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Graduate Rate 50.74%
Male 46.55%
Female 55.06%
Transfer-Out Rate 20.56%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
69% / 36%

West Virginia Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of West Virginia colleges is 50.74% - 6,246 students out of 12,311 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 2,912 male and 3,334 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
West Virginia colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total12,3116,24650.74%
Male6,2562,91246.55%
Female6,0553,33455.06%
[Chart] West Virginia Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 4,092 students completed their degree in 4 years and 1,603 finished in 5 years at West Virginia colleges. Additional 461 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
West Virginia Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less33.24% 28.12% 38.53%
5 Year46.26% 41.88% 50.78%
6 Year50.00% 45.83% 54.32%
[Chart] West 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 West Virginia colleges is 69.25% for full-time students and 36.00% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2021-2022)
West Virginia Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 69.25%36.00%
[Chart] West Virginia Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at West Virginia colleges is 20.56%. 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
West Virginia Colleges and Universities
Transfer-outTotal StudentsTransfer-Out Rate
Total 2,53112,311 20.56%
Male 1,2986,256 20.75%
Female 1,2336,055 20.36%
[Chart] West Virginia Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates