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Graduate Rate 62.69%
Male 59.21%
Female 65.83%
Transfer-Out Rate 13.90%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
71% / 49%

Ohio Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Ohio colleges is 62.69% - 41,522 students out of 66,233 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 18,581 male and 22,941 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Ohio colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total66,23341,52262.69%
Male31,38418,58159.21%
Female34,84922,94165.83%
[Chart] Ohio Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 29,565 students completed their degree in 4 years and 8,835 finished in 5 years at Ohio colleges. Additional 2,255 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Ohio Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less44.64% 37.69% 50.90%
5 Year57.98% 53.58% 61.93%
6 Year61.38% 57.95% 64.47%
[Chart] Ohio 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 Ohio colleges is 70.78% for full-time students and 49.08% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2020-2021)
Ohio Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 70.78%49.08%
[Chart] Ohio Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Ohio colleges is 13.90%. 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
Ohio Colleges and Universities
Transfer-outTotal StudentsTransfer-Out Rate
Total 9,20866,233 13.90%
Male 4,60231,384 14.66%
Female 4,60634,849 13.22%
[Chart] Ohio Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates