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Graduate Rate 70.86%
Male 69.34%
Female 72.20%
Transfer-Out Rate 16.04%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
78% / 60%

Maryland Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Maryland colleges is 70.86% - 15,139 students out of 21,366 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 6,954 male and 8,185 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Maryland colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total21,36615,13970.86%
Male10,0296,95469.34%
Female11,3378,18572.20%
[Chart] Maryland Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 11,668 students completed their degree in 4 years and 2,842 finished in 5 years at Maryland colleges. Additional 600 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Maryland Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less54.61% 51.15% 57.67%
5 Year67.91% 66.00% 69.60%
6 Year70.72% 69.32% 71.96%
[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 77.60% for full-time students and 59.08% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2020-2021)
Maryland Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 77.60%59.08%
[Chart] Maryland Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Maryland colleges is 16.04%. 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
Maryland Colleges and Universities
Transfer-outTotal StudentsTransfer-Out Rate
Total 3,42721,366 16.04%
Male 1,47710,029 14.73%
Female 1,95011,337 17.20%
[Chart] Maryland Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates