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Graduate Rate 73.48%
Male 71.14%
Female 75.24%
Transfer-Out Rate 5.49%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
84% / 44%

Rhode Island Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Rhode Island colleges is 73.48% - 8,480 students out of 11,540 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 3,515 male and 4,965 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Rhode Island colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total11,5408,48073.48%
Male4,9413,51571.14%
Female6,5994,96575.24%
[Chart] Rhode Island Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 7,044 students completed their degree in 4 years and 1,076 finished in 5 years at Rhode Island colleges. Additional 275 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Rhode Island Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less61.04% 57.70% 63.54%
5 Year70.36% 67.72% 72.34%
6 Year72.75% 70.43% 74.48%
[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 83.67% for full-time students and 44.00% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2021-2022)
Rhode Island Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 83.67%44.00%
[Chart] Rhode Island Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Rhode Island colleges is 5.49%. 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 63411,540 5.49%
Male 3234,941 6.54%
Female 3116,599 4.71%
[Chart] Rhode Island Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates