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Graduate Rate 65.15%
Male 61.09%
Female 68.30%
Transfer-Out Rate 17.57%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
71% / 58%

North Carolina Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of North Carolina colleges iss 65.15% - 30,691 students out of 47,106 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 12,550 male and 18,141 female students have graduated last year completing their studies in the period.
Graduation Rate By Gender
North Carolina colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total47,10630,69165.15%
Male20,54412,55061.09%
Female26,56218,14168.30%
[Chart] North Carolina Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 22,922 students completed their degree in 4 years and 6,429 finished in 5 years at North Carolina colleges. Additional 1,238 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
North Carolina Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less48.66% 41.96% 53.84%
5 Year62.31% 57.81% 65.79%
6 Year64.94% 60.90% 68.06%
[Chart] North Carolina 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 North Carolina colleges is 70.89% for full-time students and 56.79% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2019-2020)
North Carolina Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 70.89%56.79%
[Chart] North Carolina Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at North Carolina colleges is 17.57%. 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
North Carolina Colleges and Universities
Transfer-outTotal StudentsTransfer-Out Rate
Total 8,27647,106 17.57%
Male 3,62420,544 17.64%
Female 4,65226,562 17.51%
[Chart] North Carolina Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates