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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 iss 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 in the period.
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 (2019-2020)
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