Graduation Rates Goal #1

The graduation rates of first-time, full-time undergraduates (commonly referred to as freshmen) are national standard metrics used by institutions of higher education. These metrics are principally useful for traditional institutions like The University of Alabama. The University tracks the four-year and six-year graduation rates. These rates reflect the percentage of the entering fall cohort of first-time, full-time undergraduate students that graduate with a bachelor’s degree by the summer semester of their fourth and sixth years at the University.


4-Year Graduation Rates

Group Comparisons to Overall Rate

Pre-Strategic PlanPlan
201120122013201420152016
SexFemale
50.4%56.2%56%57.8%58.2%59.6%
Male
36.2%43.2%42.8%45%44.9%48.4%
ResidencyIn-State
39.3%46.6%45.7%48.6%47.2%49.2%
Out-of-State
48.9%53.7%53.5%54.5%55.8%57.7%
Total
44%50.5%50.2%52.3%52.6%54.8%