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Graduate Rate 66.02%
Male 63.39%
Female 68.25%
Transfer-Out Rate 1.73%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
74% / 64%

Wisconsin Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Wisconsin colleges is 66.02% - 22,004 students out of 33,327 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 9,680 male and 12,324 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Wisconsin colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total33,32722,00466.02%
Male15,2709,68063.39%
Female18,05712,32468.25%
[Chart] Wisconsin Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 14,672 students completed their degree in 4 years and 6,238 finished in 5 years at Wisconsin colleges. Additional 1,078 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Wisconsin Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less44.02% 38.45% 48.74%
5 Year62.74% 59.51% 65.48%
6 Year65.98% 63.36% 68.19%
[Chart] Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin colleges is 74.00% for full-time students and 64.46% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2021-2022)
Wisconsin Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 74.00%64.46%
[Chart] Wisconsin Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Wisconsin colleges is 1.73%. 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
Wisconsin Colleges and Universities
Transfer-outTotal StudentsTransfer-Out Rate
Total 57733,327 1.73%
Male 29015,270 1.90%
Female 28718,057 1.59%
[Chart] Wisconsin Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates