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Graduate Rate 57.64%
Male 54.22%
Female 61.46%
Transfer-Out Rate 25.09%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
72% / 52%

North Dakota Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of North Dakota colleges is 57.64% - 3,409 students out of 5,914 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 1,690 male and 1,719 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
North Dakota colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total5,9143,40957.64%
Male3,1171,69054.22%
Female2,7971,71961.46%
[Chart] North Dakota Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 1,973 students completed their degree in 4 years and 1,199 finished in 5 years at North Dakota colleges. Additional 231 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
North Dakota Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less33.36% 27.65% 39.72%
5 Year53.64% 49.92% 57.78%
6 Year57.54% 54.15% 61.32%
[Chart] North Dakota 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 Dakota colleges is 72.00% for full-time students and 52.29% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2020-2021)
North Dakota Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 72.00%52.29%
[Chart] North Dakota Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at North Dakota colleges is 25.09%. 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 Dakota Colleges and Universities
Transfer-outTotal StudentsTransfer-Out Rate
Total 1,4845,914 25.09%
Male 8063,117 25.86%
Female 6782,797 24.24%
[Chart] North Dakota Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates