Graduation Rates in Reasonable Completion Time

For the academic year 2021-2022, 2,324 students out of 3,516 candidates have completed their courses within 150% normal time (i.e. in 6 years for 4-years BS degree) at Virginia Commonwealth University. By gender, 867 male and 1,457 female students graduated the school last year completing their jobs in the period. Its graduation rate is relatively lower than the average rate when comparing similar colleges (74.48% in average - public Research University (very high research activity)).
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total3,5162,32466.10%
Men1,42386760.93%
Women2,0931,45769.61%
Virginia Commonwealth University graduate rate

Graduation Rate By Race/Ethnicity

The graduation rate of American Indian or Alaska Native students is 50.00%, rate of Asian students is 73.48%, rate of Black (Non-Hispanic) students is 66.55%, rate of Hispanic students is 64.48%, rate of White students is 66.01%, rate of Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander students is 100.00%, rate of Two or More Race students is 50.84%, and rate of Unknown students is 73.33% at Virginia Commonwealth University.
TotalMaleFemale
American Indian or Alaska Native50.00%(5/10) 33.33%(1/3) 57.14%(4/7)
Asian73.48%(399/543) 69.10%(161/233) 76.77%(238/310)
Black (Non-Hispanic)66.55%(372/559) 63.69%(107/168) 67.77%(265/391)
Hispanic64.48%(187/290) 62.60%(77/123) 65.87%(110/167)
White66.01%(1,144/1,733) 59.48%(436/733) 70.80%(708/1,000)
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander100.00%(3/3) 100.00%(1/1) 100.00%(2/2)
Two or More Race50.84%(121/238) 48.89%(44/90) 52.03%(77/148)
Unknown73.33%(22/30) 75.00%(6/8) 72.73%(16/22)
Graduation Rate By Race/Ethnicity
Virginia Commonwealth University graduate rate by race

Graduation Rate By Completion Time Period

For BS degrees, 1,549 students completed their courses in 4 years (or 100% normal time) and 621 finished in 5 years (or 125% normal time). An additional 1,703 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 Virginia Commonwealth University, the transfer-out rate is 20.53%. Its transfer-out rate is much 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 Virginia Commonwealth University, the retention rate is 83% for full-time students and 59 % for part-time students last year. Its retention rate is relatively lower than the average rate when comparing similar colleges (88.99% in average - public Research University (very high research activity)).
Retention Rates at Virginia Commonwealth 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 Virginia Commonwealth University, 71 of 110 non-resident alien students completed their studies and the graduation rate was 64.55%.
Non-Resident Alien Graduation Rate


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