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Average Graduation Rate At Illinois Colleges

What Is The Average Graduation Rate In Illinois?

The graduation rate is a percentage of graduate candidates who complete their degree in expected completion timeIn general, the graduation rate is computed based on the completion in the 150% of normal time. For example, for the 4-years bachelor's degree programs, the number of completers who completed in 6 years is used to compute the graduation rate.
The average graduation rate of Illinois colleges is 55.52%. It includes all institutions' rate (i.e. 4-years and 2-years or less) where the graduation data is available. In public colleges, the graduation rate is 38.10% and private schools' rate is 59.14%.
By gender, the female students' graduation rate is 66.26% and male students' rate is 62.44%.
The schools in below list are the top 5 Illinois colleges that have the highest graduation rate. University of Chicago has the highest graduation rate of 96% among Illinois colleges. Northwestern University and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign also have higher graduation rate of 95% and 85% respectively. For the ranking, we exclude colleges with less than 5,000 students. You can view more schools at Illinois colleges with high graduation rate.
The following table summarizes the average graduation rate in Illinois.
The Average Graduation Rate In Illinois
TotalPublicPrivate (not-for-profit)Private (for-profit)
Total55.52%38.10%59.14%66.68%
4 years or high56.77%47.92%59.50%49.60%
2-4 years39.30%35.58%46.50%62.71%
less than 1 year67.84%41.00%62.50%68.42%

Bachelor's degree Graduation Rate

For the four-years Illinois institutions where BS degree grants, the average graduation rate is 64.50%. 32,060 students graduated out of 49,704 candidates. 647 students are still enrolled in the schools and 4,448 students are no longer enrolled or transferred out to other institutions.
By completion time, 25,097 students have completed their degree in 4 years or less as the rate is 50.49% at Illinois colleges. 5,728 students completed in 5 years and 3,801 students earned their BS degree in 6 years.
The following table summarizes the graduation rate and number of completers by gender and completion time for Illinois collegesNumbers in parentheses in each column indicate the number of completers over candidates in the corresponding category.
Graduation Rate by Gender and Completion Time at Illinois colleges
TotalFemale StudentsMale Students
Graduation Rate (in 150% normal time)64.50%
(32,060/49,704)
62.44%
(14,321/22,934)
66.26%
(17,739/26,770)
In 4 Years or Less50.49%
(25,097/49,704)
46.79%
(10,731/22,934)
53.66%
(14,366/26,770)
In 5 Years11.52%
(5,728/49,704)
12.85%
(2,948/22,934)
10.38%
(2,780/26,770)
In 6 Years2.48%
(1,235/49,704)
2.80%
(642/22,934)
2.22%
(593/26,770)
Transfer-out7.65%
(3,801/49,704)
6.55%
(1,503/22,934)
8.58%
(2,298/26,770)
No longer Enrolled1.30%
(647/49,704)
1.70%
(390/22,934)
0.96%
(257/26,770)
Still Enrolled26.25%
(13,049/49,704)
29.09%
(6,671/22,934)
23.83%
(6,378/26,770)