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Graduate Rate 54.37%
Male 49.90%
Female 57.84%
Transfer-Out Rate 23.00%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
70% / 47%

Georgia Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Georgia colleges is 54.37% - 25,203 students out of 46,354 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 10,099 male and 15,104 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Georgia colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total46,35425,20354.37%
Male20,24010,09949.90%
Female26,11415,10457.84%
[Chart] Georgia Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 15,758 students completed their degree in 4 years and 7,412 finished in 5 years at Georgia colleges. Additional 1,878 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Georgia Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less33.99% 27.24% 39.23%
5 Year49.98% 44.76% 54.03%
6 Year54.04% 49.63% 57.45%
[Chart] Georgia 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 Georgia colleges is 69.00% for full-time students and 48.27% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2021-2022)
Georgia Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 69.00%48.27%
[Chart] Georgia Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Georgia colleges is 23.00%. 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
Georgia Colleges and Universities
Transfer-outTotal StudentsTransfer-Out Rate
Total 10,66246,354 23.00%
Male 4,53120,240 22.39%
Female 6,13126,114 23.48%
[Chart] Georgia Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates