Graduate Rate 76.07%
Male 73.42%
Female 78.24%
Transfer-Out Rate 8.06%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
81% / 58%

Massachusetts Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Massachusetts colleges iss 76.07% - 39,010 students out of 51,285 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 16,999 male and 22,011 female students have graduated last year completing their studies in the period.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Massachusetts colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
[Chart] Massachusetts Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 31,510 students completed their degree in 4 years and 6,605 finished in 5 years at Massachusetts colleges. Additional 854 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Massachusetts Colleges
4 Year or Less61.44% 57.20% 64.94%
5 Year74.32% 71.34% 76.78%
6 Year75.99% 73.36% 78.15%
[Chart] Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts colleges is 81.28% for full-time students and 57.88% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2020-2021)
Massachusetts Colleges and Universities
Retention Rate 81.28%57.88%
[Chart] Massachusetts Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Massachusetts colleges is 8.06%. 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
Massachusetts Colleges and Universities
Transfer-outTotal StudentsTransfer-Out Rate
Total 4,13451,285 8.06%
Male 1,88523,154 8.14%
Female 2,24928,131 7.99%
[Chart] Massachusetts Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates