Graduate Rate 70.07%
Male 66.61%
Female 72.89%
Transfer-Out Rate 13.24%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
77% / 63%

Virginia Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Virginia colleges is 70.07% - 30,852 students out of 44,033 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 13,209 male and 17,643 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Virginia colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
[Chart] Virginia Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 23,939 students completed their degree in 4 years and 5,662 finished in 5 years at Virginia colleges. Additional 1,210 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Virginia Colleges
4 Year or Less54.37% 47.89% 59.67%
5 Year67.22% 62.95% 70.72%
6 Year69.97% 66.51% 72.81%
[Chart] Virginia 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 Virginia colleges is 76.89% for full-time students and 62.54% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2021-2022)
Virginia Colleges and Universities
Retention Rate 76.89%62.54%
[Chart] Virginia Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Virginia colleges is 13.24%. 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
Virginia Colleges and Universities
Transfer-outTotal StudentsTransfer-Out Rate
Total 5,82844,033 13.24%
Male 2,65519,829 13.39%
Female 3,17324,204 13.11%
[Chart] Virginia Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates