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Graduate Rate 52.25%
Male 47.61%
Female 56.08%
Transfer-Out Rate 15.64%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
68% / 52%

Arkansas Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Arkansas colleges iss 52.25% - 8,497 students out of 16,261 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 3,496 male and 5,001 female students have graduated last year completing their studies in the period.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Arkansas colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total16,2618,49752.25%
Male7,3433,49647.61%
Female8,9185,00156.08%
[Chart] Arkansas Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 5,896 students completed their degree in 4 years and 1,947 finished in 5 years at Arkansas colleges. Additional 512 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Arkansas Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less36.26% 30.97% 40.61%
5 Year48.23% 43.66% 52.00%
6 Year51.38% 46.92% 55.06%
[Chart] Arkansas 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 Arkansas colleges is 67.64% for full-time students and 51.83% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2019-2020)
Arkansas Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 67.64%51.83%
[Chart] Arkansas Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Arkansas colleges is 15.64%. 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
Arkansas Colleges and Universities
Transfer-outTotal StudentsTransfer-Out Rate
Total 2,54316,261 15.64%
Male 1,0607,343 14.44%
Female 1,4838,918 16.63%
[Chart] Arkansas Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates