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 2018 Alumni Survey was completed in August 2019)
MICA Undergraduate Alumni
(322 of 421 students surveyed responded - 76%)
~ 87% of MICA undergraduate alumni respondents reported that they were employed (Full time, Part time & Self-Employed).
~ 75% were working in a field related to their program of study.
~ 8% were participating in graduate study.
MICA Graduate Alumni
(161 of 179 students surveyed responded - 90%)
~ 89% of MICA graduate alumni respondents reported that they were employed (Full time, Part time & Self-Employed).
~ 87% were working in a field related to their program of study.
~ 6% were participating in graduate study.
Student Persistence: Comparative Retention and Graduation Rates
*The updated MICA retention rate is the percentage of Fall 2018 first-time, full-time freshmen who returned Fall 2019; for the national average, it is also the percentage of Fall 2018 first-time, full-time freshmen who returned Fall 2019. Please note that MICA’s most current first-time, full-time freshmen retention rate between Fall 2019 and Fall 2020 was 65%, an atypically low rate due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
**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 2018 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