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Graduate Rate 70.20%
Male 66.83%
Female 73.24%
Transfer-Out Rate 15.71%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
77% / 41%

New Jersey Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of New Jersey colleges iss 70.20% - 20,439 students out of 29,114 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 9,229 male and 11,210 female students have graduated last year completing their studies in the period.
Graduation Rate By Gender
New Jersey colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total29,11420,43970.20%
Male13,8099,22966.83%
Female15,30511,21073.24%
[Chart] New Jersey Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 15,007 students completed their degree in 4 years and 4,435 finished in 5 years at New Jersey colleges. Additional 944 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
New Jersey Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less51.55% 45.20% 57.27%
5 Year66.78% 62.50% 70.64%
6 Year70.02% 66.55% 73.15%
[Chart] New Jersey 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 New Jersey colleges is 76.20% for full-time students and 41.12% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2019-2020)
New Jersey Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 76.20%41.12%
[Chart] New Jersey Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at New Jersey colleges is 15.71%. 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
New Jersey Colleges and Universities
Transfer-outTotal StudentsTransfer-Out Rate
Total 4,57329,114 15.71%
Male 2,37913,809 17.23%
Female 2,19415,305 14.34%
[Chart] New Jersey Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates