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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 iss 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 in the period.
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 (2019-2020)
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