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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 69.62% for full-time students and 52.06% 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)69.62%/52.06%

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 69.62% for full-time students and 52.06% 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)71.27%47.11% 75.01%49.21% 69.85%45.61%
2-3 Years63.92%46.34% 60.24%43.85% 67.63%53.79%
Less than 2 Years74.04%69.73% 76.56%70.47% 73.66%69.59%
Average69.62%52.06% 67.17%47.70% 70.72%56.09%
***All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2015-2016.