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Average Graduation Rate At Virginia Colleges

What Is The Average Graduation Rate In Virginia?

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 Virginia colleges is 54.59%. 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 50.02% and private schools' rate is 58.53%.
By gender, the female students' graduation rate is 73.21% and male students' rate is 67.11%.
The schools in below list are the top 5 Virginia colleges that have the highest graduation rate. University of Virginia-Main Campus has the highest graduation rate of 94% among Virginia colleges. William & Mary and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University also have higher graduation rate of 91% and 87% respectively. For the ranking, we exclude colleges with less than 5,000 students. You can view more schools at Virginia colleges with high graduation rate.
The following table summarizes the average graduation rate in Virginia.
The Average Graduation Rate In Virginia
TotalPublicPrivate (not-for-profit)Private (for-profit)
Total54.59%50.02%58.53%56.25%
4 years or high54.85%66.73%55.74%39.31%
2-4 years43.43%36.38%83.00%54.25%
less than 1 year71.17%75.67%84.00%69.11%

Bachelor's degree Graduation Rate

For the four-years Virginia institutions where BS degree grants, the average graduation rate is 70.45%. 32,102 students graduated out of 45,565 candidates. 685 students are still enrolled in the schools and 6,339 students are no longer enrolled or transferred out to other institutions.
By completion time, 25,418 students have completed their degree in 4 years or less as the rate is 55.78% at Virginia colleges. 5,507 students completed in 5 years and 5,654 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 Virginia 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 Virginia colleges
TotalFemale StudentsMale Students
Graduation Rate (in 150% normal time)70.45%
(32,102/45,565)
67.11%
(13,813/20,582)
73.21%
(18,289/24,983)
In 4 Years or Less55.78%
(25,418/45,565)
49.52%
(10,193/20,582)
60.94%
(15,225/24,983)
In 5 Years12.09%
(5,507/45,565)
14.30%
(2,943/20,582)
10.26%
(2,564/24,983)
In 6 Years2.58%
(1,177/45,565)
3.29%
(677/20,582)
2.00%
(500/24,983)
Transfer-out12.41%
(5,654/45,565)
12.03%
(2,476/20,582)
12.72%
(3,178/24,983)
No longer Enrolled1.50%
(685/45,565)
1.94%
(400/20,582)
1.14%
(285/24,983)
Still Enrolled15.58%
(7,100/45,565)
18.87%
(3,883/20,582)
12.88%
(3,217/24,983)