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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 is 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 within 150% normal time.
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