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Graduate Rate 68.86%
Male 64.86%
Female 72.65%
Transfer-Out Rate 14.91%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
74% / 72%

Iowa Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Iowa colleges iss 68.86% - 13,906 students out of 20,195 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 6,377 male and 7,529 female students have graduated last year completing their studies in the period.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Iowa colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total20,19513,90668.86%
Male9,8326,37764.86%
Female10,3637,52972.65%
[Chart] Iowa Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 10,544 students completed their degree in 4 years and 2,924 finished in 5 years at Iowa colleges. Additional 424 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Iowa Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less52.21% 44.55% 59.48%
5 Year66.69% 61.91% 71.22%
6 Year68.79% 64.83% 72.55%
[Chart] Iowa 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 Iowa colleges is 74.16% for full-time students and 67.80% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2020-2021)
Iowa Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 74.16%67.80%
[Chart] Iowa Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Iowa colleges is 14.91%. 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
Iowa Colleges and Universities
Transfer-outTotal StudentsTransfer-Out Rate
Total 3,01120,195 14.91%
Male 1,5179,832 15.43%
Female 1,49410,363 14.42%
[Chart] Iowa Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates