This central location of information was designed to meet federal reporting and disclosure requirements of the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) enacted on August 14, 2008.
Post-graduate Activities (The MICA Class of 2020 Alumni Survey was completed in August 2021)
MICA Undergraduate Alumni
(185 of 373 students surveyed responded - 50%)
~ 74% of MICA undergraduate alumni respondents reported that they were employed (Full time, Part time & Self-Employed).
~ 82% were working in a field related to their program of study.
~ 2% were participating in graduate study.
MICA Graduate Alumni
(129 of 233 students surveyed responded - 55%)
~ 80% of MICA graduate alumni respondents reported that they were employed (Full time, Part time & Self-Employed).
~ 79% were working in a field related to their program of study.
~ 0% were participating in graduate study.
Student Persistence: Comparative Retention and Graduation Rates
*The updated MICA retention rate is the percentage of Fall 2019 first-time, full-time freshmen who returned Fall 2020 (this was an atypically low rate due to the COVID-19 pandemic); for the national average, this is also the percentage of Fall 2019 first-time, full-time freshmen who returned Fall 2020. Please note that MICA’s most current first-time, full-time freshmen retention rate between Fall 2020 and Fall 2021 was 85%.
**The graduation rate is the percentage of Fall 2014 first-time, full-time freshmen who graduated after six-years (through 8/31/2020).
Source: National Student Clearinghouse. The national average retention rate from 2019 and the national average graduation rate for Fall 2014 first-time, full-time undergraduates.
Additional Six-Year Graduation Rate Information Specific to MICA
Male 74% Female 72%
Asian 83% Black 88% Hispanic 65% International 70%
Other 83% Unknown 61% White 70%
For Pell Grant Recipients