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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 iss 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 in the period.
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