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Graduate Rate 55.08%
Male 49.45%
Female 59.68%
Transfer-Out Rate 9.14%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
74% / 54%

Kentucky Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Kentucky colleges is 55.08% - 12,939 students out of 23,490 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 5,217 male and 7,722 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Kentucky colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total23,49012,93955.08%
Male10,5515,21749.45%
Female12,9397,72259.68%
[Chart] Kentucky Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 8,863 students completed their degree in 4 years and 3,302 finished in 5 years at Kentucky colleges. Additional 722 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Kentucky Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less37.73% 30.75% 43.43%
5 Year51.79% 45.73% 56.73%
6 Year54.86% 49.29% 59.40%
[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 73.84% for full-time students and 53.75% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2021-2022)
Kentucky Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 73.84%53.75%
[Chart] Kentucky Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Kentucky colleges is 9.14%. 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 2,14723,490 9.14%
Male 99510,551 9.43%
Female 1,15212,939 8.90%
[Chart] Kentucky Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates