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Graduate Rate 63.40%
Male 57.57%
Female 68.55%
Transfer-Out Rate 11.00%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
70% / 60%

Florida Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Florida colleges is 63.40% - 38,268 students out of 60,356 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 16,281 male and 21,987 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Florida colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total60,35638,26863.40%
Male28,28016,28157.57%
Female32,07621,98768.55%
[Chart] Florida Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 27,502 students completed their degree in 4 years and 8,386 finished in 5 years at Florida colleges. Additional 2,085 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Florida Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less45.57% 37.93% 52.30%
5 Year59.46% 53.01% 65.15%
6 Year62.92% 57.14% 68.01%
[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 69.82% for full-time students and 62.05% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2020-2021)
Florida Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 69.82%62.05%
[Chart] Florida Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Florida colleges is 11.00%. 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 6,63860,356 11.00%
Male 2,96528,280 10.48%
Female 3,67332,076 11.45%
[Chart] Florida Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates