Graduate Rate 50.69%
Male 49.94%
Female 51.31%
Transfer-Out Rate 11.51%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
64% / 54%

Arizona Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Arizona colleges is 50.69% - 16,083 students out of 31,728 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 7,209 male and 8,874 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Arizona colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
[Chart] Arizona Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 11,950 students completed their degree in 4 years and 3,192 finished in 5 years at Arizona colleges. Additional 916 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Arizona Colleges
4 Year or Less37.66% 35.34% 39.60%
5 Year47.72% 46.76% 48.53%
6 Year50.61% 49.90% 51.21%
[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 63.88% for full-time students and 53.89% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2021-2022)
Arizona Colleges and Universities
Retention Rate 63.88%53.89%
[Chart] Arizona Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Arizona colleges is 11.51%. 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 3,65231,728 11.51%
Male 1,90114,434 13.17%
Female 1,75117,294 10.12%
[Chart] Arizona Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates