Harvard University

Graduation, Retention, Transfer-Out Rates

At Harvard University, the graduation rate is 98 %, the retention rate is 98 % as of August 31, 2015. Next tables and charts describes graduation/retention rate by race, attending type, and more.
1,622 students out of 1,662 candidates were completed their courses within 150% normal time at Harvard University. By gender, 798 male and 824 female students graduated the school last year completing their jobs in the period.
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total1,6621,62297.59%
Men82579896.73%
Women83782498.45%

1,425 students completed their course in 4 years and 169 finished in 5 years. And additional 1,453 students graduated within 6 years.

Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity

Graduation rates of American Indian or Alaska Native students is 80.00%, Asian students is 98.97%, Black (Non-Hispanic) students is 96.09%, Hispanic students is 98.15%, White students is 97.98%, Two or More Race students is 95.65%, and Unknown students is 99.01% at Harvard University.

Non-Resident Alien Graduation Rate

Non-resident alien student is not a US citizen and studies with student visa, such as F visa, in US. At Harvard University, 156 of 165 non-resident alien students completed their courses and the graduation rate was 94.55%.

Retention Rate

By definition, retention rate is the percentage of students who return to a college for their sophomore year. At Harvard University, the retention rate is 98% (2014-2015 Academic Year).
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***All data and resources for Harvard University include IPEDS, The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, U.S. Department of Education, and the school themselves