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Cornell University

Graduate Rate 93.88%
Male 91.53%
Female 96.26%
Retention Rate 97%

Graduation Rates at Cornell University

At Cornell University, the graduation rates was 93.88% in 2016. (2,978 students out of 3,172 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 1,458 male and 1,520 female students graduated the school last year completing their jobs in the period.

Graduation Rates By Gender

Next table and chart describe the graduation rates (150% normal time) by gender at Cornell University.

Graduation Rate By Gender
Cornell University
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total3,1722,97893.88%
Male1,5931,45891.53%
Female1,5791,52096.26%
[chart] Cornell University Graduation Rates By Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

2,763 students completed their course in 4 years and 177 finished there bachelor's (or equivalent) degree. Additional 38 students graduated within 6 years, usually refered as 150% normal time.

Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Cornell University
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less87.11% 83.18% 91.07%
5 Year92.69% 89.64% 95.76%
6 Year93.88% 91.53% 96.26%
[chart] Cornell University BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

Graduation Rates By Race

Next table and chart shows graduation rates by race/ethnicity. The numbers in parenthesis denotes number of completers over number of candidates for each category.

Graduation Rates By Race
Cornell University
TotalMaleFemale
American Indian or Alaska Native 66.67%
(10/15)
62.50%
(5/8)
71.43%
(5/7)
Asian 96.10%
(468/487)
95.42%
(229/240)
96.76%
(239/247)
Black (Non-Hispanic) 91.72%
(155/169)
86.57%
(58/67)
95.10%
(97/102)
Hispanic 92.59%
(300/324)
88.48%
(146/165)
96.86%
(154/159)
White 93.80%
(1,376/1,467)
91.63%
(701/765)
96.15%
(675/702)
Two or More Races 94.12%
(144/153)
91.89%
(68/74)
96.20%
(76/79)
Unknown 95.44%
(293/307)
94.44%
(136/144)
96.32%
(157/163)
Average 93.88%
(2,978/3,172)
91.53%
(1,458/1,593)
96.26%
(1,520/1,579)
[chart] Cornell University Graduation Rates By Race

Non-resident Alien Graduation Rates

Non-resident alien student is not a US citizen and studies with student visa, such as F visa, in US. At Cornell University, 232 of 250 non-resident alien students completed their courses within 150% normal time and the graduation rate was 92.80%.

Non-resident Alien Graduation Rate
Cornell University
CompletersCandidatesGraduation Rate
Total 232250 92.80%
Male 115130 88.46%
Female 117120 97.50%
[chart] Cornell University Non-resident Alien Graduation Rates

Retention Rate

By definition, retention rate is the percentage of students who return to a college for their sophomore year. At Cornell University, the retention rate is 97%.

Retention Rates
Cornell University
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 97%%
[chart] Cornell University Retention Rate
***All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2016-2017.