Schools Ranked by Graduation RatePage 2

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.

RankSchoolStudent to
Faculty Ratio
Graduation
Rate
Retention
Rate
Acceptance
Rate
Enrollment
Rate
Institutional
Aid Rate
Default
Rate
101

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

8 to 160%77%98%20%100%5%
102

Arizona State University

23 to 159%84%80%41%85%N/A
103

Malone University

11 to 159%71%72%33%100%6%
104

Rivier University

17 to 159%77%89%27%99%4%
105

Webster University

15 to 159%81%58%41%93%6%
106

Aurora University

15 to 158%73%76%34%100%6%
107

Broadview University-West Jordan

10 to 158%N/AN/AN/A57%22%
108

California Baptist University

18 to 158%77%79%33%93%7%
109

California College San Diego

11 to 158%27%N/AN/A97%26%
110

Champlain College

14 to 158%79%71%17%92%6%
111

New Jersey Institute of Technology

13 to 158%86%65%36%47%5%
112

Philadelphia University

13 to 158%75%64%16%98%4%
113

Regis University

8 to 158%82%70%25%98%3%
114

The Sage Colleges

11 to 158%78%57%23%97%N/A
115

Trident University International

18 to 158%33%N/AN/A0%3%
116

Anderson University

11 to 157%73%55%29%96%4%
117

Gardner-Webb University

13 to 157%72%48%16%95%N/A
118

Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale

12 to 157%74%93%85%67%N/A
119

Monroe College

15 to 157%74%44%68%69%11%
120

Norwich University

14 to 157%75%255%31%98%5%
121

Olivet Nazarene University

16 to 157%75%82%25%100%5%
122

Spring Arbor University

12 to 157%76%65%21%100%6%
123

Stevens-Henager College-Murray

20 to 157%64%N/AN/A0%N/A
124

University of Hawaii - Manoa

13 to 157%78%80%36%61%5%
125

University of St Francis

11 to 157%79%51%27%100%N/A
126

Virginia College-Birmingham

11 to 157%27%N/AN/A7%22%
127

Ashland University

9 to 156%74%74%29%97%5%
128

Bryan College of Health Sciences

10 to 156%83%72%86%20%4%
129

Crown College

17 to 156%70%55%36%95%6%
130

Milwaukee School of Engineering

14 to 156%83%68%37%97%5%
131

Mount Carmel College of Nursing

12 to 156%77%54%93%35%3%
132

Robert Morris University

15 to 156%81%81%22%96%5%
133

St John's University-New York

17 to 156%80%53%10%97%N/A
134

The University of Findlay

14 to 156%76%68%38%100%N/A
135

William Woods University

10 to 156%74%75%31%99%5%
136

Bay Path College

11 to 155%72%58%26%100%N/A
137

Corban University

13 to 155%77%32%24%100%4%
138

Dallas Baptist University

14 to 155%70%42%44%91%7%
139

Eastern University

13 to 155%80%64%39%100%9%
140

North Greenville University

14 to 155%73%58%49%100%7%
141

Saint Joseph's College of Maine

12 to 155%72%78%24%96%N/A
142

University of North Dakota

19 to 155%75%74%59%48%4%
143

Daniel Webster College

14 to 154%69%60%35%24%8%
144

Florida Institute of Technology

9 to 154%80%60%17%95%15%
145

Northwood University-Michigan

11 to 154%83%65%32%100%N/A
146

Southern New Hampshire University

26 to 154%69%79%24%70%7%
147

St Catherine University

11 to 154%79%61%24%99%N/A
148

University of Alabama at Birmingham

18 to 154%80%87%36%60%8%
149

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

18 to 154%84%64%28%62%N/A
150

University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne

12 to 154%70%54%38%100%N/A
151

Buena Vista University

10 to 153%69%70%27%98%8%
152

Caldwell College

11 to 153%73%64%17%96%7%
153

Clarion University of Pennsylvania

20 to 153%76%93%55%8%8%
154

LeTourneau University

13 to 153%77%41%46%96%7%
155

Mississippi College

15 to 153%68%67%46%97%6%
156

Missouri State University-Springfield

20 to 153%75%85%43%48%N/A
157

Oral Roberts University

15 to 153%81%44%65%95%11%
158

University of Louisville

11 to 153%78%71%44%58%10%
159

University of Saint Mary

10 to 153%72%47%30%99%7%
160

Baker University

9 to 152%76%87%31%100%6%
161

King University

12 to 152%69%64%35%81%6%
162

Midway College

13 to 152%83%54%48%99%10%
163

Vanguard University of Southern California

15 to 152%76%70%38%97%5%
164

Central Washington University

19 to 151%74%82%41%59%8%
165

Lakeland College

15 to 151%70%66%37%98%6%
166

New England Institute of Technology

13 to 151%N/AN/AN/A45%2%
167

Old Dominion University

20 to 151%80%77%38%33%7%
168

Trine University

15 to 151%74%72%21%97%9%
169

University of Missouri-Kansas City

13 to 151%73%33%75%74%N/A
170

Western Carolina University

16 to 151%79%38%27%70%8%
171

Brown College-Mendota Heights

6 to 150%33%N/AN/A0%N/A
172

California University of Pennsylvania

22 to 150%80%93%41%25%8%
173

Central Christian College of Kansas

14 to 150%63%50%39%68%10%
174

Chatham University

10 to 150%77%61%25%97%2%
175

Georgia Southern University

21 to 150%80%52%66%8%9%
176

Greenville College

11 to 150%73%66%24%97%7%
177

Judson University

10 to 150%72%71%39%99%6%
178

Liberty University

18 to 150%69%22%45%80%8%
179

Northwest Missouri State University

23 to 150%66%72%31%90%10%
180

Point Park University

13 to 150%76%74%23%97%11%
181

Ursuline College

7 to 150%65%58%40%100%6%
182

Avila University

14 to 149%70%61%18%99%8%
183

Buffalo State SUNY

15 to 149%75%49%24%68%N/A
184

Lawrence Technological University

11 to 149%82%44%43%80%9%
185

Marian University

11 to 149%68%76%33%99%6%
186

Midland University

8 to 149%62%68%32%99%8%
187

Minnesota State University-Mankato

24 to 149%74%66%38%23%N/A
188

Northern Arizona University

19 to 149%72%91%15%61%10%
189

Oklahoma Christian University

16 to 149%85%63%43%97%6%
190

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

7 to 149%66%N/AN/A98%N/A
191

Southeast Missouri State University

24 to 149%73%85%46%71%12%
192

University of Mary

17 to 149%71%83%56%100%5%
193

University of Mobile

13 to 149%77%71%42%92%4%
194

Barton College

11 to 148%69%42%18%100%9%
195

Bemidji State University

23 to 148%67%67%35%34%9%
196

Immaculata University

9 to 148%82%80%19%100%6%
197

McKendree University

14 to 148%75%63%38%100%8%
198

Muskingum University

14 to 148%68%76%27%99%7%
199

Dakota State University

18 to 147%69%83%49%58%9%
200

Graceland University-Lamoni

15 to 147%70%50%33%100%N/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