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Graduate Rate 66.36%
Male 63.04%
Female 69.13%
Transfer-Out Rate 1.71%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
78% / 62%

Wisconsin Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Wisconsin colleges is 66.36% - 22,365 students out of 33,705 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 9,695 male and 12,670 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Wisconsin colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total33,70522,36566.36%
Male15,3789,69563.04%
Female18,32712,67069.13%
[Chart] Wisconsin Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 15,370 students completed their degree in 4 years and 5,946 finished in 5 years at Wisconsin colleges. Additional 1,040 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Wisconsin Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less45.60% 40.01% 50.29%
5 Year63.24% 59.44% 66.43%
6 Year66.33% 63.03% 69.10%
[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 77.81% for full-time students and 62.11% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2021-2022)
Wisconsin Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 77.81%62.11%
[Chart] Wisconsin Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Wisconsin colleges is 1.71%. 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 57633,705 1.71%
Male 27815,378 1.81%
Female 29818,327 1.63%
[Chart] Wisconsin Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates