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Graduate Rate 54.18%
Male 48.77%
Female 58.68%
Transfer-Out Rate 10.25%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
71% / 53%

Kentucky Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Kentucky colleges is 54.18% - 12,642 students out of 23,333 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 5,168 male and 7,474 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Kentucky colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total23,33312,64254.18%
Male10,5965,16848.77%
Female12,7377,47458.68%
[Chart] Kentucky Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 8,377 students completed their degree in 4 years and 3,419 finished in 5 years at Kentucky colleges. Additional 776 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Kentucky Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less35.90% 29.35% 41.35%
5 Year50.56% 44.88% 55.27%
6 Year53.88% 48.55% 58.32%
[Chart] Kentucky 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 Kentucky colleges is 70.00% for full-time students and 50.78% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2020-2021)
Kentucky Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 70.00%50.78%
[Chart] Kentucky Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Kentucky colleges is 10.25%. 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
Kentucky Colleges and Universities
Transfer-outTotal StudentsTransfer-Out Rate
Total 2,39223,333 10.25%
Male 1,11910,596 10.56%
Female 1,27312,737 9.99%
[Chart] Kentucky Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates