Schools Ranked by Graduation Rate

The graduation rate is an indicator of success of a college’s student in attaining their educational goals. The figures are provided by the College Navigator database offered by the U.S. Department of Education. College Navigator defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time undergraduate students. We used the latest figures available, which are of students who began their studies in the fall of 2007 and who graduated within 150% of the normal time to program completion. (For example, for a four-year program, the graduation rate includes students who graduate within six years of beginning the program.)

College Navigator did not have graduation rate figures for all of the colleges on our list. We did not, however, want to penalize those colleges without data. To that end, we simply excluded those schools from the rankings in this category.

Rank School Student to
Faculty Ratio
Graduation
Rate
Retention
Rate
Acceptance
Rate
Enrollment
Rate
Institutional
Aid Rate
Default
Rate
1

Luther Rice University & Seminary

23 to 1 100% 100% 100% 100% 65% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
2

Maine College of Health Professions

5 to 1 100% 100% 25% 25% 59% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
3

Averett University-Non-Traditional Programs

7 to 1 100% N/A 55% 17% 34% 11% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
4

Virginia Baptist College

5 to 1 100% 25% N/A N/A 38% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
5

Cox College

9 to 1 99% 100% 59% 22% 60% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
6

Harvard University

7 to 1 98% 98% 6% 4% 44% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
7

Yale University

6 to 1 97% 99% 7% 5% 52% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
8

University of Notre Dame

10 to 1 97% 98% 20% 11% 63% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
9

University of Pennsylvania

6 to 1 95% 98% 10% 7% 54% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
10

Apex School of Theology

17 to 1 95% 97% N/A N/A 99% 11% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
11

Georgetown University

11 to 1 94% 96% 17% 8% 42% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
12

Johns Hopkins University

10 to 1 94% 97% 14% 5% 51% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
13

Tufts University

9 to 1 93% 97% 16% 7% 43% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
14

Washington University in St Louis

8 to 1 93% 96% 17% 6% 49% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
15

Cornell University

9 to 1 93% 97% 15% 8% 55% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
16

University of Virginia-Main Campus

15 to 1 93% 97% 30% 12% 40% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
17

University of California-Berkeley

17 to 1 92% 96% 17% 7% 61% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
18

Boston College

14 to 1 92% 95% 29% 7% 45% 2% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
19

Mountain State College

17 to 1 92% 83% N/A N/A 6% 18% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
20

University of California-Los Angeles

16 to 1 91% 96% 17% 6% 61% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
21

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

12 to 1 90% 97% 26% 12% 51% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
22

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

14 to 1 90% 97% 31% 13% 53% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
23

Villanova University

12 to 1 90% 96% 48% 10% 50% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
24

Baptist Health System School of Health Professions

14 to 1 90% N/A N/A N/A 83% 4% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
25

College of William and Mary

12 to 1 90% 95% 34% 10% 44% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
26

Emory University

8 to 1 89% 94% 24% 7% 54% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
27

Babson College

14 to 1 89% 96% 26% 7% 48% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
28

Bristol University

15 to 1 89% 60% 46% 26% 35% 12% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
29

Chamberlain College of Nursing-Illinois

22 to 1 89% 93% 68% 64% 57% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
30

University of California-Irvine

19 to 1 88% 93% 39% 8% 73% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
31

University of Rochester

10 to 1 88% 96% 34% 8% 78% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
32

Yeshiva University

7 to 1 88% 94% 80% 50% 82% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
33

Wake Forest University

10 to 1 88% 93% 29% 10% 50% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
34

University of Western States

16 to 1 88% N/A N/A N/A 56% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
35

Carnegie Mellon University

10 to 1 88% 98% 24% 8% 54% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
36

Lehigh University

10 to 1 88% 95% 30% 10% 51% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
37

University of Richmond

8 to 1 88% 93% 31% 8% 69% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
38

Laurus College

9 to 1 88% 70% N/A N/A 74% 20% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
39

University of Florida

20 to 1 87% 96% 48% 24% 88% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
40

St Lawrence University

11 to 1 87% 89% 46% 12% 93% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
41

University of Maryland-College Park

17 to 1 86% 95% 45% 14% 52% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
42

Brandeis University

10 to 1 86% 92% 34% 8% 58% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
43

Skidmore College

8 to 1 86% 94% 36% 8% 48% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
44

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

16 to 1 86% 93% 51% 14% 68% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
45

University of California-Davis

18 to 1 85% 93% 38% 8% 72% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
46

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus

19 to 1 85% 97% 32% 11% 63% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
47

University of Georgia

18 to 1 85% 95% 53% 24% 82% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
48

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

19 to 1 85% 93% 66% 22% 51% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
49

Boston University

12 to 1 85% 93% 33% 7% 49% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
50

Mount Holyoke College

10 to 1 85% 90% 50% 14% 80% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
51

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

13 to 1 85% 96% 49% 11% 92% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
52

Muhlenberg College

11 to 1 85% 93% 48% 12% 82% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
53

Providence College

12 to 1 85% 90% 57% 10% 71% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
54

University of Wisconsin-Madison

18 to 1 85% 96% 58% 22% 42% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
55

Northeastern University

14 to 1 84% 97% 28% 6% 65% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
56

New York University

10 to 1 84% 93% 32% 10% 57% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
57

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

20 to 1 84% 94% 53% 18% 43% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
58

University of Connecticut

17 to 1 83% 92% 53% 11% 62% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
59

George Washington University

13 to 1 83% 94% 46% 13% 64% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
60

Illinois Wesleyan University

11 to 1 83% 93% 62% 12% 99% 3% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
61

Tulane University of Louisiana

9 to 1 83% 92% 30% 7% 70% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
62

Elon University

12 to 1 83% 90% 57% 15% 54% 2% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
63

Ohio State University-Main Campus

19 to 1 83% 94% 49% 17% 65% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
64

James Madison University

16 to 1 83% 91% 73% 21% 34% 3% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
65

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

14 to 1 83% 94% 73% 28% 52% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
66

Gonzaga University

12 to 1 83% 95% 73% 20% 96% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
67

Fairfield University

12 to 1 82% 89% 65% 9% 75% 1% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
68

University of Miami

12 to 1 82% 92% 38% 6% 70% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
69

Stevens Institute of Technology

10 to 1 82% 94% 44% 10% 92% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
70

SUNY College at Geneseo

20 to 1 82% 89% 73% 15% 55% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
71

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

15 to 1 82% 92% 54% 13% 53% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
72

University of California-Santa Barbara

17 to 1 81% 93% 33% 6% 66% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
73

American University

12 to 1 81% 88% 35% 11% 63% 4% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
74

Loyola University Maryland

11 to 1 81% 86% 61% 7% 70% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
75

Fordham University

14 to 1 81% 91% 48% 5% 80% 5% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
76

SUNY at Binghamton

20 to 1 81% 91% 42% 9% 51% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
77

Syracuse University

16 to 1 81% 91% 48% 10% 70% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
78

Clemson University

18 to 1 81% 93% 51% 15% 71% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
79

Emerson College

13 to 1 80% 100% 49% 11% 58% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
80

Southeastern Baptist College

6 to 1 80% 40% N/A N/A 21% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
81

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

15 to 1 80% 93% 58% 19% 51% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
82

Miami University-Oxford

15 to 1 80% 90% 65% 14% 63% 11% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
83

University of Scranton

10 to 1 80% 88% 72% 9% 88% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
84

The University of Texas at Austin

18 to 1 80% 95% 39% 18% 45% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
85

Brigham Young University-Provo

20 to 1 80% 86% 48% 38% 71% 1% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
86

Marquette University

15 to 1 80% 90% 74% 9% 96% 3% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
87

Faith Evangelical College & Seminary

15 to 1 80% 67% N/A N/A 76% 7% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
88

Chapman University

14 to 1 79% 90% 48% 10% 79% 4% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
89

Loyola Marymount University

11 to 1 79% 91% 51% 10% 78% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
90

University of Delaware

16 to 1 79% 92% 67% 18% 62% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
91

Florida State University

25 to 1 79% 93% 56% 20% 81% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
92

Saint Mary's College

10 to 1 79% 90% 80% 24% 94% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
93

North Central Kansas Technical College

10 to 1 79% 78% N/A N/A 57% 14% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
94

Bryan College of Health Sciences

9 to 1 79% 86% 86% 67% 56% 3% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
95

Creighton University

11 to 1 79% 90% 70% 11% 91% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
96

University of New Hampshire-Main Campus

19 to 1 79% 85% 79% 17% 58% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
97

University of Dayton

16 to 1 79% 91% 58% 13% 86% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
98

Franciscan University of Steubenville

14 to 1 79% 86% 79% 26% 89% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
99

Saint Joseph's University

13 to 1 79% 90% 82% 14% 90% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
100

Texas A & M University-College Station

20 to 1 79% 90% 67% 31% 57% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A

Methodology

For each college, we gathered data for nine different metrics: the number of full-time faculty per part-time faculty member; institutional financial aid, acceptance, retention, graduation, job placement, and default rates; years accredited; and undergraduate tuition. Learn more