Graduation Rates in Reasonable Completion Time

For the academic year 2020-2021, 2,980 students out of 4,896 candidates have completed their courses within 150% normal time (i.e. in 6 years for 4-years BS degree) at West Virginia University. By gender, 1,483 male and 1,497 female students graduated the school last year completing their jobs in the period. Its graduation rate is lower than the average rate when comparing similar colleges (73.93% in average - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total4,8962,98060.87%
Men2,5541,48358.07%
Women2,3421,49763.92%

Graduation Rate By Race/Ethnicity

The graduation rate of American Indian or Alaska Native students is 40.00%, rate of Asian students is 62.32%, rate of Black (Non-Hispanic) students is 46.07%, rate of Hispanic students is 51.67%, rate of White students is 62.15%, rate of Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander students is 75.00%, rate of Two or More Race students is 52.53%, and rate of Unknown students is 44.44% at West Virginia University.
TotalMaleFemale
American Indian or Alaska Native40.00%(2/5) - 100.00%(2/2)
Asian62.32%(43/69) 58.06%(18/31) 65.79%(25/38)
Black (Non-Hispanic)46.07%(88/191) 45.24%(57/126) 47.69%(31/65)
Hispanic51.67%(108/209) 51.89%(55/106) 51.46%(53/103)
White62.15%(2,519/4,053) 59.47%(1,240/2,085) 64.99%(1,279/1,968)
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander75.00%(3/4) 66.67%(2/3) 100.00%(1/1)
Two or More Race52.53%(104/198) 41.76%(38/91) 61.68%(66/107)
Unknown44.44%(4/9) - 80.00%(4/5)
Graduation Rate By Race/Ethnicity

Graduation Rate By Completion Time Period

For BS degrees, 1,925 students completed their courses in 4 years (or 100% normal time) and 841 finished in 5 years (or 125% normal time). An additional 2,139 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 West Virginia University, the transfer-out rate is 26.33%. Its transfer-out rate is much 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 West Virginia University, the retention rate is 76% for full-time students and 27 % for part-time students last year. Its retention rate is relatively lower than the average rate when comparing similar colleges (88.25% in average - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
Retention Rates at West Virginia 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 West Virginia University, 109 of 158 non-resident alien students completed their studies and the graduation rate was 68.99%.
Non-Resident Alien Graduation Rate


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