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Graduate Rate 58.01%
Male 52.66%
Female 62.32%
Transfer-Out Rate 20.38%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
72% / 50%

Alabama Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Alabama colleges is 58.01% - 16,076 students out of 27,713 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 6,513 male and 9,563 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Alabama colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total27,71316,07658.01%
Male12,3696,51352.66%
Female15,3449,56362.32%
[Chart] Alabama Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 10,366 students completed their degree in 4 years and 4,513 finished in 5 years at Alabama colleges. Additional 1,147 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Alabama Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less37.40% 29.86% 43.48%
5 Year53.69% 47.64% 58.57%
6 Year57.83% 52.41% 62.19%
[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 73.17% for full-time students and 49.14% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2021-2022)
Alabama Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 73.17%49.14%
[Chart] Alabama Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Alabama colleges is 20.38%. 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 5,64827,713 20.38%
Male 2,56212,369 20.71%
Female 3,08615,344 20.11%
[Chart] Alabama Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates