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 iss 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 in the period.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Colorado colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
[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
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
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