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Graduate Rate 47.73%
Male 43.30%
Female 51.59%
Transfer-Out Rate 3.19%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
64% / 45%

New Mexico Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of New Mexico colleges is 47.73% - 3,430 students out of 7,187 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 1,450 male and 1,980 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
New Mexico colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total7,1873,43047.73%
Male3,3491,45043.30%
Female3,8381,98051.59%
[Chart] New Mexico Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 1,814 students completed their degree in 4 years and 1,209 finished in 5 years at New Mexico colleges. Additional 359 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
New Mexico Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less25.24% 20.96% 28.97%
5 Year42.06% 37.29% 46.22%
6 Year47.06% 42.70% 50.86%
[Chart] New Mexico 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 Mexico colleges is 64.31% for full-time students and 45.00% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2020-2021)
New Mexico Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 64.31%45.00%
[Chart] New Mexico Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at New Mexico colleges is 3.19%. 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 Mexico Colleges and Universities
Transfer-outTotal StudentsTransfer-Out Rate
Total 2297,187 3.19%
Male 1143,349 3.40%
Female 1153,838 3.00%
[Chart] New Mexico Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates