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VMI’s baccalaureate education is organized so that qualified students with no prior postsecondary experience can complete their degree requirements within four years of matriculation. In special circumstances, however, the Institute permits students to extend their residency to five years and/or to complete their degree requirements in absentia up to 10 years. About 98% of all students (including transfers) that graduate within 10 years, however, do so within six years of enrolling.

The Institute does not set target graduation rates but instead monitors its standing in relation to peer institutions and continually invests in strategies to increase students’ chances of completing their degree requirements in a timely manner.

VMI is one of 15 publicly-funded, post-secondary institutions in the Commonwealth of Virginia that offer four-year degrees. In the Institute’s analyses of graduation rates, the peer group consists of the 14 other four-year VA public institutions. The comparisons presented in the table below examine four-year, five-year, and six-year rates that occurred with cohorts that matriculated between 2012-13, the most recently available year, as currently published by SCHEV.

Graduation Rates of Virginia Public Four-Year Institutions

*Cohort Entering 2012-13

Institution *Cohort 4-Year Rate 5-Year Rate 6-Year Rate
 

Total N

N

%

N

%

N

%

Christopher Newport University

1,376

863

63%

977

71%

996

72%

College of William and Mary

1,465

1,246

85%

1,325

90%

1,333

91%

George Mason University

2,770

1,295

47%

1,797

65%

1,918

69%

James Madison University

4,323

2,970

69%

3,552

82%

3,612

84%

Longwood University

1,007

538

53%

667

66%

683

68%

Norfolk State University

1,056

157

15%

306

29%

356

34%

Old Dominion University

2,671

690

26%

1,193

45%

1,299

49%

Radford University

2,052

829

40%

1,146

56%

1,195

58%

University of Mary Washington

937

544

58%

604

64%

612

65%

University of Virginia

3,428

3,025

88%

3,188

93%

3,200

93%

University of Virginia's College at Wise

372

101

27%

161

43%

176

47%

Virginia Commonwealth University

3,607

1,617

45%

2,276

63%

2,411

67%

Virginia Military Institute

453

290

64%

343

76%

353

78%

Virginia State University

1,361

256

19%

475

35%

515

38%

Virginia Tech

5,482

3,434

63%

4,392

80%

4,526

83%

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) is the Commonwealth's coordinating body for higher education. SCHEV was established by the Governor and General Assembly in 1956. SCHEV makes higher education public policy recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly in such areas as capital and operating budget planning, enrollment projections, institutional technology needs, and student financial aid. SCHEV administers a variety of educational programs that benefit students, faculty, parents, and taxpayers.

VMI’s Institutional Profile can be viewed here

SCHEV Reports

  • Graduation Rate Survey, 150 percent
  • Graduation Rate Survey, 200 percent
  • Tuition Charges and Fees Survey
  • Plan for the Distribution of Student Aid Funds
  • Course Enrollment Data File
  • Headcount File
SCHEV-Approved Peer Group for Virginia Military Institute 
Institution  State  Type 
Barnard College NY Private
Bucknell University PA Private
Calvin College MI Private
Claremont McKenna College CA Private
Connecticut College CT Private
Hampden-Sydney College VA Private
Hobart William Smith Colleges NY Private
Lafayette College PA Private
Macalester College MN Private
Mount Holyoke College MA Private
Norwich University VT Private
Randolph-Macon College VA Private
Smith College MA Private
Spelman College GA Private
St Lawrence University NY Private
St Mary's College of Maryland MD Public
Swarthmore College PA Private
The College of Wooster OH Private
Trinity College CT Private
Union College NY Private
United States Air Force Academy CO Public
United States Naval Academy MD Public
Walla Walla College WA Private
Washington College MD Private
Wheaton College MA Private

 

The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) is a system of interrelated surveys conducted annually by the U.S. Department’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). IPEDS gathers information from every college, university, and technical and vocational institution that participates in the federal student financial aid programs. The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, requires that institutions that participate in federal student aid programs report data on enrollments, program completions, graduation rates, faculty and staff, finances, institutional prices, and student financial aid. These data are made available to students and parents through the College Navigator college search Web site and to researchers and others through the IPEDS Data Center.  

IPEDS provides basic data needed to describe — and analyze trends in — postsecondary education in the United States, in terms of the numbers of students enrolled, staff employed, dollars expended, and degrees earned. Congress, federal agencies, state governments, education providers, professional associations, private businesses, media, students and parents, and others rely on IPEDS data for this basic information on postsecondary institutions.

VMI’s IPEDS data can be viewed here.