 84.82% 89.18%
More than one race 80.00% 80.00% 92.31% 87.50% 90.00%
Non-Resident Alien 94.12% 92.78% 90.63% 91.88% 96.83%
Unknown 100.00% 85.71% 81.82% 66.67% 100.00%
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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2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Female 92.34% 90.73% 88.36% 87.74% 92.95%
Male 91.01% 91.71% 87.75% 86.67% 90.97%

* 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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2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
20 to 21 years 94.74% 90.48% 92.86% 87.50% 100.00%
22 to 24 years 94.12% 90.42% 89.31% 86.61% 93.30%
25 to 29 years 84.44% 91.07% 89.52% 90.00% 91.86%
30 to 34 years 87.76% 91.07% 91.18% 88.24% 87.10%
35 to 39 years 95.00% 97.44% 82.76% 94.44% 95.45%
40 to 44 years 100.00% 85.71% 60.00% 75.00% 75.00%
45 to 49 years 100.00% 88.89% 50.00% 88.89% 50.00%
55 to 59 years - - 100.00% 50.00% 50.00%
50 to 54 years 100.00% 100.00% 40.00% - 75.00%
60 to 64 years - 100.00% - - -
Under 18 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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2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Missouri 88.72% 90.58% 84.02% 84.43% 87.71%
Out of State 94.12% 89.66% 90.83% 85.26% 94.44%
International 94.12% 92.78% 90.67% 91.46% 96.85%

* 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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2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Not First Generation 84.62% 96.05% 88.31% 85.92% 93.01%
First Generation 93.18% 87.50% 83.33% 83.33% 86.07%
Unknown 93.29% 90.63% 88.68% 88.47% 96.95%

* 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
2010 - 2014 30.08%
2011 - 2015 31.35%
2012 - 2016 29.92%
2013 - 2017 32.86%
2014 - 2018 35.27%

* 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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2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018
American Indian or Alaskan Native 30.77% 38.89% 0.00% 8.33% 11.11%
Asian 36.36% 7.69% 29.41% 22.22% 29.55%
Black or African American 10.40% 12.41% 8.70% 15.66% 10.56%
Hispanic or Latino 21.69% 28.17% 31.31% 23.91% 32.67%
White or Caucasian 31.98% 33.01% 32.28% 35.50% 38.05%
Non-Resident Alien 25.00% 52.00% 41.94% 45.45% 39.13%
Unknown 8.00% 26.92% 17.65% 12.50% 10.00%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 16.67% 0.00% 20.00% 50.00% 25.00%
More than one race 21.79% 20.59% 15.84% 17.48% 23.28%
Not a US Citizen - - - 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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2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018
Male 24.81% 23.98% 22.28% 25.09% 28.47%
Female 33.67% 36.67% 34.52% 37.87% 39.67%

* 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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2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018
Under 18 years 35.14% 15.15% 22.50% 35.90% 26.47%
18 to 19 years 30.56% 32.37% 30.75% 33.66% 35.84%
20 to 21 years 20.69% 16.00% 17.86% 12.00% 26.67%
22 to 24 years 17.39% 3.45% 11.43% 7.41% 12.00%
25 to 29 years 10.53% 7.14% 6.25% 5.88% 12.50%
30 to 34 years 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 12.50% 50.00%
35 to 39 years 33.33% 0.00% 20.00% 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% - 0.00% -
50 to 54 years - 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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2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018
Missouri 30.06% 30.45% 28.53% 31.78% 34.13%
Out of State 30.93% 37.97% 41.22% 39.46% 43.11%
International 24.00% 52.00% 41.94% 44.12% 41.67%
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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2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018
First Generation 23.76% 25.17% 21.84% 25.64% 27.37%
Unknown 26.11% 27.06% 32.43% 26.98% 28.57%
Not First Generation 35.47% 37.09% 34.92% 39.18% 40.63%

* 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
2008 - 2014 54.74%
2009 - 2015 52.34%
2010 - 2016 54.24%
2011 - 2017 54.95%
2012 - 2018 54.46%

* 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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2008 - 2014 2009 - 2015 2010 - 2016 2011 - 2017 2012 - 2018
American Indian or Alaskan Native 47.06% 35.29% 38.46% 55.56% 33.33%
Asian 35.90% 42.86% 69.77% 53.85% 58.82%
Black or African American 35.65% 34.53% 32.00% 46.72% 29.81%
Hispanic or Latino 41.46% 47.76% 51.81% 47.89% 55.56%
White or Caucasian 56.68% 54.36% 56.85% 55.84% 56.92%
Non-Resident Alien 41.18% 42.86% 45.83% 72.00% 67.74%
Unknown 45.61% 45.12% 52.00% 57.69% 52.94%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander - 71.43% 16.67% 0.00% 40.00%
More than one race - 42.86% 41.03% 44.12% 39.60%

* 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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2008 - 2014 2009 - 2015 2010 - 2016 2011 - 2017 2012 - 2018
Male 49.39% 46.81% 50.51% 48.28% 50.16%
Female 58.63% 56.23% 57.94% 59.77% 57.04%

* 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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2008 - 2014 2009 - 2015 2010 - 2016 2011 - 2017 2012 - 2018
Under 18 years 40.00% 51.85% 56.76% 48.48% 45.00%
18 to 19 years 56.17% 53.94% 55.82% 56.31% 55.73%
20 to 21 years 23.81% 27.66% 27.59% 28.00% 32.14%
22 to 24 years 34.48% 22.50% 30.43% 13.79% 25.71%
25 to 29 years 9.52% 17.86% 42.11% 14.29% 12.50%
30 to 34 years 0.00% 15.38% 8.33% 20.00% 25.00%
35 to 39 years 20.00% 25.00% 33.33% 0.00% 40.00%
40 to 44 years 0.00% 66.67% 100.00% 0.00% 25.00%
45 to 49 years 0.00% - 0.00% 0.00% -
50 to 54 years - 33.33% - 0.00% -
55 to 59 years - - - - 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 5: Undergraduate 6-Year Graduation Rate by Geographic Origin*

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2008 - 2014 2009 - 2015 2010 - 2016 2011 - 2017 2012 - 2018
Missouri 54.69% 52.20% 55.12% 54.58% 53.49%
Out of State 56.22% 54.61% 54.24% 56.96% 61.63%
International 35.71% 44.44% 44.00% 72.00% 67.74%
Unknown - - - 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*

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2008 - 2014 2009 - 2015 2010 - 2016 2011 - 2017 2012 - 2018
First Generation 46.49% 44.08% 47.89% 48.97% 44.32%
Unknown 51.80% 46.32% 51.64% 47.92% 52.47%
Not First Generation 60.90% 60.13% 60.50% 61.51% 62.13%

* 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
2010 - 2014 83.23%
2011 - 2015 84.65%
2012 - 2016 85.97%
2013 - 2017 84.80%
2014 - 2018 84.42%

* 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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2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018
American Indian or Alaskan Native 75.00% 0.00% 0.00% - -
Asian 75.00% 87.50% 100.00% 100.00% 57.14%
Black or African American 83.33% 83.33% 71.43% 85.71% 90.00%
Hispanic or Latino 87.50% 75.00% 50.00% 87.50% 87.50%
White or Caucasian 77.91% 81.82% 81.32% 80.72% 81.08%
Non-Resident Alien 91.25% 92.11% 93.91% 90.12% 92.78%
Unknown 82.35% 85.71% 93.75% 88.89% 64.29%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 100.00% - - - -
More than one race 100.00% 85.71% 83.33% 80.00% 60.00%

* 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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2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018
Male 82.43% 82.03% 87.08% 82.81% 84.40%
Female 84.07% 87.30% 85.13% 86.26% 84.44%

* 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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2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018
20 to 21 years 81.82% 92.31% 90.00% 84.21% 80.95%
22 to 24 years 85.94% 85.66% 86.82% 88.72% 86.26%
25 to 29 years 79.79% 79.21% 83.65% 77.17% 79.46%
30 to 34 years 82.76% 88.89% 81.82% 77.55% 87.50%
35 to 39 years 87.10% 85.71% 84.85% 90.00% 89.74%
40 to 44 years 73.33% 87.50% 90.63% 81.82% 71.43%
45 to 49 years 75.00% 88.89% 90.91% 80.00% 88.89%
50 to 54 years - 71.43% 75.00% 100.00% 83.33%
55 to 59 years 0.00% - 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*

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2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018
Missouri 81.22% 78.54% 81.15% 79.19% 78.57%
Out of State 73.12% 86.73% 79.01% 87.06% 82.76%
International 91.82% 92.11% 93.51% 90.12% 92.78%

* 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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2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018
Unknown 85.98% 88.14% 87.95% 86.28% 85.97%
First Generation 79.63% 82.56% 76.47% 82.98% 66.04%
Not First Generation 79.29% 80.27% 82.22% 79.75% 89.02%

* 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).