These studies explore the relationship with study abroad (SA) participation and graduation
outcomes, namely to understand whether participating in study abroad significantly hinders graduation rates or time to graduation.
The most recent study found SA students who persisted to their third year had significantly higher five-year and six-year graduation rates compared to non-SA students who persisted to their third year. Four-year graduation rates did not significantly differ by study abroad participation. Results also showed study abroad participation had a significantly positive association with six-year graduation rates among first generation, Pell recipient, and particularly racially minoritized students.