Graduate Rate 68.72%
Male 65.74%
Female 71.29%
Transfer-Out Rate 16.40%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
76% / 63%

Maryland Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Maryland colleges is 68.72% - 13,717 students out of 19,960 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 6,067 male and 7,650 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.The following table summarizes the graduation rate by gender with number of completers.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Maryland colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
[Chart] Maryland Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 10,511 students completed their degree in 4 years and 2,601 finished in 5 years at Maryland colleges. Additional 585 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Maryland Colleges
4 Year or Less52.66% 47.98% 56.69%
5 Year65.69% 62.16% 68.73%
6 Year68.62% 65.66% 71.17%
[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 75.50% for full-time students and 62.75% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2022-2023)
Maryland Colleges and Universities
Retention Rate 75.50%62.75%
[Chart] Maryland Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Maryland colleges is 16.40%. 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 3,27419,960 16.40%
Male 1,4519,229 15.72%
Female 1,82310,731 16.99%
[Chart] Maryland Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates