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Graduation Rate Comparison

The average graduation rate of best schools in District Of Columbia is 77.99% where 6,990 students out of 8,963 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 best schools in District Of Columbia.
Among the best schools in District Of Columbia, Georgetown University has the most highest graduation rate of 95.20%, while Trinity Washington University has the lowest rate of 40.55%.
Graduation Rate Comparison Between Best Schools In District Of Columbia
RankName Graduation Rate
(Men/Women)
Completers
(Men/Women)
Candidates
(Men/Women)
1Georgetown University95.20%
(94.45% / 95.82%)
1,489
(664 / 825)
1,564
(703 / 861)
2George Washington University83.66%
(80.80% / 85.45%)
2,155
(804 / 1,351)
2,576
(995 / 1,581)
3American University78.70%
(76.87% / 79.69%)
1,400
(482 / 918)
1,779
(627 / 1,152)
4Gallaudet University57.87%
(54.55% / 62.03%)
103
(54 / 49)
178
(99 / 79)
5Howard University63.58%
(60.35% / 65.04%)
1,044
(309 / 735)
1,642
(512 / 1,130)
6The Catholic University of America73.67%
(71.50% / 75.57%)
666
(301 / 365)
904
(421 / 483)
7Trinity Washington University40.55%
(0.00% / 40.55%)
88
(0 / 88)
217
(0 / 217)
8Strayer University-District of ColumbiaNo completers information available at the school.
9University of the District of Columbia43.69%
(50.88% / 34.78%)
45
(29 / 16)
103
(57 / 46)
Average77.99%
(77.42% / 78.34%)
6,990
(2,643 / 4,347)
8,963
(3,414 / 5,549)

Transfer-out Rate Comparison

The average transfer-out rate of best schools in District Of Columbia is 22.76% where 487 students have transferred out from schools out of 2,140 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 best schools in District Of Columbia.
Among the best schools in District Of Columbia, Gallaudet University has the lowest transfer-out rate of 17.98%, while Trinity Washington University has the highest rate of 23.50% (more students transferred out from the school).
Transfer-out Rate Comparison Between Best Schools In District Of Columbia
RankNameTransfer-out Rate
(Men/Women)
Transfer-out
(Men/Women)
Total Students
(Men/Women)
1Georgetown University0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
1,564
(703 / 861)
2George Washington University0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
2,576
(995 / 1,581)
3American University0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
1,779
(627 / 1,152)
4Gallaudet University17.98%
(12.12% / 25.32%)
32
(12 / 20)
178
(99 / 79)
5Howard University23.39%
(23.05% / 23.54%)
384
(118 / 266)
1,642
(512 / 1,130)
6The Catholic University of America0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
904
(421 / 483)
7Trinity Washington University23.50%
(0.00% / 23.50%)
51
(0 / 51)
217
(0 / 217)
8Strayer University-District of Columbia0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
2
(1 / 1)
9University of the District of Columbia19.42%
(12.28% / 28.26%)
20
(7 / 13)
103
(57 / 46)
Average22.76%
(20.51% / 23.78%)
487
(137 / 350)
2,140
(668 / 1,472)

Retention Rate Comparison

The average retention rate of best schools in District Of Columbia is 83.13% for full-time students and 45.00% 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 best schools in District Of Columbia.
Among the best schools in District Of Columbia, Georgetown University has the most highest retention rate of 94%, while University of the District of Columbia has the lowest rate of 71%.
Retention Rate Comparison Between Best Schools In District Of Columbia
RankNameFull-timePart-time
1 Georgetown University94%67%
2 George Washington University88%70%
3 American University85%-
4 Gallaudet University74%-
5 Howard University90%20%
6 The Catholic University of America86%50%
7 Trinity Washington University77%25%
8 Strayer University-District of Columbia-43%
9 University of the District of Columbia71%40%
Average83.13% 45.00%
The ranking data is provided by CollegeEvaluator. We compare the schools that ranked top 10 in District of Columbiaand in top 500 ranking for all colleges and universities in United States.