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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 53.01%. The average transfer-out rate is 18.72% and retention rate is 69.42% for full-time students and 51.98% for part-time students. Following table and chart illustrate the graduation, transfer-out, and retention statistics by school type and levels.
Rate
Graduation Rate53.01%
Transfer-out Rate18.72%
Retention Rate (full-time/part-time)69.42%/51.98%

Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of US colleges and universities is 53.01%. Next table and chart illustrate the graduation rate by school type and levels.
AveragePublic SchoolsPrivate Schools
4 Years (or high)47.97%45.88%48.78%
2-4 Years44.18%30.01%59.70%
Less than 2 Years70.03%76.02%69.10%
Average53.01%41.16%58.50%

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)22.63%22.34%22.84%
2-4 Years16.18%17.73%9.50%
Less than 2 Years6.98%10.86%6.37%
Average18.72%19.26%17.99%

Retention Rate

The average retention rate of US colleges and universities is 69.42% for full-time students and 51.98% 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)70.57%46.28% 74.65%49.03% 69.05%44.59%
2-3 Years64.07%47.80% 61.42%44.44% 66.71%57.03%
Less than 2 Years73.97%69.09% 75.93%67.70% 73.68%69.35%
Average69.42%51.98% 67.63%47.84% 70.21%55.45%
***All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2016-2017.