Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, Virginia


Graduation and Retention

The graduation rate for undergraduate students at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is 86%. The graduation rate for male undergraduate students is 84% compared to 88% for female undergraduate students.

The retention rate for undergraduate students at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is 93%. Retention rate is the percentage of first-time undergraduate students who return to continue their studies the following fall semester.

Graduation Rate

86%

Graduation Rate by Gender

84%

84% men

88%

88% women

Retention Rate

93%

Graduation by Ethnicity

The distribution of graduation rates by ethnic diversity at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University comprises of the highest graduation rate of 89% for "American Indian or Alaska Native" followed by 89% for "Asian", 88% for "Asian/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander", 87% for "White, non-Hispanic", 84% for "Two or more races", 81% for "Race/ethnicity unknown", 78% for "Hispanic", 77% for "Black, non-Hispanic", 76% for "Nonresident Alien" and 60% for "Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander".

Graduation Rate by Ethnicity

89%

89% Asian

78%

78% Hispanic

76%

76% Nonresident Alien

84%

84% Two or more races

77%

77% Black, non-Hispanic

87%

87% White, non-Hispanic

81%

81% Race/ethnicity unknown

89%

89% American Indian or Alaska Native

88%

88% Asian/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

60%

60% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Graduation by Year

Graduation rate of students varies by number of years taken to complete degree. 65% of the undergraduate students at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University graduated in 4 years, 83% in 5 years and 86% in 6 years.

Graduation Rate by Year

YearsGraduation Rate
within 4 years65%
within 5 years83%
within 6 years86%