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Graduation Comparison Between Best Colleges in Washington

Graduation RateTransfer-out RateRetention Rate

Graduation Rate Comparison

The average graduation rate of best schools in Washington is 71.91% where 12,741 students out of 17,717 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 Washington.
Among the best schools in Washington, Gonzaga University has the most highest graduation rate of 87.97%, while Washington State University has the lowest rate of 58.55%.
Graduation Rate Comparison Between Best Schools In Washington
RankName Graduation Rate
(Men/Women)
Completers
(Men/Women)
Candidates
(Men/Women)
1University of Washington-Seattle Campus82.00%
(77.63% / 86.19%)
5,180
(2,402 / 2,778)
6,317
(3,094 / 3,223)
2Whitman College85.75%
(85.29% / 86.10%)
337
(145 / 192)
393
(170 / 223)
3Gonzaga University87.97%
(86.00% / 89.71%)
921
(424 / 497)
1,047
(493 / 554)
4University of Washington-Bothell Campus62.88%
(59.06% / 66.36%)
393
(176 / 217)
625
(298 / 327)
5University of Washington-Tacoma Campus60.34%
(58.92% / 61.47%)
251
(109 / 142)
416
(185 / 231)
6Western Washington University67.54%
(64.30% / 69.96%)
1,866
(760 / 1,106)
2,763
(1,182 / 1,581)
7Washington State University58.55%
(53.16% / 63.30%)
2,551
(1,085 / 1,466)
4,357
(2,041 / 2,316)
8Seattle University72.65%
(70.86% / 73.74%)
672
(248 / 424)
925
(350 / 575)
9Northwest University64.25%
(60.56% / 66.39%)
124
(43 / 81)
193
(71 / 122)
10Seattle Pacific University65.49%
(66.49% / 65.11%)
446
(125 / 321)
681
(188 / 493)
Average71.91%
(68.35% / 74.90%)
12,741
(5,517 / 7,224)
17,717
(8,072 / 9,645)

Transfer-out Rate Comparison

The average transfer-out rate of best schools in Washington is 9.29% where 197 students have transferred out from schools out of 2,121 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 Washington.
Among the best schools in Washington, Gonzaga University has the lowest transfer-out rate of 7.64%, while Seattle Pacific University has the highest rate of 12.04% (more students transferred out from the school).
Transfer-out Rate Comparison Between Best Schools In Washington
RankNameTransfer-out Rate
(Men/Women)
Transfer-out
(Men/Women)
Total Students
(Men/Women)
1University of Washington-Seattle Campus0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
6,317
(3,094 / 3,223)
2Whitman College8.91%
(9.41% / 8.52%)
35
(16 / 19)
393
(170 / 223)
3Gonzaga University7.64%
(8.11% / 7.22%)
80
(40 / 40)
1,047
(493 / 554)
4University of Washington-Bothell Campus0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
625
(298 / 327)
5University of Washington-Tacoma Campus0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
416
(185 / 231)
6Western Washington University0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
2,763
(1,182 / 1,581)
7Washington State University0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
4,357
(2,041 / 2,316)
8Seattle University0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
925
(350 / 575)
9Northwest University0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
193
(71 / 122)
10Seattle Pacific University12.04%
(9.04% / 13.18%)
82
(17 / 65)
681
(188 / 493)
Average9.29%
(8.58% / 9.76%)
197
(73 / 124)
2,121
(851 / 1,270)

Retention Rate Comparison

The average retention rate of best schools in Washington is 85.50% for full-time students and 58.50% 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 Washington.
Among the best schools in Washington, University of Washington-Seattle Campus has the most highest retention rate of 94%, while Washington State University has the lowest rate of 79%.
Retention Rate Comparison Between Best Schools In Washington
RankNameFull-timePart-time
1 University of Washington-Seattle Campus94%78%
2 Whitman College90%-
3 Gonzaga University94%-
4 University of Washington-Bothell Campus87%70%
5 University of Washington-Tacoma Campus81%76%
6 Western Washington University81%64%
7 Washington State University79%48%
8 Seattle University85%22%
9 Northwest University84%50%
10 Seattle Pacific University80%60%
Average85.50% 58.50%
The ranking data is provided by CollegeEvaluator. We compare the schools that ranked top 10 in Washingtonand in top 500 ranking for all colleges and universities in United States.