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Graduate Rate 62.23%
Male 58.62%
Female 65.06%
Transfer-Out Rate 20.07%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
67% / 45%

South Carolina Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of South Carolina colleges iss 62.23% - 15,457 students out of 24,839 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 6,400 male and 9,057 female students have graduated last year completing their studies in the period.
Graduation Rate By Gender
South Carolina colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total24,83915,45762.23%
Male10,9176,40058.62%
Female13,9229,05765.06%
[Chart] South Carolina Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 11,747 students completed their degree in 4 years and 2,931 finished in 5 years at South Carolina colleges. Additional 582 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
South Carolina Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less47.29% 40.82% 52.37%
5 Year59.09% 54.81% 62.45%
6 Year61.44% 57.76% 64.32%
[Chart] South Carolina 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 South Carolina colleges is 67.32% for full-time students and 44.76% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2020-2021)
South Carolina Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 67.32%44.76%
[Chart] South Carolina Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at South Carolina colleges is 20.07%. 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
South Carolina Colleges and Universities
Transfer-outTotal StudentsTransfer-Out Rate
Total 4,98524,839 20.07%
Male 2,15510,917 19.74%
Female 2,83013,922 20.33%
[Chart] South Carolina Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates