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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 iss 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 in the period.
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