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Graduate Rate 65.81%
Male 60.18%
Female 70.83%
Transfer-Out Rate 9.39%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
72% / 65%

Florida Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Florida colleges is 65.81% - 40,355 students out of 61,324 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 17,412 male and 22,943 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Florida colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total61,32440,35565.81%
Male28,93217,41260.18%
Female32,39222,94370.83%
[Chart] Florida Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 29,887 students completed their degree in 4 years and 8,293 finished in 5 years at Florida colleges. Additional 1,860 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Florida Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less48.74% 40.74% 55.88%
5 Year62.26% 56.06% 67.80%
6 Year65.29% 59.71% 70.28%
[Chart] Florida 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 Florida colleges is 71.04% for full-time students and 65.07% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2020-2021)
Florida Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 71.04%65.07%
[Chart] Florida Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Florida colleges is 9.39%. 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
Florida Colleges and Universities
Transfer-outTotal StudentsTransfer-Out Rate
Total 5,75761,324 9.39%
Male 2,68128,932 9.27%
Female 3,07632,392 9.50%
[Chart] Florida Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates