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Graduation Comparison Between Conference USA (C-USA) Members

Graduation RateTransfer-out RateRetention Rate

Graduation Rate Comparison

The average graduation rate of colleges in Conference USA (C-USA) is 56.12% where 21,534 students out of 38,370 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 Conference USA (C-USA).
Among the colleges in Conference USA (C-USA), Rice University has the most highest graduation rate of 94.19%, while The University of Texas at El Paso has the lowest rate of 44.43%.
Graduation Rate Comparison Between Colleges In Conference USA (C-USA)
Name Graduation Rate
(Men/Women)
Completers
(Men/Women)
Candidates
(Men/Women)
University of Alabama at Birmingham61.14%
(56.09% / 64.90%)
1,048
(410 / 638)
1,714
(731 / 983)
Florida Atlantic University55.92%
(52.41% / 58.63%)
1,625
(664 / 961)
2,906
(1,267 / 1,639)
Florida International University66.98%
(59.66% / 72.58%)
2,513
(970 / 1,543)
3,752
(1,626 / 2,126)
Western Kentucky University55.37%
(47.51% / 60.98%)
1,551
(554 / 997)
2,801
(1,166 / 1,635)
Louisiana Tech University61.86%
(54.61% / 72.04%)
1,080
(557 / 523)
1,746
(1,020 / 726)
University of Southern Mississippi49.75%
(42.77% / 52.91%)
794
(213 / 581)
1,596
(498 / 1,098)
University of North Carolina at Charlotte65.18%
(62.66% / 68.05%)
2,149
(1,101 / 1,048)
3,297
(1,757 / 1,540)
Middle Tennessee State University51.15%
(46.97% / 54.52%)
1,552
(635 / 917)
3,034
(1,352 / 1,682)
University of North Texas57.13%
(47.96% / 65.28%)
2,411
(952 / 1,459)
4,220
(1,985 / 2,235)
Rice University94.19%
(92.77% / 95.85%)
891
(475 / 416)
946
(512 / 434)
The University of Texas at El Paso44.43%
(37.94% / 50.29%)
1,292
(524 / 768)
2,908
(1,381 / 1,527)
The University of Texas at San Antonio46.31%
(42.03% / 50.13%)
2,289
(981 / 1,308)
4,943
(2,334 / 2,609)
Old Dominion University52.73%
(48.01% / 56.98%)
1,427
(615 / 812)
2,706
(1,281 / 1,425)
Marshall University50.64%
(46.38% / 53.85%)
912
(359 / 553)
1,801
(774 / 1,027)
Average56.12%
(50.95% / 60.54%)
21,534
(9,010 / 12,524)
38,370
(17,684 / 20,686)

Transfer-out Rate Comparison

The average transfer-out rate of colleges in Conference USA (C-USA) is 23.59% where 8,453 students have transferred out from schools out of 35,828 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 Conference USA (C-USA).
Among the colleges in Conference USA (C-USA), Florida International University has the lowest transfer-out rate of 18.47%, while Florida Atlantic University has the highest rate of 31.31% (more students transferred out from the school).
Transfer-out Rate Comparison Between Colleges In Conference USA (C-USA)
NameTransfer-out Rate
(Men/Women)
Transfer-out
(Men/Women)
Total Students
(Men/Women)
University of Alabama at Birmingham20.25%
(21.34% / 19.43%)
347
(156 / 191)
1,714
(731 / 983)
Florida Atlantic University31.31%
(30.70% / 31.79%)
910
(389 / 521)
2,906
(1,267 / 1,639)
Florida International University18.47%
(19.80% / 17.45%)
693
(322 / 371)
3,752
(1,626 / 2,126)
Western Kentucky University22.88%
(23.58% / 22.39%)
641
(275 / 366)
2,801
(1,166 / 1,635)
Louisiana Tech University22.57%
(26.18% / 17.49%)
394
(267 / 127)
1,746
(1,020 / 726)
University of Southern Mississippi0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
1,596
(498 / 1,098)
University of North Carolina at Charlotte23.23%
(22.88% / 23.64%)
766
(402 / 364)
3,297
(1,757 / 1,540)
Middle Tennessee State University23.96%
(22.93% / 24.79%)
727
(310 / 417)
3,034
(1,352 / 1,682)
University of North Texas20.62%
(23.98% / 17.63%)
870
(476 / 394)
4,220
(1,985 / 2,235)
Rice University0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
946
(512 / 434)
The University of Texas at El Paso22.73%
(24.26% / 21.35%)
661
(335 / 326)
2,908
(1,381 / 1,527)
The University of Texas at San Antonio25.92%
(23.31% / 28.25%)
1,281
(544 / 737)
4,943
(2,334 / 2,609)
Old Dominion University26.68%
(27.32% / 26.11%)
722
(350 / 372)
2,706
(1,281 / 1,425)
Marshall University24.49%
(24.29% / 24.63%)
441
(188 / 253)
1,801
(774 / 1,027)
Average23.59%
(24.07% / 23.18%)
8,453
(4,014 / 4,439)
35,828
(16,674 / 19,154)

Retention Rate Comparison

The average retention rate of colleges in Conference USA (C-USA) is 81.86% for full-time students and 57.08% 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 Conference USA (C-USA).
Among the colleges in Conference USA (C-USA), Rice University has the most highest retention rate of 97%, while University of Southern Mississippi has the lowest rate of 75%.
Retention Rate Comparison Between Colleges In Conference USA (C-USA)
NameFull-timePart-time
University of Alabama at Birmingham86%48%
Florida Atlantic University82%59%
Florida International University91%83%
Western Kentucky University77%48%
Louisiana Tech University81%17%
University of Southern Mississippi75%41%
University of North Carolina at Charlotte85%74%
Middle Tennessee State University79%67%
University of North Texas85%63%
Rice University97%-
The University of Texas at El Paso77%57%
The University of Texas at San Antonio78%67%
Old Dominion University76%68%
Marshall University77%50%
Average81.86% 57.08%