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Graduation Comparison Between Southeastern Conference (SEC) Members

Graduation RateTransfer-out RateRetention Rate

Graduation Rate Comparison

The average graduation rate of colleges in Southeastern Conference (SEC) is 75.89% where 54,653 students out of 72,014 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 Southeastern Conference (SEC).
Among the colleges in Southeastern Conference (SEC), Vanderbilt University has the most highest graduation rate of 92.75%, while Mississippi State University has the lowest rate of 64.19%.
Graduation Rate Comparison Between Colleges In Southeastern Conference (SEC)
Name Graduation Rate
(Men/Women)
Completers
(Men/Women)
Candidates
(Men/Women)
The University of Alabama72.14%
(69.75% / 73.94%)
4,899
(2,036 / 2,863)
6,791
(2,919 / 3,872)
Auburn University78.70%
(73.98% / 83.17%)
3,580
(1,638 / 1,942)
4,549
(2,214 / 2,335)
University of Arkansas68.50%
(64.52% / 71.81%)
3,090
(1,320 / 1,770)
4,511
(2,046 / 2,465)
University of Florida88.85%
(85.39% / 91.27%)
5,657
(2,239 / 3,418)
6,367
(2,622 / 3,745)
University of Georgia87.18%
(83.26% / 89.61%)
4,568
(1,671 / 2,897)
5,240
(2,007 / 3,233)
University of Kentucky66.04%
(61.75% / 69.43%)
3,363
(1,387 / 1,976)
5,092
(2,246 / 2,846)
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College69.56%
(64.69% / 73.77%)
3,923
(1,693 / 2,230)
5,640
(2,617 / 3,023)
University of Mississippi66.68%
(63.30% / 69.25%)
2,498
(1,021 / 1,477)
3,746
(1,613 / 2,133)
Mississippi State University64.19%
(60.23% / 67.99%)
1,900
(874 / 1,026)
2,960
(1,451 / 1,509)
University of Missouri-Columbia72.98%
(67.52% / 77.80%)
4,671
(2,025 / 2,646)
6,400
(2,999 / 3,401)
University of South Carolina-Columbia78.01%
(73.86% / 81.46%)
3,853
(1,656 / 2,197)
4,939
(2,242 / 2,697)
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville71.12%
(67.25% / 74.98%)
3,335
(1,573 / 1,762)
4,689
(2,339 / 2,350)
Vanderbilt University92.75%
(91.18% / 94.30%)
1,485
(724 / 761)
1,601
(794 / 807)
Texas A & M University-College Station82.53%
(78.64% / 86.25%)
7,831
(3,652 / 4,179)
9,489
(4,644 / 4,845)
Average75.89%
(71.78% / 79.33%)
54,653
(23,509 / 31,144)
72,014
(32,753 / 39,261)

Transfer-out Rate Comparison

The average transfer-out rate of colleges in Southeastern Conference (SEC) is 11.48% where 4,831 students have transferred out from schools out of 42,064 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 Southeastern Conference (SEC).
Among the colleges in Southeastern Conference (SEC), University of Florida has the lowest transfer-out rate of 2.67%, while The University of Alabama has the highest rate of 19.67% (more students transferred out from the school).
Transfer-out Rate Comparison Between Colleges In Southeastern Conference (SEC)
NameTransfer-out Rate
(Men/Women)
Transfer-out
(Men/Women)
Total Students
(Men/Women)
The University of Alabama19.67%
(19.77% / 19.60%)
1,336
(577 / 759)
6,791
(2,919 / 3,872)
Auburn University14.00%
(15.36% / 12.72%)
637
(340 / 297)
4,549
(2,214 / 2,335)
University of Arkansas0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
4,511
(2,046 / 2,465)
University of Florida2.67%
(2.67% / 2.67%)
170
(70 / 100)
6,367
(2,622 / 3,745)
University of Georgia8.38%
(9.02% / 7.98%)
439
(181 / 258)
5,240
(2,007 / 3,233)
University of Kentucky0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
5,092
(2,246 / 2,846)
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
5,640
(2,617 / 3,023)
University of Mississippi0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
3,746
(1,613 / 2,133)
Mississippi State University0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
2,960
(1,451 / 1,509)
University of Missouri-Columbia0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
6,400
(2,999 / 3,401)
University of South Carolina-Columbia16.48%
(18.60% / 14.72%)
814
(417 / 397)
4,939
(2,242 / 2,697)
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville17.89%
(18.55% / 17.23%)
839
(434 / 405)
4,689
(2,339 / 2,350)
Vanderbilt University0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
1,601
(794 / 807)
Texas A & M University-College Station6.28%
(7.75% / 4.87%)
596
(360 / 236)
9,489
(4,644 / 4,845)
Average11.48%
(12.53% / 10.63%)
4,831
(2,379 / 2,452)
42,064
(18,987 / 23,077)

Retention Rate Comparison

The average retention rate of colleges in Southeastern Conference (SEC) is 89.71% for full-time students and 60.29% 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 Southeastern Conference (SEC).
Among the colleges in Southeastern Conference (SEC), University of Florida has the most highest retention rate of 97%, while University of Arkansas has the lowest rate of 85%.
Retention Rate Comparison Between Colleges In Southeastern Conference (SEC)
NameFull-timePart-time
The University of Alabama87%57%
Auburn University92%76%
University of Arkansas85%56%
University of Florida97%89%
University of Georgia94%75%
University of Kentucky86%25%
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College86%17%
University of Mississippi86%25%
Mississippi State University85%67%
University of Missouri-Columbia89%60%
University of South Carolina-Columbia90%57%
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville89%47%
Vanderbilt University96%100%
Texas A & M University-College Station94%93%
Average89.71% 60.29%