Graduate Rate 53.37%
Male 53.12%
Female 53.58%
Transfer-Out Rate 12.12%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
64% / 54%

Arizona Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Arizona colleges is 53.37% - 16,792 students out of 31,464 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 7,644 male and 9,148 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
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, 12,730 students completed their degree in 4 years and 3,176 finished in 5 years at Arizona colleges. Additional 864 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Arizona Colleges
4 Year or Less40.46% 37.97% 42.56%
5 Year50.55% 50.06% 50.97%
6 Year53.30% 53.05% 53.51%
[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 64.43% for full-time students and 54.44% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2022-2023)
Arizona Colleges and Universities
Retention Rate 64.43%54.44%
[Chart] Arizona Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Arizona colleges is 12.12%. 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 3,81531,464 12.12%
Male 2,04214,391 14.19%
Female 1,77317,073 10.38%
[Chart] Arizona Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates