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Graduate Rate 60.90%
Male 58.77%
Female 62.98%
Transfer-Out Rate 17.61%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
72% / 50%

Colorado Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Colorado colleges is 60.90% - 16,269 students out of 26,715 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 7,752 male and 8,517 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Colorado colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total26,71516,26960.90%
Male13,1917,75258.77%
Female13,5248,51762.98%
[Chart] Colorado Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 11,608 students completed their degree in 4 years and 3,832 finished in 5 years at Colorado colleges. Additional 803 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Colorado Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less43.45% 39.41% 47.40%
5 Year57.80% 55.36% 60.17%
6 Year60.80% 58.71% 62.84%
[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 71.83% for full-time students and 50.90% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2021-2022)
Colorado Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 71.83%50.90%
[Chart] Colorado Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Colorado colleges is 17.61%. 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 4,70526,715 17.61%
Male 2,22713,191 16.88%
Female 2,47813,524 18.32%
[Chart] Colorado Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates