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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 is 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 within 150% normal time.
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 (2020-2021)
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