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Graduate Rate 70.26%
Male 66.98%
Female 73.19%
Transfer-Out Rate 14.37%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
75% / 60%

New Jersey Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of New Jersey colleges is 70.26% - 21,367 students out of 30,411 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 9,613 male and 11,754 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
New Jersey colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total30,41121,36770.26%
Male14,3529,61366.98%
Female16,05911,75473.19%
[Chart] New Jersey Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 16,040 students completed their degree in 4 years and 4,298 finished in 5 years at New Jersey colleges. Additional 950 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
New Jersey Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less52.74% 47.59% 57.35%
5 Year66.88% 62.88% 70.45%
6 Year70.00% 66.47% 73.16%
[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 74.74% for full-time students and 59.90% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2021-2022)
New Jersey Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 74.74%59.90%
[Chart] New Jersey Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at New Jersey colleges is 14.37%. 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 4,37130,411 14.37%
Male 2,25114,352 15.68%
Female 2,12016,059 13.20%
[Chart] New Jersey Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates