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Graduate Rate 58.97%
Male 53.42%
Female 64.32%
Transfer-Out Rate 18.80%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
73% / 46%

Nebraska Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Nebraska colleges is 58.97% - 6,439 students out of 10,919 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 2,864 male and 3,575 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Nebraska colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total10,9196,43958.97%
Male5,3612,86453.42%
Female5,5583,57564.32%
[Chart] Nebraska Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 4,239 students completed their degree in 4 years and 1,782 finished in 5 years at Nebraska colleges. Additional 351 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Nebraska Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less38.82% 31.84% 45.56%
5 Year55.14% 49.38% 60.71%
6 Year58.36% 53.12% 63.40%
[Chart] Nebraska 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 Nebraska colleges is 73.33% for full-time students and 45.60% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2020-2021)
Nebraska Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 73.33%45.60%
[Chart] Nebraska Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Nebraska colleges is 18.80%. 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
Nebraska Colleges and Universities
Transfer-outTotal StudentsTransfer-Out Rate
Total 2,05310,919 18.80%
Male 1,0115,361 18.86%
Female 1,0425,558 18.75%
[Chart] Nebraska Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates