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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 is 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 within 150% normal time.
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