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Graduate Rate 54.20%
Male 49.32%
Female 57.79%
Transfer-Out Rate 11.55%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
71% / 53%

Louisiana Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Louisiana colleges is 54.20% - 12,787 students out of 23,592 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 4,932 male and 7,855 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Louisiana colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total23,59212,78754.20%
Male9,9994,93249.32%
Female13,5937,85557.79%
[Chart] Louisiana Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 7,723 students completed their degree in 4 years and 3,881 finished in 5 years at Louisiana colleges. Additional 862 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Louisiana Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less32.74% 26.55% 37.28%
5 Year49.19% 44.32% 52.76%
6 Year52.84% 48.75% 55.84%
[Chart] Louisiana 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 Louisiana colleges is 71.04% for full-time students and 53.14% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2020-2021)
Louisiana Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 71.04%53.14%
[Chart] Louisiana Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Louisiana colleges is 11.55%. 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
Louisiana Colleges and Universities
Transfer-outTotal StudentsTransfer-Out Rate
Total 2,72523,592 11.55%
Male 1,2329,999 12.32%
Female 1,49313,593 10.98%
[Chart] Louisiana Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates