Graduate Rate 57.56%
Male 52.90%
Female 61.45%
Transfer-Out Rate 16.57%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
70% / 56%

Texas Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Texas colleges is 57.56% - 52,777 students out of 91,686 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 22,053 male and 30,724 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Texas colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
[Chart] Texas Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 34,440 students completed their degree in 4 years and 14,467 finished in 5 years at Texas colleges. Additional 3,824 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Texas Colleges
4 Year or Less37.56% 30.88% 43.13%
5 Year53.34% 47.92% 57.86%
6 Year57.51% 52.85% 61.40%
[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 69.60% for full-time students and 55.44% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2020-2021)
Texas Colleges and Universities
Retention Rate 69.60%55.44%
[Chart] Texas Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Texas colleges is 16.57%. 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 15,19491,686 16.57%
Male 7,27041,685 17.44%
Female 7,92450,001 15.85%
[Chart] Texas Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates