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Graduate Rate 65.30%
Male 63.31%
Female 67.07%
Transfer-Out Rate 11.39%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
74% / 55%

Indiana Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Indiana colleges is 65.30% - 28,752 students out of 44,031 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 13,108 male and 15,644 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Indiana colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total44,03128,75265.30%
Male20,70513,10863.31%
Female23,32615,64467.07%
[Chart] Indiana Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 22,222 students completed their degree in 4 years and 5,151 finished in 5 years at Indiana colleges. Additional 1,263 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Indiana Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less50.47% 46.95% 53.60%
5 Year62.17% 59.98% 64.11%
6 Year65.04% 63.08% 66.78%
[Chart] Indiana 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 Indiana colleges is 73.71% for full-time students and 55.14% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2020-2021)
Indiana Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 73.71%55.14%
[Chart] Indiana Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Indiana colleges is 11.39%. 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
Indiana Colleges and Universities
Transfer-outTotal StudentsTransfer-Out Rate
Total 5,01644,031 11.39%
Male 2,22120,705 10.73%
Female 2,79523,326 11.98%
[Chart] Indiana Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates