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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 iss 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 in the period.
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