Graduation Rates in Reasonable Completion Time

For the academic year 2021-2022, 1,610 students out of 1,649 candidates have completed their courses within 150% normal time (i.e. in 6 years for 4-years BS degree) at Harvard University. By gender, 884 male and 726 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 (92.21% in average - private (not-for-profit) Research University (very high research activity)).
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total1,6491,61097.63%
Men90988497.25%
Women74072698.11%
Harvard University graduate rate

Graduation Rate By Race/Ethnicity

The graduation rate of American Indian or Alaska Native students is 100.00%, rate of Asian students is 99.10%, rate of Black (Non-Hispanic) students is 97.41%, rate of Hispanic students is 97.86%, rate of White students is 97.89%, rate of Two or More Race students is 96.64%, and rate of Unknown students is 100.00% at Harvard University.
TotalMaleFemale
American Indian or Alaska Native100.00%(3/3) 100.00%(2/2) 100.00%(1/1)
Asian99.10%(330/333) 98.35%(179/182) 100.00%(151/151)
Black (Non-Hispanic)97.41%(113/116) 98.11%(52/53) 96.83%(61/63)
Hispanic97.86%(183/187) 98.10%(103/105) 97.56%(80/82)
White97.89%(697/712) 97.57%(401/411) 98.34%(296/301)
Two or More Race96.64%(115/119) 94.55%(52/55) 98.44%(63/64)
Unknown100.00%(16/16) 100.00%(14/14) 100.00%(2/2)
Graduation Rate By Race/Ethnicity
Harvard University graduate rate by race

Graduation Rate By Completion Time Period

For BS degrees, 1,417 students completed their courses in 4 years (or 100% normal time) and 165 finished in 5 years (or 125% normal time). An additional 1,445 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 0.49%.
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 76% last year. Its retention rate is lower than the average rate when comparing similar colleges (92.00% 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, 153 of 163 non-resident alien students completed their studies and the graduation rate was 93.87%.
Non-Resident Alien Graduation Rate


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