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
201

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles

20 to 170%92%49%33%39%10%
202

University of Central Florida

30 to 170%89%49%18%69%N/A
203

Wartburg College

11 to 170%80%74%17%94%N/A
204

Towson University

17 to 170%86%73%25%47%N/A
205

McDaniel College

11 to 170%75%80%15%98%4%
206

The College of Saint Scholastica

15 to 170%84%61%12%82%N/A
207

Canisius College

11 to 170%83%87%14%92%6%
208

CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

17 to 170%91%32%7%56%5%
209

George Fox University

14 to 170%81%77%21%90%3%
210

DeSales University

13 to 170%78%78%16%79%4%
211

Immaculata University

9 to 170%83%79%12%59%6%
212

Marywood University

12 to 170%83%71%16%97%6%
213

Presbyterian College

11 to 170%81%62%13%89%4%
214

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

17 to 170%85%76%28%75%7%
215

University of Mary Washington

14 to 170%82%83%18%41%2%
216

The Master's College and Seminary

10 to 169%85%95%41%82%N/A
217

Catholic University of America

7 to 169%86%79%15%83%2%
218

Moody Bible Institute

17 to 169%86%68%48%80%N/A
219

Dordt College

15 to 169%81%70%27%100%2%
220

Goucher College

11 to 169%82%77%11%90%3%
221

Mount St Mary's University

12 to 169%75%67%8%95%4%
222

Gordon College

13 to 169%85%93%24%98%2%
223

University of Missouri-Columbia

20 to 169%87%78%28%60%N/A
224

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

9 to 169%88%66%13%86%1%
225

SUNY College at Brockport

16 to 169%82%53%12%61%N/A
226

The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences

10 to 169%83%54%29%68%N/A
227

Ohio Northern University

11 to 169%86%69%19%75%3%
228

Moravian College

12 to 169%80%75%19%91%4%
229

Saint Vincent College

12 to 169%87%70%23%96%4%
230

Belmont University

14 to 169%83%80%23%65%3%
231

George Mason University

16 to 169%87%69%14%41%2%
232

Azusa Pacific University

11 to 168%88%81%20%92%4%
233

San Diego State University

28 to 168%89%34%9%59%N/A
234

Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale

12 to 168%89%N/AN/A93%18%
235

University of South Florida-Main Campus

24 to 168%88%45%14%72%N/A
236

Agnes Scott College

9 to 168%87%62%19%95%7%
237

University of Evansville

12 to 168%81%70%12%91%5%
238

Cornell College

11 to 168%82%70%14%98%4%
239

University of Northern Iowa

17 to 168%80%80%36%55%N/A
240

Le Moyne College

13 to 168%88%62%9%90%6%
241

Rochester Institute of Technology

13 to 168%89%57%16%82%N/A
242

Saint Joseph's College-New York

11 to 168%86%68%16%82%N/A
243

SUNY at Albany

18 to 168%82%56%12%60%N/A
244

Stony Brook University

17 to 168%90%41%8%57%N/A
245

Cleveland Institute of Art

9 to 168%83%65%23%97%5%
246

Drexel University

10 to 168%84%75%9%80%N/A
247

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

22 to 168%83%68%26%58%N/A
248

Pacific Lutheran University

11 to 168%83%76%18%96%3%
249

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

18 to 168%85%80%34%43%N/A
250

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

11 to 168%100%53%37%42%N/A
251

The University of Alabama

24 to 167%86%54%20%57%N/A
252

California State University-Long Beach

24 to 167%89%34%8%72%5%
253

Colorado State University-Fort Collins

18 to 167%87%81%26%50%4%
254

Savannah College of Art and Design

20 to 167%85%70%21%88%9%
255

Elmhurst College

14 to 167%79%55%13%95%2%
256

Valparaiso University

13 to 167%82%82%11%91%N/A
257

Central College

12 to 167%78%64%10%94%4%
258

Northwestern College

13 to 167%82%72%21%94%N/A
259

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

23 to 167%85%77%32%72%5%
260

Salisbury University

16 to 167%82%61%14%56%5%
261

Wentworth Institute of Technology

15 to 167%84%67%14%86%N/A
262

Grand Valley State University

17 to 167%84%81%24%65%4%
263

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

21 to 167%83%76%48%52%N/A
264

Rowan University

18 to 167%86%71%18%43%N/A
265

Monmouth University

14 to 167%83%74%14%96%6%
266

Adelphi University

11 to 167%84%72%9%88%5%
267

Baldwin Wallace University

13 to 167%83%60%18%84%3%
268

Ohio University-Main Campus

18 to 167%79%74%21%53%N/A
269

Citadel Military College of South Carolina

13 to 167%86%77%25%62%5%
270

California Lutheran University

15 to 166%84%62%9%87%3%
271

Laguna College of Art and Design

12 to 166%84%37%21%100%6%
272

Whittier College

12 to 166%80%63%9%94%N/A
273

Lewis University

13 to 166%84%62%12%81%N/A
274

Goshen College

10 to 166%78%66%22%90%4%
275

Huntington University

10 to 166%79%84%22%85%4%
276

Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary

11 to 166%80%64%50%90%3%
277

Loyola University New Orleans

12 to 166%77%90%19%92%5%
278

University of Northwestern-St Paul

18 to 166%82%87%33%59%N/A
279

Montclair State University

17 to 166%83%70%26%51%5%
280

SUNY College at Oswego

17 to 166%80%51%14%76%N/A
281

University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus

18 to 166%86%78%35%62%N/A
282

The University of Texas at Dallas

23 to 166%84%61%24%65%7%
283

Longwood University

16 to 166%80%79%22%48%5%
284

University of California-Merced

18 to 166%84%61%9%88%N/A
285

University of St Francis

11 to 165%76%51%13%86%N/A
286

Mount Mercy University

14 to 165%78%61%21%86%4%
287

University of New England

13 to 165%75%85%14%80%N/A
288

Michigan Technological University

12 to 165%87%75%24%86%5%
289

University of Minnesota-Morris

12 to 165%77%60%11%74%6%
290

Missouri University of Science and Technology

19 to 165%87%88%41%77%5%
291

The New School

10 to 165%81%67%19%83%6%
292

SUNY College at Plattsburgh

16 to 165%83%50%12%72%N/A
293

Gannon University

12 to 165%84%76%15%79%6%
294

Philadelphia University

13 to 165%82%64%13%88%N/A
295

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

21 to 165%80%85%39%46%N/A
296

Harding University

16 to 164%85%99%66%87%5%
297

California State University-Chico

25 to 164%84%63%12%63%7%
298

University of La Verne

17 to 164%85%47%9%73%N/A
299

Sacred Heart University

15 to 164%83%59%14%85%N/A
300

Stetson University

13 to 164%77%63%9%98%5%

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