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Graduate Rate 55.14%
Male 51.14%
Female 58.12%
Transfer-Out Rate 11.89%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
72% / 40%

Louisiana Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Louisiana colleges is 55.14% - 13,081 students out of 23,725 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 5,181 male and 7,900 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Louisiana colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total23,72513,08155.14%
Male10,1325,18151.14%
Female13,5937,90058.12%
[Chart] Louisiana Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 7,783 students completed their degree in 4 years and 3,953 finished in 5 years at Louisiana colleges. Additional 1,046 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Louisiana Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less32.81% 27.44% 36.81%
5 Year49.47% 45.67% 52.30%
6 Year53.88% 50.72% 56.23%
[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 72.20% for full-time students and 40.39% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2021-2022)
Louisiana Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 72.20%40.39%
[Chart] Louisiana Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Louisiana colleges is 11.89%. 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 2,82223,725 11.89%
Male 1,22110,132 12.05%
Female 1,60113,593 11.78%
[Chart] Louisiana Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates