Graduate Rate 56.25%
Male 51.57%
Female 59.97%
Transfer-Out Rate 20.14%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
71% / 52%

Alabama Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Alabama colleges iss 56.25% - 15,160 students out of 26,952 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 6,160 male and 9,000 female students have graduated last year completing their studies in the period.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Alabama colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
[Chart] Alabama Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 9,466 students completed their degree in 4 years and 4,516 finished in 5 years at Alabama colleges. Additional 1,120 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Alabama Colleges
4 Year or Less35.12% 28.07% 40.73%
5 Year51.88% 46.31% 56.31%
6 Year56.03% 51.34% 59.77%
[Chart] Alabama Colleges and Universities BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

Retention Rate

By definition, retention rate is the percentage of students who return to a college for their sophomore year. The average retention rate of Alabama colleges is 69.03% for full-time students and 51.00% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2020-2021)
Alabama Colleges and Universities
Retention Rate 69.03%51.00%
[Chart] Alabama Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Alabama colleges is 20.14%. The transfer-out rate is calculated by dividing students who have transferred out of other institution into total number of students (candidates) within 150% normal time.
Transfer-Out Rates
Alabama Colleges and Universities
Transfer-outTotal StudentsTransfer-Out Rate
Total 5,42826,952 20.14%
Male 2,36511,945 19.80%
Female 3,06315,007 20.41%
[Chart] Alabama Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates