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 iss 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 in the period.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Kentucky colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
[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
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
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