Graduation Rates

The Student Right to Know Act of 1990 requires institutions to disclose graduation rate data for first-time, full-time college students. The 2008 Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act requires institutions to disaggregate graduation rate data by various subgroups. Below are the most recent figures for the University of Richmond.

The terminology used below is mandated by federal reporting agencies, and does not always reflect the University's preferred terms or the terms with which members of our community identify. Some of the federal terms run counter to UR’s commitment to creating an inclusive campus community that supports all identities, backgrounds, and experiences, so that all members can thrive.

Overall Graduation Rates

Entering fall cohort year Percent graduated within
4 years 5 years 6 years
2016 83% 87% 88
2017 83% 87
2018 78

2016 Cohort Graduation Rates Disaggregated by Gender

Gender Percent graduated within
4 years 5 years 6 years
Men 79% 84% 85%
Women 87% 90% 91%

2016 Cohort Graduation Rates Disaggregated by Race/Ethnicity

Race/ethnicity Percent graduated within
4 years 5 years 6 years
American Indian or Alaska Native 0% 0% 0%
Asian 83% 88% 91%
Black or African American 80% 89% 91%
Hispanic/Latinx of any race 84% 88% 88%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, Native American 0% 0% 0%
Non-Resident Alien 81% 85% 88%
Race and Ethnicity Unknown 81% 81% 81%
Two or More Races 75% 77% 79%
White 85% 89% 89%

2016 Cohort Graduation Rates Disaggregated by Pell Grant and Federally Subsidized Loan Status in Their First Year

Loan status Percent graduated within
4 years 5 years 6 years
Received Pell Grant in 2016-2017 78% 81% 83%
Received subsidized federal loan, but no Pell Grant in 2016-2017 84% 89% 89%
Other students 84% 88% 89%

Note: Because of our educational mission as a four-year college, the University of Richmond does not track or report transfer-out rates.