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Graduate Rate 49.79%
Male 46.86%
Female 52.76%
Transfer-Out Rate 21.20%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
67% / 38%

West Virginia Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of West Virginia colleges is 49.79% - 6,373 students out of 12,799 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 3,013 male and 3,360 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
West Virginia colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total12,7996,37349.79%
Male6,4303,01346.86%
Female6,3693,36052.76%
[Chart] West Virginia Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 4,085 students completed their degree in 4 years and 1,778 finished in 5 years at West Virginia colleges. Additional 401 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
West Virginia Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less31.92% 27.74% 36.13%
5 Year45.81% 42.57% 49.08%
6 Year48.94% 46.14% 51.77%
[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 66.60% for full-time students and 38.44% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2020-2021)
West Virginia Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 66.60%38.44%
[Chart] West Virginia Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at West Virginia colleges is 21.20%. 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 2,71412,799 21.20%
Male 1,3456,430 20.92%
Female 1,3696,369 21.49%
[Chart] West Virginia Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates