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Graduate Rate 58.83%
Male 55.15%
Female 62.69%
Transfer-Out Rate 23.94%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
70% / 62%

North Dakota Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of North Dakota colleges is 58.83% - 3,416 students out of 5,807 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 1,643 male and 1,773 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
North Dakota colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total5,8073,41658.83%
Male2,9791,64355.15%
Female2,8281,77362.69%
[Chart] North Dakota Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 2,092 students completed their degree in 4 years and 1,070 finished in 5 years at North Dakota colleges. Additional 249 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
North Dakota Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less36.03% 29.81% 42.57%
5 Year54.45% 50.42% 58.70%
6 Year58.74% 55.05% 62.62%
[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 69.60% for full-time students and 62.14% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2021-2022)
North Dakota Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 69.60%62.14%
[Chart] North Dakota Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at North Dakota colleges is 23.94%. 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 1,3905,807 23.94%
Male 7152,979 24.00%
Female 6752,828 23.87%
[Chart] North Dakota Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates