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Graduate Rate 71.04%
Male 69.22%
Female 72.66%
Transfer-Out Rate 15.58%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
79% / 59%

Maryland Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Maryland colleges is 71.04% - 14,976 students out of 21,080 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 6,856 male and 8,120 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Maryland colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total21,08014,97671.04%
Male9,9046,85669.22%
Female11,1768,12072.66%
[Chart] Maryland Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 11,524 students completed their degree in 4 years and 2,867 finished in 5 years at Maryland colleges. Additional 563 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Maryland Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less54.67% 51.30% 57.65%
5 Year68.27% 66.01% 70.27%
6 Year70.94% 69.19% 72.49%
[Chart] Maryland 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 Maryland colleges is 79.00% for full-time students and 62.00% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2020-2021)
Maryland Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 79.00%62.00%
[Chart] Maryland Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Maryland colleges is 15.58%. 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
Maryland Colleges and Universities
Transfer-outTotal StudentsTransfer-Out Rate
Total 3,28421,080 15.58%
Male 1,4379,904 14.51%
Female 1,84711,176 16.53%
[Chart] Maryland Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates