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Graduate Rate 59.00%
Male 54.36%
Female 62.88%
Transfer-Out Rate 16.77%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
70% / 58%

Texas Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Texas colleges is 59.00% - 56,527 students out of 95,801 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 23,681 male and 32,846 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Texas colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total95,80156,52759.00%
Male43,56623,68154.36%
Female52,23532,84662.88%
[Chart] Texas Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 37,604 students completed their degree in 4 years and 15,032 finished in 5 years at Texas colleges. Additional 3,841 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Texas Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less39.25% 32.65% 44.76%
5 Year54.94% 49.88% 59.17%
6 Year58.95% 54.33% 62.81%
[Chart] Texas 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 Texas colleges is 68.84% for full-time students and 58.23% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2021-2022)
Texas Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 68.84%58.23%
[Chart] Texas Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Texas colleges is 16.77%. 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
Texas Colleges and Universities
Transfer-outTotal StudentsTransfer-Out Rate
Total 16,06995,801 16.77%
Male 7,60743,566 17.46%
Female 8,46252,235 16.20%
[Chart] Texas Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates