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Graduate Rate 68.87%
Male 65.40%
Female 71.71%
Transfer-Out Rate 2.19%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
77% / 59%

Washington Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Washington colleges is 68.87% - 16,447 students out of 23,880 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 7,031 male and 9,416 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Washington colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total23,88016,44768.87%
Male10,7507,03165.40%
Female13,1309,41671.71%
[Chart] Washington Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 12,051 students completed their degree in 4 years and 3,612 finished in 5 years at Washington colleges. Additional 737 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Washington Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less50.46% 44.16% 55.63%
5 Year65.59% 61.35% 69.06%
6 Year68.68% 65.25% 71.49%
[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 76.70% for full-time students and 58.80% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2021-2022)
Washington Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 76.70%58.80%
[Chart] Washington Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Washington colleges is 2.19%. 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 52223,880 2.19%
Male 23010,750 2.14%
Female 29213,130 2.22%
[Chart] Washington Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates