Graduate Rate 65.97%
Male 63.33%
Female 68.19%
Transfer-Out Rate 1.84%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
73% / 64%

Wisconsin Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of Wisconsin colleges iss 65.97% - 22,026 students out of 33,388 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 9,670 male and 12,356 female students have graduated last year completing their studies in the period.
Graduation Rate By Gender
Wisconsin colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
[Chart] Wisconsin Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 14,041 students completed their degree in 4 years and 6,784 finished in 5 years at Wisconsin colleges. Additional 1,180 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Wisconsin Colleges
4 Year or Less42.05% 36.31% 46.90%
5 Year62.37% 58.98% 65.24%
6 Year65.91% 63.27% 68.13%
[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 73.28% for full-time students and 64.46% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2020-2021)
Wisconsin Colleges and Universities
Retention Rate 73.28%64.46%
[Chart] Wisconsin Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at Wisconsin colleges is 1.84%. 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 61633,388 1.84%
Male 30115,269 1.97%
Female 31518,119 1.74%
[Chart] Wisconsin Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates