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Harvard University

Graduate Rate 97.23%
Male 96.29%
Female 98.19%
Retention Rate 98%

Graduation Rates at Harvard University

At Harvard University, the graduation rates was 97.23% in 2016. (1,617 students out of 1,663 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 805 male and 812 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 Harvard University.

Graduation Rate By Gender
Harvard University
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total1,6631,61797.23%
Male83680596.29%
Female82781298.19%
[chart] Harvard University Graduation Rates By Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

1,434 students completed their course in 4 years and 155 finished there bachelor's (or equivalent) degree. Additional 28 students graduated within 6 years, usually refered as 150% normal time.

Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Harvard University
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less86.23% 84.69% 87.79%
5 Year95.55% 94.74% 96.37%
6 Year97.23% 96.29% 98.19%
[chart] Harvard 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
Harvard University
TotalMaleFemale
American Indian or Alaska Native 83.33%
(5/6)
100.00%
(3/3)
66.67%
(2/3)
Asian 98.06%
(304/310)
96.21%
(127/132)
99.44%
(177/178)
Black (Non-Hispanic) 94.17%
(97/103)
92.68%
(38/41)
95.16%
(59/62)
Hispanic 95.89%
(140/146)
95.18%
(79/83)
96.83%
(61/63)
White 97.52%
(748/767)
96.35%
(396/411)
98.88%
(352/356)
Two or More Races 96.04%
(97/101)
97.37%
(37/38)
95.24%
(60/63)
Unknown 97.30%
(72/74)
97.56%
(40/41)
96.97%
(32/33)
Average 97.23%
(1,617/1,663)
96.29%
(805/836)
98.19%
(812/827)
[chart] Harvard 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 Harvard University, 154 of 156 non-resident alien students completed their courses within 150% normal time and the graduation rate was 98.72%.

Non-resident Alien Graduation Rate
Harvard University
CompletersCandidatesGraduation Rate
Total 154156 98.72%
Male 8587 97.70%
Female 6969 100.00%
[chart] Harvard 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 Harvard University, the retention rate is 98%.

Retention Rates
Harvard University
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 98%%
[chart] Harvard 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 2015-2016.