Graduate Rate 59.16%
Male 54.32%
Female 62.95%
Transfer-Out Rate 19.69%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
70% / 46%

Alabama Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Alabama colleges is 59.16% - 17,238 students out of 29,140 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 6,955 male and 10,283 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.The following table summarizes the graduation rate by gender with number of completers.
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, 11,443 students completed their degree in 4 years and 4,688 finished in 5 years at Alabama colleges. Additional 1,042 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Alabama Colleges
4 Year or Less39.27% 31.57% 45.30%
5 Year55.36% 49.87% 59.66%
6 Year58.93% 54.10% 62.72%
[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 71.33% for full-time students and 45.75% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2022-2023)
Alabama Colleges and Universities
Retention Rate 71.33%45.75%
[Chart] Alabama Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Alabama colleges is 19.69%. 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 5,73829,140 19.69%
Male 2,48112,804 19.38%
Female 3,25716,336 19.94%
[Chart] Alabama Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates