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Graduate Rate 71.58%
Male 66.13%
Female 75.29%
Transfer-Out Rate 1.55%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
68% / 42%

Delaware Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Delaware colleges is 71.58% - 4,191 students out of 5,855 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 1,570 male and 2,621 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Delaware colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total5,8554,19171.58%
Male2,3741,57066.13%
Female3,4812,62175.29%
[Chart] Delaware Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 3,528 students completed their degree in 4 years and 557 finished in 5 years at Delaware colleges. Additional 103 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Delaware Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less60.26% 52.11% 65.81%
5 Year69.77% 64.11% 73.63%
6 Year71.53% 66.13% 75.21%
[Chart] Delaware 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 Delaware colleges is 67.80% for full-time students and 42.00% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2021-2022)
Delaware Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 67.80%42.00%
[Chart] Delaware Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Delaware colleges is 1.55%. 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
Delaware Colleges and Universities
Transfer-outTotal StudentsTransfer-Out Rate
Total 915,855 1.55%
Male 392,374 1.64%
Female 523,481 1.49%
[Chart] Delaware Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates