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Graduate Rate 61.48%
Male 59.48%
Female 63.20%
Transfer-Out Rate 19.32%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
75% / 52%

Maine Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Maine colleges is 61.48% - 4,585 students out of 7,458 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 2,052 male and 2,533 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Maine colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total7,4584,58561.48%
Male3,4502,05259.48%
Female4,0082,53363.20%
[Chart] Maine Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 3,616 students completed their degree in 4 years and 794 finished in 5 years at Maine colleges. Additional 166 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Maine Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less48.48% 45.39% 51.15%
5 Year59.13% 56.81% 61.13%
6 Year61.36% 59.33% 63.10%
[Chart] Maine 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 Maine colleges is 75.00% for full-time students and 51.67% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2020-2021)
Maine Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 75.00%51.67%
[Chart] Maine Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Maine colleges is 19.32%. 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
Maine Colleges and Universities
Transfer-outTotal StudentsTransfer-Out Rate
Total 1,4417,458 19.32%
Male 6713,450 19.45%
Female 7704,008 19.21%
[Chart] Maine Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates