Graduation Rate
55.31%
Transfer-out Rate
1.47%
Retention Rate
70.00%

2020 Graduation Rate

The graduation rate at William Paterson University of New Jersey is 55.31% last year which is average compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in New Jersey. 713 students have completed their degree/certificate programs among 1,289 candidates.
Compared to similar schools in college ranking, its graduation rate is average where the average graduation rate of the schools is 62.70%.
The transfer-out rate is 1.47% that is much lower (most first-time students continue to attend) compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in New Jersey. The retention rate (full-time students) is 70% that is average compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in New Jersey.

Graduation Rate and Comparison Chart

Number of Completers and Graduation Rate

The next table summarizes the outcome measures with the number of students at William Paterson University of New Jersey. 713 students have completed and 19 students have transferred out to other institutes. In addition, 43 students still enrolled and 514 students have left the school before completing their studies.
Graduation Rate with number of completers
TotalBachelor's or Equivalent
Total (Candidates)1,2891,289
Completers713
(55.31%)
713
Transfer-out19
(1.47%)
19
Still Enrolled43
(3.34%)
43
No Longer Enrolled514
(39.88%)
514

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, 438 students have completed in 4 years and additional 228 students have completed in the 5th year.
Graduation Rate by Completion Time (4-years Bachelor's degree)
TotalMenWomen
100% normal time (in 4 Years)438
(33.98%)
168
(26.67%)
270
(40.97%)
125% normal time (in 5 Years)228
(17.69%)
109
(17.30%)
119
(18.06%)
150% normal time (in 6 Years)47
(3.65%)
17
(2.70%)
30
(4.55%)

Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity

Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity
TotalMenWomen
Total55.31% (713/1,289) 46.67% (294/630) 63.58% (419/659)
Asian54.46% (61/112) 41.67% (25/60) 69.23% (36/52)
Black (Non-Hispanic)46.45% (85/183) 41.30% (38/92) 51.65% (47/91)
Hispanic52.37% (199/380) 41.51% (66/159) 60.18% (133/221)
White61.72% (337/546) 53.57% (150/280) 70.30% (187/266)
Two or More Race50.00% (20/40) 38.89% (7/18) 59.09% (13/22)
Unknown37.50% (9/24) 31.58% (6/19) 60.00% (3/5)

Number of Completers by Race/Ethnicity