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 is 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 within 150% normal time.
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