Graduation Rates in Reasonable Completion Time

For the academic year 2020-2021, 2,585 students out of 3,438 candidates have completed their courses within 150% normal time (i.e. in 6 years for 4-years BS degree) at University at Buffalo. By gender, 1,362 male and 1,223 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 (73.93% in average - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total3,4382,58575.19%
Men1,9021,36271.61%
Women1,5361,22379.62%

Graduation Rate By Race/Ethnicity

The graduation rate of American Indian or Alaska Native students is 75.00%, rate of Asian students is 78.48%, rate of Black (Non-Hispanic) students is 63.82%, rate of Hispanic students is 64.43%, rate of White students is 75.43%, rate of Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander students is 50.00%, rate of Two or More Race students is 70.33%, and rate of Unknown students is 81.79% at University at Buffalo.
TotalMaleFemale
American Indian or Alaska Native75.00%(3/4) 66.67%(2/3) 100.00%(1/1)
Asian78.48%(434/553) 72.18%(205/284) 85.13%(229/269)
Black (Non-Hispanic)63.82%(127/199) 58.89%(53/90) 67.89%(74/109)
Hispanic64.43%(163/253) 60.14%(89/148) 70.48%(74/105)
White75.43%(1,234/1,636) 73.95%(707/956) 77.50%(527/680)
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander50.00%(2/4) 100.00%(1/1) 33.33%(1/3)
Two or More Race70.33%(64/91) 62.75%(32/51) 80.00%(32/40)
Unknown81.79%(229/280) 76.83%(126/164) 88.79%(103/116)
Graduation Rate By Race/Ethnicity

Graduation Rate By Completion Time Period

For BS degrees, 2,040 students completed their courses in 4 years (or 100% normal time) and 427 finished in 5 years (or 125% normal time). An additional 2,158 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 University at Buffalo, the transfer-out rate is 16.58%. Its transfer-out rate is higher than the average rate when comparing similar colleges (14.77% in average - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
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 University at Buffalo, the retention rate is 87% for full-time students and 56 % for part-time students last year. Its retention rate is around the average rate when comparing similar colleges (88.25% in average - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
Retention Rates at University at Buffalo

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 University at Buffalo, 329 of 418 non-resident alien students completed their studies and the graduation rate was 78.71%.
Non-Resident Alien Graduation Rate


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