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