MICA's DNA

Student Consumer Information

The following links are provided to help prospective and current students quickly locate key information about various aspects of MICA.

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.

Academic Information

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

By Gender
    Male 74%     Female 72%

By Race/Ethnicity
    Asian 83%    Black 88%    Hispanic 65%    International 70%   
    Other 83%    Unknown 61%    White 70%

For Pell Grant Recipients 
     71%