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Graduate Rate 56.90%
Male 53.32%
Female 60.23%
Transfer-Out Rate 15.19%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
66% / 52%

Kansas Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Kansas colleges is 56.90% - 8,759 students out of 15,394 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 3,962 male and 4,797 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Kansas colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total15,3948,75956.90%
Male7,4303,96253.32%
Female7,9644,79760.23%
[Chart] Kansas Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 5,521 students completed their degree in 4 years and 2,571 finished in 5 years at Kansas colleges. Additional 588 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Kansas Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less35.86% 29.45% 41.85%
5 Year52.57% 48.33% 56.52%
6 Year56.39% 52.84% 59.69%
[Chart] Kansas 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 Kansas colleges is 65.92% for full-time students and 52.08% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2020-2021)
Kansas Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 65.92%52.08%
[Chart] Kansas Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Kansas colleges is 15.19%. 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
Kansas Colleges and Universities
Transfer-outTotal StudentsTransfer-Out Rate
Total 2,33815,394 15.19%
Male 1,1007,430 14.80%
Female 1,2387,964 15.54%
[Chart] Kansas Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates