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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 is 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 within 150% normal time.
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 (2020-2021)
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