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Graduate Rate 60.59%
Male 58.71%
Female 62.52%
Transfer-Out Rate 17.40%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
69% / 51%

Colorado Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Colorado colleges is 60.59% - 15,708 students out of 25,927 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 7,732 male and 7,976 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Colorado colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total25,92715,70860.59%
Male13,1707,73258.71%
Female12,7577,97662.52%
[Chart] Colorado Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 10,918 students completed their degree in 4 years and 3,892 finished in 5 years at Colorado colleges. Additional 825 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Colorado Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less42.11% 38.16% 46.19%
5 Year57.12% 54.91% 59.41%
6 Year60.30% 58.46% 62.21%
[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 70.71% for full-time students and 50.86% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2021-2022)
Colorado Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 70.71%50.86%
[Chart] Colorado Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Colorado colleges is 17.40%. 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 4,51225,927 17.40%
Male 2,20313,170 16.73%
Female 2,30912,757 18.10%
[Chart] Colorado Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates