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South Dakota Colleges

Graduation, Transfe-out, Retention Rate

For the academic year 2019-2020, the average graduation rate of South Dakota Colleges is 43.79%. The average transfer-out rate is 17.57% and retention rate is 59.85% for full-time students and 30.11% for part-time students. Following table and chart illustrate the graduation, transfer-out, and retention statistics by school type and levels.
Graduation, Transfe-out, Retention Rate (2019-2020)
South Dakota Colleges
Rate
Graduation Rate43.79%
Transfer-out Rate17.57%
Retention Rate (full-time/part-time)59.85%/30.11%
[CHART#1] Graduation, Transfe-out, Retention Rate for South Dakota Colleges

Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of South Dakota Colleges is 43.79%. Next table and chart illustrate the graduation rate by school type and levels.
Graduation Rate (2019-2020)
South Dakota Colleges
AveragePublic SchoolsPrivate Schools
4 Years (or high)37.63%42.43%33.89%
2-4 Years56.13%52.40%62.33%
Less than 2 Years0.00%0.00%0.00%
Average43.79%46.58%41.00%
[CHART#2] Graduation Rate for South Dakota Colleges

Transfer-out Rate

The average transfer-out rate of South Dakota Colleges is 17.57%. Next table and chart illustrate the transfer-out rate by school type and levels.
Transfer-out Rate (2019-2020)
South Dakota Colleges
AveragePublic SchoolsPrivate Schools
4 Years (or high)24.00%21.80%26.75%
2-4 Years6.00%6.00%0.00%
Less than 2 Years0.00%0.00%0.00%
Average17.57%13.90%26.75%
[CHART#3] Transfer-out Rate for South Dakota Colleges

Retention Rate

The average retention rate of South Dakota Colleges is 59.85% for full-time students and 30.11% for part-time students. Next table and chart illustrate the retention rate for both full-time and part-time students by school type, levels, and attendance status.
Retention Rate (2019-2020)
South Dakota Colleges
AveragePublic SchoolsPrivate Schools
Full-TimePart-timeFull-TimePart-timeFull-TimePart-time
4 Years (or high)66.25%35.50% 70.86%51.57% 62.67%23.00%
2-4 Years50.55%22.27% 65.00%49.00% 38.50%0.00%
Less than 2 Years0.00%0.00% 0.00%0.00% 0.00%0.00%
Average59.85%30.11% 68.42%50.50% 53.00%13.80%
[CHART#4] Retention Rate for South Dakota Colleges