Graduation Rates in Reasonable Completion Time

For the academic year 2020-2021, 811 students out of 1,603 candidates have completed their courses within 150% normal time (i.e. in 6 years for 4-years BS degree) at Western Illinois University. By gender, 417 male and 394 female students graduated the school last year completing their jobs in the period. Its graduation rate is around the average rate when comparing similar colleges (51.98% in average - Public Master's College and University (larger programs)).
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total1,60381150.59%
Men78241753.32%
Women82139447.99%

Graduation Rate By Race/Ethnicity

The graduation rate of American Indian or Alaska Native students is 40.00%, rate of Asian students is 47.37%, rate of Black (Non-Hispanic) students is 32.78%, rate of Hispanic students is 44.57%, rate of White students is 62.98%, rate of Two or More Race students is 39.22%, and rate of Unknown students is 27.42% at Western Illinois University.
TotalMaleFemale
American Indian or Alaska Native40.00%(2/5) 100.00%(2/2) -
Asian47.37%(9/19) 40.00%(4/10) 55.56%(5/9)
Black (Non-Hispanic)32.78%(138/421) 28.82%(49/170) 35.46%(89/251)
Hispanic44.57%(82/184) 51.14%(45/88) 38.54%(37/96)
White62.98%(536/851) 64.99%(297/457) 60.66%(239/394)
Two or More Race39.22%(20/51) 40.00%(6/15) 38.89%(14/36)
Unknown27.42%(17/62) 28.57%(10/35) 25.93%(7/27)
Graduation Rate By Race/Ethnicity

Graduation Rate By Completion Time Period

For BS degrees, 536 students completed their courses in 4 years (or 100% normal time) and 231 finished in 5 years (or 125% normal time). An additional 580 students graduated within 6 years (or 150% normal time).
Graduation Rate By Completion Time Period

Transfer-out and Retention Rates

The transfer-out rate is calculated by dividing the total number of students who are known to have transferred out of other institutions within 150% of normal time to completion into the total number of students, At Western Illinois University, the transfer-out rate is 33.06%. Its transfer-out rate is much higher than the average rate when comparing similar colleges (24.13% in average - Public Master's College and University (larger programs)).
Transfer-out and Retention Rates
By definition, the retention rate is the percentage of students who return to a college for their sophomore year. At Western Illinois University, the retention rate is 65% for full-time students and 33 % for part-time students last year. Its retention rate is relatively lower than the average rate when comparing similar colleges (74.31% in average - Public Master's College and University (larger programs)).
Retention Rates at Western Illinois University

Non-Resident Alien Graduation Rate

A non-resident alien student is not a US citizen/green card holder and studies with a student visa, such as an F visa, in the United States. At Western Illinois University, 7 of 10 non-resident alien students completed their studies and the graduation rate was 70.00%.
Non-Resident Alien Graduation Rate


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