Graduate Rate 64.83%
Male 63.13%
Female 66.30%
Transfer-Out Rate 7.83%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
75% / 48%

Illinois Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Illinois colleges iss 64.83% - 33,243 students out of 51,281 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 15,040 male and 18,203 female students have graduated last year completing their studies in the period.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Illinois colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
[Chart] Illinois Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 25,671 students completed their degree in 4 years and 6,218 finished in 5 years at Illinois colleges. Additional 1,237 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Illinois Colleges
4 Year or Less50.06% 46.36% 53.27%
5 Year62.18% 60.05% 64.04%
6 Year64.60% 62.95% 66.03%
[Chart] Illinois 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 Illinois colleges is 75.21% for full-time students and 48.47% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2020-2021)
Illinois Colleges and Universities
Retention Rate 75.21%48.47%
[Chart] Illinois Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Illinois colleges is 7.83%. 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
Illinois Colleges and Universities
Transfer-outTotal StudentsTransfer-Out Rate
Total 4,01351,281 7.83%
Male 1,64623,824 6.91%
Female 2,36727,457 8.62%
[Chart] Illinois Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates