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Graduate Rate 54.15%
Male 49.26%
Female 57.96%
Transfer-Out Rate 22.55%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
67% / 44%

Georgia Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Georgia colleges is 54.15% - 24,519 students out of 45,279 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 9,756 male and 14,763 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Georgia colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total45,27924,51954.15%
Male19,8069,75649.26%
Female25,47314,76357.96%
[Chart] Georgia Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 14,920 students completed their degree in 4 years and 7,441 finished in 5 years at Georgia colleges. Additional 2,014 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Georgia Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less32.95% 26.41% 38.04%
5 Year49.38% 43.67% 53.83%
6 Year53.83% 48.95% 57.63%
[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 66.56% for full-time students and 43.77% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2020-2021)
Georgia Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 66.56%43.77%
[Chart] Georgia Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Georgia colleges is 22.55%. 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
Georgia Colleges and Universities
Transfer-outTotal StudentsTransfer-Out Rate
Total 10,21145,279 22.55%
Male 4,55019,806 22.97%
Female 5,66125,473 22.22%
[Chart] Georgia Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates