Kentucky College Graduation, Transfer-out, Retention Rate Statistics

For the academic year 2019-2020, the average graduation rate at Kentucky colleges is 45.94%. The graduation rate is calculated by number of completers by dividing number of candidates. The completers have completed their degree/certificate within 150% of normal time, for example within 6 years for 4-years BS degree program.
The average transfer-out rate is 14.26% and the average retention rate is 67.10% (full-time students).
Next list shows the colleges with the highest and lowest graduation rate and more relative statistics. For that, we include only 4-year colleges and having more than 500 enrolled students.

2020 Kentucky Colleges Graduation Rate Comparison Table

The following table lists Kentucky colleges with graduation, transfer-out, and retention rate. The graduation rate is based on the number of completers who completed their program within 150% normal time (i.e. within 6 years for 4 years B.S. degrees).
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All SchoolsPublicPrivate4-Years CollegeCommunity CollegesCareer Colleges
College NameGraduation RateTransfer-out RateRetention Rate (full-time)Retention Rate (part-time)
Alice Lloyd College
Pippa Passes, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
35%11%65%-
Asbury University
Wilmore, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
64%-81%-
Ashland Community and Technical College
Ashland, KY
Public, 2-4 years
43%8%62%51
Barrett and Company School of Hair Design
Nicholasville, KY
Private, Less than 2 years
63%2%50%-
Bellarmine University
Louisville, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
64%25%84%100
Berea College
Berea, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
67%18%87%-
PJ's College of Cosmetology-Bowling Green
Bowling Green, KY
Private, 2-4 years
48%1%76%100
Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College
Bowling Green, KY
Public, 2-4 years
38%7%71%47
Brescia University
Owensboro, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
36%38%71%-
Campbellsville University
Campbellsville, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
36%-64%33
Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Lexington, KY
Public, 2-4 years
30%15%63%48
Centre College
Danville, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
83%-89%-
Clear Creek Baptist Bible College
Pineville, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
17%-82%100
Paul Mitchell the School-Lexington
Lexington, KY
Private, 2-4 years
74%-75%85
Galen College of Nursing-Louisville
Louisville, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
52%1%15%-
University of the Cumberlands
Williamsburg, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
40%34%66%20
Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, KY
Public, 4 years
four-years
45%6%79%45
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College
Elizabethtown, KY
Public, 2-4 years
39%12%61%36
Georgetown College
Georgetown, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
56%-71%-
PJ's College of Cosmetology-Glasgow
Glasgow, KY
Private, 2-4 years
25%-100%-
Hazard Community and Technical College
Hazard, KY
Public, 2-4 years
39%7%60%63
Paul Mitchell the School-Louisville
Louisville, KY
Private, Less than 2 years
70%-80%79
Henderson Community College
Henderson, KY
Public, 2-4 years
26%12%53%45
Hopkinsville Community College
Hopkinsville, KY
Public, 2-4 years
26%16%61%33
Jefferson Community and Technical College
Louisville, KY
Public, 2-4 years
25%19%63%48
Summit Salon Academy-Lexington
Lexington, KY
Private, 2-4 years
76%4%83%-
American National University-Lexington
Lexington, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
25%---
Kentucky Mountain Bible College
Jackson, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
38%8%100%100
Kentucky State University
Frankfort, KY
Public, 4 years
four-years
30%-78%6
Kentucky Wesleyan College
Owensboro, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
38%42%66%100
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY
Public, 4 years
four-years
66%-86%25
Kentucky Christian University
Grayson, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
31%-60%-
Lindsey Wilson College
Columbia, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
40%-68%29
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY
Public, 4 years
four-years
60%-81%49
Madisonville Community College
Madisonville, KY
Public, 2-4 years
42%7%73%54
Maysville Community and Technical College
Maysville, KY
Public, 2-4 years
45%6%66%44
Midway University
Midway, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
51%7%67%100
Morehead State University
Morehead, KY
Public, 4 years
four-years
43%-76%-
Murray State University
Murray, KY
Public, 4 years
four-years
53%-81%-
Gateway Community and Technical College
Florence, KY
Public, 2-4 years
46%13%66%56
Northern Kentucky University
Highland Heights, KY
Public, 4 years
four-years
47%-75%26
Daymar College-Owensboro
Owensboro, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
33%7%--
West Kentucky Community and Technical College
Paducah, KY
Public, 2-4 years
51%10%63%42
University of Pikeville
Pikeville, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
32%7%61%-
Big Sandy Community and Technical College
Prestonsburg, KY
Public, 2-4 years
30%12%55%28
Empire Beauty School-Chenoweth
Louisville, KY
Private, Less than 2 years
45%-63%40
Empire Beauty School-Elizabethtown
Elizabethtown, KY
Private, Less than 2 years
36%-58%56
Empire Beauty School-Dixie
Louisville, KY
Private, Less than 2 years
30%-25%-
Empire Beauty School-Florence
Florence, KY
Private, Less than 2 years
55%-54%100
Somerset Community College
Somerset, KY
Public, 2-4 years
33%9%62%38
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College
Cumberland, KY
Public, 2-4 years
34%10%57%25
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Louisville, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
32%-82%29
Spalding University
Louisville, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
58%24%66%-
Sullivan University
Louisville, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
25%2%--
Thomas More University
Crestview Hills, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
39%39%68%50
Transylvania University
Lexington, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
74%-79%-
Union College
Barbourville, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
28%44%62%-
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, KY
Public, 4 years
four-years
52%3%77%48
Appalachian Beauty School
Belfry, KY
Private, Less than 2 years
63%-70%-
Beckfield College-Florence
Florence, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
38%---
Owensboro Community and Technical College
Owensboro, KY
Public, 2-4 years
41%7%65%42
Jenny Lea Academy of Cosmetology
Whitesburg, KY
Private, 2-4 years
100%-50%-
Empire Beauty School-Hurstborne
Louisville, KY
Private, Less than 2 years
26%-73%67
Hussian College-Daymar College Bowling Green
Bowling Green, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
60%-67%-
Interactive College of Technology-Newport
Newport, KY
Private, 2-4 years
26%-16%-
Ross College-Hopkinsville
Hopkinsville, KY
Private, 2-4 years
36%-87%-
Brighton Center's Center for Employment Training
Newport, KY
Private, Less than 2 years
17%-33%-
University of Phoenix-Kentucky
Louisville, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
21%---
Employment Solutions-College for Technical Education
Lexington, KY
Private, Less than 2 years
39%-50%-
ATA College
Louisville, KY
Private, 2-4 years
52%12%54%-
Lindsey Institute of Cosmetology
Bowling Green, KY
Private, Less than 2 years
29%41%80%-
Simmons College of Kentucky
Louisville, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
17%10%50%-
Ideal Beauty Academy
Louisville, KY
Private, 2-4 years
63%-100%-
Ross Medical Education Center-Bowling Green
Bowling Green, KY
Private, Less than 2 years
55%-77%-
Ross Medical Education Center-Erlanger
Erlanger, KY
Private, Less than 2 years
75%-60%-
MedQuest College
Louisville, KY
Private, 2-4 years
70%-96%-
Ross Medical Education Center-Owensboro
Owensboro, KY
Private, Less than 2 years
71%-82%-
American College of Barbering
Louisville, KY
Private, Less than 2 years
55%-59%-
Kentucky Horseshoeing School
Richmond, KY
Private, Less than 2 years
85%-83%-
Tri-State Barber College
Ashland, KY
Private, Less than 2 years
71%---
Regina Webb Academy
Bowling Green, KY
Private, 2-4 years
40%-50%-
Medical Career & Technical College
Richmond, KY
Private, Less than 2 years
33%-91%-
Galen College of Nursing-ARH
Hazard, KY
Private, 2-4 years
17%---
South Eastern Beauty Academy
Paintsville, KY
Private, Less than 2 years
100%-94%-
Average46%14%67%52