Mississippi College Graduation, Transfer-out, Retention Rate Statistics

For the academic year 2019-2020, the average graduation rate at Mississippi colleges is 52.92%. The graduation rate is calculated by number of completers by dividing number of candidates. The completers have completed their degree/certificate within 150% of normal time, for example within 6 years for 4-years BS degree program.
The average transfer-out rate is 15.18% and the average retention rate is 69.43% (full-time students).
Next list shows the colleges with the highest and lowest graduation rate and more relative statistics. For that, we include only 4-year colleges and having more than 500 enrolled students.

2020 Mississippi Colleges Graduation Rate Comparison Table

The following table lists Mississippi colleges with graduation, transfer-out, and retention rate. The graduation rate is based on the number of completers who completed their program within 150% normal time (i.e. within 6 years for 4 years B.S. degrees).
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All SchoolsPublicPrivate4-Years CollegeCommunity CollegesCareer Colleges
College NameGraduation RateTransfer-out RateRetention Rate (full-time)Retention Rate (part-time)
Alcorn State University
Alcorn State, MS
Public, 4 years
four-years
45%-74%33
Belhaven University
Jackson, MS
Private, 4 years
four-years
47%-68%38
Blue Mountain College
Blue Mountain, MS
Private, 4 years
four-years
51%35%70%-
Chris Beauty College
Gulfport, MS
Private, Less than 2 years
86%-88%-
Coahoma Community College
Clarksdale, MS
Public, 2-4 years
38%22%61%13
Copiah-Lincoln Community College
Wesson, MS
Public, 2-4 years
51%13%67%23
Delta Beauty College
Greenville, MS
Private, 2-4 years
64%-9%-
Delta State University
Cleveland, MS
Public, 4 years
four-years
39%-67%30
East Central Community College
Decatur, MS
Public, 2-4 years
37%13%64%20
East Mississippi Community College
Scooba, MS
Public, 2-4 years
35%24%54%30
Fosters Cosmetology College
Ripley, MS
Private, Less than 2 years
77%-76%83
Academy of Hair Design-Grenada
Grenada, MS
Private, Less than 2 years
50%-100%-
Hinds Community College
Raymond, MS
Public, 2-4 years
39%16%53%27
Holmes Community College
Goodman, MS
Public, 2-4 years
41%17%71%29
Itawamba Community College
Fulton, MS
Public, 2-4 years
46%15%71%18
Jackson State University
Jackson, MS
Public, 4 years
four-years
44%-74%42
Jones County Junior College
Ellisville, MS
Public, 2-4 years
36%16%59%15
Meridian Community College
Meridian, MS
Public, 2-4 years
31%1%53%8
Millsaps College
Jackson, MS
Private, 4 years
four-years
68%-70%-
Mississippi Delta Community College
Moorhead, MS
Public, 2-4 years
34%5%57%56
University of Mississippi
University, MS
Public, 4 years
four-years
67%-86%25
Mississippi University for Women
Columbus, MS
Public, 4 years
four-years
46%-79%40
Mississippi Valley State University
Itta Bena, MS
Public, 4 years
four-years
27%-62%13
Mississippi College
Clinton, MS
Private, 4 years
four-years
65%26%80%14
Mississippi College of Beauty Culture
Laurel, MS
Private, Less than 2 years
59%5%63%-
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Perkinston, MS
Public, 2-4 years
41%10%65%22
Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, MS
Public, 4 years
four-years
64%-85%67
Northeast Mississippi Community College
Booneville, MS
Public, 2-4 years
38%19%66%4
Northwest Mississippi Community College
Senatobia, MS
Public, 2-4 years
34%19%65%30
Pearl River Community College
Poplarville, MS
Public, 2-4 years
38%17%62%17
Rust College
Holly Springs, MS
Private, 4 years
four-years
20%-56%24
Southeastern Baptist College
Laurel, MS
Private, 4 years
four-years
12%6%--
Southwest Mississippi Community College
Summit, MS
Public, 2-4 years
46%17%65%40
University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, MS
Public, 4 years
four-years
50%-75%41
Magnolia College of Cosmetology
Jackson, MS
Private, Less than 2 years
49%1%100%-
Tougaloo College
Tougaloo, MS
Private, 4 years
four-years
40%30%70%-
William Carey University
Hattiesburg, MS
Private, 4 years
four-years
53%-84%100
Traxlers School of Hair
Jackson, MS
Private, Less than 2 years
50%-63%-
Academy of Hair Design-Jackson
Jackson, MS
Private, Less than 2 years
75%-75%100
KC's School of Hair Design
Pontotoc, MS
Private, Less than 2 years
82%-100%-
Academy of Hair Design-Pearl
Pearl, MS
Private, Less than 2 years
67%7%100%50
The Academy of Hair Design Six
Hattiesburg, MS
Private, Less than 2 years
67%-100%100
Blue Cliff College-Gulfport
Gulfport, MS
Private, 2-4 years
51%-19%-
Delta Technical College
Horn Lake, MS
Private, Less than 2 years
71%-66%72
Institute of Health & Technology
Hattiesburg, MS
Private, Less than 2 years
80%---
Corinth Academy of Cosmetology
Corinth, MS
Private, 2-4 years
41%-81%67
Mississippi Institute of Aesthetics Nails & Cosmetology
Clinton, MS
Private, Less than 2 years
100%-100%-
Midwest Technical Institute-Ridgeland
Ridgeland, MS
Private, Less than 2 years
62%-84%88
Concorde Career College-Southaven
Southaven, MS
Private, 2-4 years
67%-79%-
Unlimited Cosmetology School
Hattiesburg, MS
Private, Less than 2 years
78%-78%-
Vaughn Beauty College
Aberdeen, MS
Private, Less than 2 years
100%-100%50
Average53%15%69%42