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Graduate Rate 47.08%
Male 46.51%
Female 47.56%
Transfer-Out Rate 15.14%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
70% / 55%

Arizona Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Arizona colleges is 47.08% - 13,866 students out of 29,451 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 6,215 male and 7,651 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Arizona colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total29,45113,86647.08%
Male13,3636,21546.51%
Female16,0887,65147.56%
[Chart] Arizona Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 10,008 students completed their degree in 4 years and 2,874 finished in 5 years at Arizona colleges. Additional 942 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Arizona Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less33.98% 31.47% 36.07%
5 Year43.74% 42.92% 44.42%
6 Year46.94% 46.39% 47.40%
[Chart] Arizona 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 Arizona colleges is 70.14% for full-time students and 55.00% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2020-2021)
Arizona Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 70.14%55.00%
[Chart] Arizona Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Arizona colleges is 15.14%. 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
Arizona Colleges and Universities
Transfer-outTotal StudentsTransfer-Out Rate
Total 4,45829,451 15.14%
Male 2,19513,363 16.43%
Female 2,26316,088 14.07%
[Chart] Arizona Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates