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Graduate Rate 69.68%
Male 65.95%
Female 73.00%
Transfer-Out Rate 15.72%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
78% / 60%

New York Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of New York colleges is 69.68% - 72,127 students out of 103,505 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 32,116 male and 40,011 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
New York colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total103,50572,12769.68%
Male48,69632,11665.95%
Female54,80940,01173.00%
[Chart] New York Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 56,500 students completed their degree in 4 years and 12,378 finished in 5 years at New York colleges. Additional 2,822 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
New York Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less54.59% 48.30% 60.18%
5 Year66.55% 62.19% 70.41%
6 Year69.27% 65.52% 72.61%
[Chart] New York 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 York colleges is 78.05% for full-time students and 60.12% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2020-2021)
New York Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 78.05%60.12%
[Chart] New York Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at New York colleges is 15.72%. 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 York Colleges and Universities
Transfer-outTotal StudentsTransfer-Out Rate
Total 16,275103,505 15.72%
Male 8,09648,696 16.63%
Female 8,17954,809 14.92%
[Chart] New York Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates