Graduation Rates in Reasonable Completion Time

For the academic year 2021-2022, 3,853 students out of 4,939 candidates have completed their courses within 150% normal time (i.e. in 6 years for 4-years BS degree) at University of South Carolina-Columbia. By gender, 1,656 male and 2,197 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 (74.48% in average - public Research University (very high research activity)).
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total4,9393,85378.01%
Men2,2421,65673.86%
Women2,6972,19781.46%
University of South Carolina-Columbia graduate rate

Graduation Rate By Race/Ethnicity

The graduation rate of American Indian or Alaska Native students is 60.00%, rate of Asian students is 83.80%, rate of Black (Non-Hispanic) students is 73.24%, rate of Hispanic students is 75.26%, rate of White students is 78.77%, rate of Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander students is 60.00%, rate of Two or More Race students is 70.73%, and rate of Unknown students is 73.17% at University of South Carolina-Columbia.
TotalMaleFemale
American Indian or Alaska Native60.00%(6/10) 50.00%(3/6) 75.00%(3/4)
Asian83.80%(119/142) 84.38%(54/64) 83.33%(65/78)
Black (Non-Hispanic)73.24%(208/284) 62.96%(68/108) 79.55%(140/176)
Hispanic75.26%(143/190) 71.88%(69/96) 78.72%(74/94)
White78.77%(3,190/4,050) 74.63%(1,371/1,837) 82.20%(1,819/2,213)
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander60.00%(3/5) - 60.00%(3/5)
Two or More Race70.73%(116/164) 65.33%(49/75) 75.28%(67/89)
Unknown73.17%(30/41) 73.68%(14/19) 72.73%(16/22)
Graduation Rate By Race/Ethnicity
University of South Carolina-Columbia graduate rate by race

Graduation Rate By Completion Time Period

For BS degrees, 3,205 students completed their courses in 4 years (or 100% normal time) and 560 finished in 5 years (or 125% normal time). An additional 3,293 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 of South Carolina-Columbia, the transfer-out rate is 16.48%. Its transfer-out rate is relatively higher than the average rate when comparing similar colleges (14.16% 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 of South Carolina-Columbia, the retention rate is 90% for full-time students and 57 % for part-time students last year. Its retention rate is around the average rate when comparing similar colleges (88.99% in average - public Research University (very high research activity)).
Retention Rates at University of South Carolina-Columbia

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 of South Carolina-Columbia, 38 of 53 non-resident alien students completed their studies and the graduation rate was 71.70%.
Non-Resident Alien Graduation Rate


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