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
2015 85% 89% 89
2016 83% 87
2017 83%

2015 Cohort Graduation Rates Disaggregated by Gender

Gender Percent graduated within
4 years 5 years 6 years
Men 82% 87% 87%
Women 87% 91% 91%

2015 Cohort Graduation Rates Disaggregated by Race/Ethnicity

Race/ethnicity Percent graduated within
4 years 5 years 6 years
American Indian or Alaska Native 50% 50% 50%
Asian 84% 86% 86%
Black or African American 86% 91% 91%
Hispanic/Latinx of any race 76% 83% 86%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, Native American 0% 0% 0%
Non-Resident Alien 88% 94% 94%
Race and Ethnicity Unknown 79% 84% 86%
Two or More Races 72% 78% 78%
White 86% 90% 91%

2015 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 2015-2016 77% 82% 83%
Received subsidized federal loan, but no Pell Grant in 2015-2016 85% 90% 90%
Other students 86% 90%

91%

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