Graduation Rates in Reasonable Completion Time

For the academic year 2019-2020, 1,606 students out of 1,654 candidates have completed their courses within 150% normal time (i.e. in 6 years for 4-years BS degree) at Harvard University. By gender, 838 male and 768 female students graduated the school last year completing their jobs in the period. Its graduation rate is relatively higher than the average rate when comparing similar colleges (91.76% in average - Private (not-for-profit) Research University (very high research activity)).
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total1,6541,60697.10%
Men86883896.54%
Women78676897.71%

Graduation Rate By Race/Ethnicity

The graduation rate of American Indian or Alaska Native students is 83.33%, rate of Asian students is 96.94%, rate of Black (Non-Hispanic) students is 95.58%, rate of Hispanic students is 95.78%, rate of White students is 98.21%, rate of Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander students is 100.00%, rate of Two or More Race students is 95.69%, and rate of Unknown students is 90.48% at Harvard University.
TotalMaleFemale
American Indian or Alaska Native83.33%(5/6) 75.00%(3/4) 100.00%(2/2)
Asian96.94%(317/327) 96.69%(146/151) 97.16%(171/176)
Black (Non-Hispanic)95.58%(108/113) 93.33%(56/60) 98.11%(52/53)
Hispanic95.78%(159/166) 95.83%(69/72) 95.74%(90/94)
White98.21%(714/727) 97.76%(392/401) 98.77%(322/326)
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander100.00%(3/3) 100.00%(2/2) 100.00%(1/1)
Two or More Race95.69%(111/116) 95.08%(58/61) 96.36%(53/55)
Unknown90.48%(19/21) 91.67%(11/12) 88.89%(8/9)
Graduation Rate By Race/Ethnicity

Graduation Rate By Completion Time Period

For BS degrees, 1,402 students completed their courses in 4 years (or 100% normal time) and 164 finished in 5 years (or 125% normal time). An additional 1,442 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 Harvard University, the transfer-out rate is 0.12%.
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 Harvard University, the retention rate is 99% last year. Its retention rate is around the average rate when comparing similar colleges (96.32% in average - Private (not-for-profit) Research University (very high research activity)).
Retention Rates at Harvard 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 Harvard University, 170 of 175 non-resident alien students completed their studies and the graduation rate was 97.14%.
Non-Resident Alien Graduation Rate


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