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Graduate Rate 68.99%
Male 66.09%
Female 71.28%
Transfer-Out Rate 2.56%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
76% / 60%

Washington Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Washington colleges iss 68.99% - 17,230 students out of 24,976 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 7,296 male and 9,934 female students have graduated last year completing their studies in the period.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Washington colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total24,97617,23068.99%
Male11,0407,29666.09%
Female13,9369,93471.28%
[Chart] Washington Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 12,094 students completed their degree in 4 years and 3,887 finished in 5 years at Washington colleges. Additional 795 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Washington Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less48.42% 42.55% 53.08%
5 Year63.99% 60.67% 66.61%
6 Year67.17% 64.57% 69.22%
[Chart] Washington 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 Washington colleges is 75.69% for full-time students and 59.93% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2020-2021)
Washington Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 75.69%59.93%
[Chart] Washington Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Washington colleges is 2.56%. 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
Washington Colleges and Universities
Transfer-outTotal StudentsTransfer-Out Rate
Total 64024,976 2.56%
Male 28411,040 2.57%
Female 35613,936 2.55%
[Chart] Washington Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates