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Graduation, Transfer-out, Retention Rates

US Colleges And Universities

US Colleges And Universities

Graduation, Transfe-out, Retention Rate

For academic year 2016-2017, the average graduation rate of US colleges and universities is 53.04%. The average transfer-out rate is 18.72% and retention rate is 69.75% for full-time students and 51.79% for part-time students. Following table and chart illustrate the graduation, transfer-out, and retention statistics by school type and levels.
Rate
Graduation Rate53.04%
Transfer-out Rate18.72%
Retention Rate (full-time/part-time)69.75%/51.79%

Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of US colleges and universities is 53.04%. Next table and chart illustrate the graduation rate by school type and levels.
AveragePublic SchoolsPrivate Schools
4 Years (or high)47.87%44.94%49.09%
2-4 Years44.65%30.13%60.15%
Less than 2 Years70.27%75.14%69.47%
Average53.04%41.11%58.73%

Transfer-out Rate

The average transfer-out rate of US colleges and universities is 18.72%. Next table and chart illustrate the graduation rate by school type and levels.
AveragePublic SchoolsPrivate Schools
4 Years (or high)22.62%22.11%23.01%
2-4 Years15.98%17.69%8.75%
Less than 2 Years6.89%9.54%6.43%
Average18.72%19.24%18.03%

Retention Rate

The average retention rate of US colleges and universities is 69.75% for full-time students and 51.79% for part-time students. Next table and chart illustrate the graduation rate by school type, levels, and attendance status.
AveragePublic SchoolsPrivate Schools
Full-TimePart-timeFull-TimePart-timeFull-TimePart-time
4 Years (or high)70.65%46.25% 74.00%48.47% 69.30%44.77%
2-3 Years64.26%47.93% 61.40%44.46% 67.20%57.72%
Less than 2 Years75.11%69.80% 75.20%67.07% 75.09%70.38%
Average69.75%51.79% 67.57%47.71% 70.79%55.43%
***All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2016-2017.