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Graduate Rate 59.21%
Male 56.45%
Female 61.97%
Transfer-Out Rate 18.44%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
68% / 48%

Colorado Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Colorado colleges is 59.21% - 15,324 students out of 25,879 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 7,297 male and 8,027 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Colorado colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total25,87915,32459.21%
Male12,9277,29756.45%
Female12,9528,02761.97%
[Chart] Colorado Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 10,448 students completed their degree in 4 years and 3,937 finished in 5 years at Colorado colleges. Additional 886 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Colorado Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less40.37% 36.30% 44.43%
5 Year55.59% 52.46% 58.71%
6 Year59.01% 56.31% 61.70%
[Chart] Colorado 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 Colorado colleges is 68.28% for full-time students and 49.56% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2020-2021)
Colorado Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 68.28%49.56%
[Chart] Colorado Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Colorado colleges is 18.44%. 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
Colorado Colleges and Universities
Transfer-outTotal StudentsTransfer-Out Rate
Total 4,77125,879 18.44%
Male 2,36912,927 18.33%
Female 2,40212,952 18.55%
[Chart] Colorado Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates