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Graduation Comparison Between Big 12 Conference Members

Graduation RateTransfer-out RateRetention Rate

Graduation Rate Comparison

The average graduation rate of colleges in Big 12 Conference is 73.48% where 32,627 students out of 44,404 candidates have complete their courses and degrees. The rate is calculated as the total number of completers within 150% of normal time (for example, 6 years for 4 years BS program) divided by the candidates. The numbers in parenthesis() represent data by gender (men/women) for each cell respectively. The following table compares the graduation rates between colleges in Big 12 Conference.
Among the colleges in Big 12 Conference, The University of Texas at Austin has the most highest graduation rate of 87.75%, while Texas Tech University has the lowest rate of 62.66%.
Graduation Rate Comparison Between Colleges In Big 12 Conference
Name Graduation Rate
(Men/Women)
Completers
(Men/Women)
Candidates
(Men/Women)
Iowa State University76.05%
(72.97% / 80.09%)
4,693
(2,557 / 2,136)
6,171
(3,504 / 2,667)
University of Kansas66.03%
(65.01% / 66.93%)
2,659
(1,226 / 1,433)
4,027
(1,886 / 2,141)
Kansas State University68.42%
(65.86% / 71.23%)
2,433
(1,225 / 1,208)
3,556
(1,860 / 1,696)
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus65.51%
(61.67% / 69.18%)
2,581
(1,189 / 1,392)
3,940
(1,928 / 2,012)
University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus75.75%
(72.12% / 78.98%)
2,917
(1,309 / 1,608)
3,851
(1,815 / 2,036)
Baylor University81.62%
(79.73% / 82.99%)
2,767
(1,133 / 1,634)
3,390
(1,421 / 1,969)
The University of Texas at Austin87.75%
(85.15% / 89.90%)
6,639
(2,919 / 3,720)
7,566
(3,428 / 4,138)
Texas Christian University82.84%
(79.18% / 85.14%)
1,718
(635 / 1,083)
2,074
(802 / 1,272)
Texas Tech University62.66%
(60.40% / 65.20%)
3,175
(1,620 / 1,555)
5,067
(2,682 / 2,385)
West Virginia University63.94%
(60.06% / 68.28%)
3,045
(1,508 / 1,537)
4,762
(2,511 / 2,251)
Average73.48%
(70.16% / 76.69%)
32,627
(15,321 / 17,306)
44,404
(21,837 / 22,567)

Transfer-out Rate Comparison

The average transfer-out rate of colleges in Big 12 Conference is 20.39% where 6,034 students have transferred out from schools out of 29,597 graduation candidates. The transfer-out rate is calculated as the number of transfer-out students divided by total number of graduation candidates. The following table compares the transfer-out rates between colleges in Big 12 Conference.
Among the colleges in Big 12 Conference, Oklahoma State University-Main Campus has the lowest transfer-out rate of 13.20%, while Texas Tech University has the highest rate of 27.55% (more students transferred out from the school).
Transfer-out Rate Comparison Between Colleges In Big 12 Conference
NameTransfer-out Rate
(Men/Women)
Transfer-out
(Men/Women)
Total Students
(Men/Women)
Iowa State University16.72%
(17.24% / 16.05%)
1,032
(604 / 428)
6,171
(3,504 / 2,667)
University of Kansas24.63%
(23.22% / 25.88%)
992
(438 / 554)
4,027
(1,886 / 2,141)
Kansas State University20.42%
(19.62% / 21.29%)
726
(365 / 361)
3,556
(1,860 / 1,696)
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus13.20%
(13.02% / 13.37%)
520
(251 / 269)
3,940
(1,928 / 2,012)
University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
3,851
(1,815 / 2,036)
Baylor University0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
3,390
(1,421 / 1,969)
The University of Texas at Austin0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
7,566
(3,428 / 4,138)
Texas Christian University14.22%
(16.21% / 12.97%)
295
(130 / 165)
2,074
(802 / 1,272)
Texas Tech University27.55%
(27.52% / 27.59%)
1,396
(738 / 658)
5,067
(2,682 / 2,385)
West Virginia University22.53%
(23.58% / 21.37%)
1,073
(592 / 481)
4,762
(2,511 / 2,251)
Average20.39%
(20.55% / 20.22%)
6,034
(3,118 / 2,916)
29,597
(15,173 / 14,424)

Retention Rate Comparison

The average retention rate of colleges in Big 12 Conference is 88.30% for full-time students and 67.00% for part-time students. Retention rate is the percentage of a school's first-time, first-year undergraduate students who continue at that school the next year (Sophomore year). The following table compares the retention rates between colleges in Big 12 Conference.
Among the colleges in Big 12 Conference, The University of Texas at Austin has the most highest retention rate of 97%, while West Virginia University has the lowest rate of 82%.
Retention Rate Comparison Between Colleges In Big 12 Conference
NameFull-timePart-time
Iowa State University89%74%
University of Kansas86%52%
Kansas State University87%43%
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus85%69%
University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus87%77%
Baylor University91%100%
The University of Texas at Austin97%94%
Texas Christian University92%83%
Texas Tech University87%67%
West Virginia University82%11%
Average88.30% 67.00%