Graduate Rate 57.82%
Male 53.36%
Female 61.42%
Transfer-Out Rate 14.70%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
73% / 52%

Tennessee Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Tennessee colleges is 57.82% - 17,749 students out of 30,698 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 7,318 male and 10,431 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Tennessee colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
[Chart] Tennessee Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 12,720 students completed their degree in 4 years and 4,021 finished in 5 years at Tennessee colleges. Additional 955 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Tennessee Colleges
4 Year or Less41.44% 35.39% 46.32%
5 Year54.53% 49.67% 58.46%
6 Year57.65% 53.21% 61.23%
[Chart] Tennessee 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 Tennessee colleges is 73.27% for full-time students and 53.62% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2021-2022)
Tennessee Colleges and Universities
Retention Rate 73.27%53.62%
[Chart] Tennessee Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Tennessee colleges is 14.70%. 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
Tennessee Colleges and Universities
Transfer-outTotal StudentsTransfer-Out Rate
Total 4,51230,698 14.70%
Male 2,08113,715 15.17%
Female 2,43116,983 14.31%
[Chart] Tennessee Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates