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Graduate Rate 53.18%
Male 48.05%
Female 57.44%
Transfer-Out Rate 14.80%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
68% / 50%

Arkansas Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Arkansas colleges is 53.18% - 8,907 students out of 16,750 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 3,654 male and 5,253 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Arkansas colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total16,7508,90753.18%
Male7,6053,65448.05%
Female9,1455,25357.44%
[Chart] Arkansas Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 6,257 students completed their degree in 4 years and 2,036 finished in 5 years at Arkansas colleges. Additional 405 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Arkansas Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less37.36% 31.68% 42.08%
5 Year49.51% 44.46% 53.71%
6 Year51.93% 47.22% 55.84%
[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 49.77% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2020-2021)
Arkansas Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 67.64%49.77%
[Chart] Arkansas Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Arkansas colleges is 14.80%. 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 2,47916,750 14.80%
Male 1,1027,605 14.49%
Female 1,3779,145 15.06%
[Chart] Arkansas Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates