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Graduate Rate 60.82%
Male 59.40%
Female 61.97%
Transfer-Out Rate 19.04%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
75% / 52%

Maine Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Maine colleges is 60.82% - 4,450 students out of 7,317 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 1,949 male and 2,501 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Maine colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total7,3174,45060.82%
Male3,2811,94959.40%
Female4,0362,50161.97%
[Chart] Maine Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 3,603 students completed their degree in 4 years and 680 finished in 5 years at Maine colleges. Additional 150 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Maine Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less49.24% 47.91% 50.32%
5 Year58.53% 57.36% 59.49%
6 Year60.58% 59.19% 61.72%
[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 19.04%. 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 1,3937,317 19.04%
Male 5873,281 17.89%
Female 8064,036 19.97%
[Chart] Maine Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates