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Graduate Rate 73.87%
Male 72.14%
Female 75.12%
Transfer-Out Rate 5.03%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
85% / 26%

Rhode Island Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Rhode Island colleges is 73.87% - 8,371 students out of 11,332 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 3,428 male and 4,943 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Rhode Island colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total11,3328,37173.87%
Male4,7523,42872.14%
Female6,5804,94375.12%
[Chart] Rhode Island Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 6,932 students completed their degree in 4 years and 1,086 finished in 5 years at Rhode Island colleges. Additional 271 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Rhode Island Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less61.17% 58.19% 63.33%
5 Year70.76% 68.83% 72.14%
6 Year73.15% 71.42% 74.39%
[Chart] Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island colleges is 85.11% for full-time students and 26.00% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2020-2021)
Rhode Island Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 85.11%26.00%
[Chart] Rhode Island Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Rhode Island colleges is 5.03%. 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
Rhode Island Colleges and Universities
Transfer-outTotal StudentsTransfer-Out Rate
Total 57011,332 5.03%
Male 2844,752 5.98%
Female 2866,580 4.35%
[Chart] Rhode Island Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates