What Is The Average Graduation Rate In Pennsylvania?
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 Pennsylvania colleges is 64.26%. 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 56.74% and private schools' rate is 65.58%.
By gender, the female students' graduation rate is 73.12% and male students' rate is 67.50%.
The schools in below list are the top 5 Pennsylvania colleges that have the highest graduation rate. University of Pennsylvania has the highest graduation rate of 96% among Pennsylvania colleges. Carnegie Mellon University and Villanova University also have higher graduation rate of 93% and 91% respectively. For the ranking, we exclude colleges with less than 5,000 students. You can view more schools at Pennsylvania colleges with high graduation rate.
- University of Pennsylvania graduation rate: 96%
- Carnegie Mellon University graduation rate: 93%, transfer-out: 3%
- Villanova University graduation rate: 91%, transfer-out: 7%
- Lehigh University graduation rate: 87%
- University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus graduation rate: 84%, transfer-out: 12%
The following table summarizes the average graduation rate in Pennsylvania.
|Total||Public||Private (not-for-profit)||Private (for-profit)|
|4 years or high||63.38%||55.32%||65.71%||58.20%|
|less than 1 year||70.48%||72.87%||63.00%||69.54%|
Bachelor's degree Graduation Rate
For the four-years Pennsylvania institutions where BS degree grants, the average graduation rate is 70.53%. 60,589 students graduated out of 85,904 candidates. 844 students are still enrolled in the schools and 12,150 students are no longer enrolled or transferred out to other institutions.
By completion time, 48,692 students have completed their degree in 4 years or less as the rate is 56.68% at Pennsylvania colleges. 10,242 students completed in 5 years and 11,306 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 Pennsylvania collegesNumbers in parentheses in each column indicate the number of completers over candidates in the corresponding category.
|Total||Female Students||Male Students|
|Graduation Rate (in 150% normal time)||70.53%|
|In 4 Years or Less||56.68%|
|In 5 Years||11.92%|
|In 6 Years||1.93%|
|No longer Enrolled||0.98%|