Graduation Rate
43.70%
Transfer-out Rate
28.89%
Retention Rate
69.00%

2020 Graduation Rate

The graduation rate at Philander Smith College is 43.70% last year which is average compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Arkansas. 59 students have completed their degree/certificate programs among 135 candidates.
Compared to similar schools in college ranking, its graduation rate is lower (less completion rate) where the average graduation rate of the schools is 62.67%.
The transfer-out rate is 28.89% that is lower (small number of students transferred-out) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Arkansas. The retention rate (full-time students) is 69% that is average compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Arkansas.

Graduation Rate and Comparison Chart

Number of Completers and Graduation Rate

The next table summarizes the outcome measures with the number of students at Philander Smith College. 59 students have completed and 39 students have transferred out to other institutes.
Graduation Rate with number of completers
TotalBachelor's or Equivalent
Total (Candidates)135135
Completers59
(43.70%)
59
Transfer-out39
(28.89%)
39
No Longer Enrolled37
(27.41%)
37

Graduation Rate by Completion Time (Bachelor's Degree)

The below table shows the number of completers with graduation rate by completion time. The number in parenthesis denote the graduation rate for the corresponding students. The numbers and rate for the 125% and 150% normal times are not cumulative, but additional completers and graduate rate for that period. For example, 47 students have completed in 4 years and additional 9 students have completed in the 5th year.
Graduation Rate by Completion Time (4-years Bachelor's degree)
TotalMenWomen
100% normal time (in 4 Years)47
(34.81%)
15
(36.59%)
32
(34.04%)
125% normal time (in 5 Years)9
(6.67%)
6
(14.63%)
3
(3.19%)
150% normal time (in 6 Years)3
(2.22%)
1
(2.44%)
2
(2.13%)

Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity

Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity
TotalMenWomen
Total43.70% (59/135) 53.66% (22/41) 39.36% (37/94)
Asian100.00% (1/1) - (0/0) 100.00% (1/1)
Black (Non-Hispanic)40.50% (49/121) 45.16% (14/31) 38.89% (35/90)
Two or More Race100.00% (1/1) - (0/0) 100.00% (1/1)

Number of Completers by Race/Ethnicity