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Graduate Rate 56.39%
Male 51.81%
Female 60.21%
Transfer-Out Rate 15.55%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
74% / 60%

Tennessee Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Tennessee colleges iss 56.39% - 17,577 students out of 31,173 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 7,356 male and 10,221 female students have graduated last year completing their studies in the period.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Tennessee colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total31,17317,57756.39%
Male14,1987,35651.81%
Female16,97510,22160.21%
[Chart] Tennessee Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 12,173 students completed their degree in 4 years and 4,330 finished in 5 years at Tennessee colleges. Additional 981 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Tennessee Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less39.05% 33.22% 43.92%
5 Year52.94% 47.91% 57.15%
6 Year56.09% 51.49% 59.93%
[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 73.38% for full-time students and 59.22% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2020-2021)
Tennessee Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 73.38%59.22%
[Chart] Tennessee Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Tennessee colleges is 15.55%. 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 4,84731,173 15.55%
Male 2,27714,198 16.04%
Female 2,57016,975 15.14%
[Chart] Tennessee Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates