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Graduate Rate 61.11%
Male 57.27%
Female 64.54%
Transfer-Out Rate 12.78%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
71% / 49%

Ohio Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Ohio colleges is 61.11% - 40,698 students out of 66,599 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 17,987 male and 22,711 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Ohio colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total66,59940,69861.11%
Male31,41017,98757.27%
Female35,18922,71164.54%
[Chart] Ohio Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 29,219 students completed their degree in 4 years and 9,023 finished in 5 years at Ohio colleges. Additional 1,767 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Ohio Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less43.87% 36.59% 50.37%
5 Year57.42% 53.08% 61.30%
6 Year60.07% 56.40% 63.36%
[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 12.78%. 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 8,51266,599 12.78%
Male 4,24431,410 13.51%
Female 4,26835,189 12.13%
[Chart] Ohio Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates