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Graduate Rate 68.66%
Male 65.25%
Female 71.43%
Transfer-Out Rate 13.57%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
75% / 58%

Virginia Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Virginia colleges iss 68.66% - 30,100 students out of 43,842 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 12,858 male and 17,242 female students have graduated last year completing their studies in the period.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Virginia colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total43,84230,10068.66%
Male19,70512,85865.25%
Female24,13717,24271.43%
[Chart] Virginia Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 23,539 students completed their degree in 4 years and 5,416 finished in 5 years at Virginia colleges. Additional 1,118 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Virginia Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less53.69% 48.03% 58.31%
5 Year66.04% 62.02% 69.33%
6 Year68.59% 65.19% 71.38%
[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 74.79% for full-time students and 57.95% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2020-2021)
Virginia Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 74.79%57.95%
[Chart] Virginia Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Virginia colleges is 13.57%. 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
Virginia Colleges and Universities
Transfer-outTotal StudentsTransfer-Out Rate
Total 5,94943,842 13.57%
Male 2,68819,705 13.64%
Female 3,26124,137 13.51%
[Chart] Virginia Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates