Schools Ranked by Graduation RatePage 3

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

Palm Beach Atlantic University

13 to 147%73%84%43%100%6%
202

Simpson University

11 to 147%81%55%47%99%6%
203

Viterbo University

12 to 147%81%71%25%99%5%
204

Brenau University

12 to 146%67%78%12%96%5%
205

Coastal Carolina University

17 to 146%63%74%27%29%11%
206

Concordia University-Saint Paul

16 to 146%73%52%40%99%N/A
207

La Roche College

13 to 146%72%56%28%77%7%
208

Lesley University

11 to 146%79%67%18%96%4%
209

Northwest Christian University

12 to 146%54%70%37%100%4%
210

Rosemont College

10 to 146%71%58%19%100%7%
211

Saint Leo University

15 to 146%69%77%26%93%12%
212

St Andrews University

12 to 146%70%64%31%97%N/A
213

Tiffin University

18 to 146%65%39%65%61%19%
214

University of Charleston

14 to 146%66%69%30%100%8%
215

Westwood College-Anaheim

18 to 146%61%N/AN/A61%N/A
216

Briar Cliff University

12 to 145%66%N/AN/A97%8%
217

Hope International University

14 to 145%73%47%41%96%6%
218

Lindenwood University

17 to 145%71%66%61%90%4%
219

Texas A & M University-Commerce

18 to 145%67%68%33%48%N/A
220

Trinity International University-Illinois

14 to 145%69%94%44%100%N/A
221

University of Southern Mississippi

17 to 145%72%66%43%72%12%
222

University of Toledo

21 to 145%68%91%34%86%14%
223

Florida Gulf Coast University

22 to 144%77%66%39%17%6%
224

Franklin Pierce University

12 to 144%67%85%18%88%7%
225

Oregon Institute of Technology

21 to 144%74%71%18%61%5%
226

University of Minnesota-Crookston

19 to 144%69%69%40%86%N/A
227

Navajo Technical University

14 to 143%44%N/AN/A1%0%
228

New Mexico State University-Main Campus

17 to 143%74%85%42%39%N/A
229

Northwest University

13 to 143%78%97%48%93%5%
230

Tarleton State University

20 to 143%68%57%46%31%9%
231

Thomas College

22 to 143%65%72%35%98%9%
232

University of Illinois at Springfield

13 to 143%74%60%36%86%7%
233

University of Memphis

14 to 143%76%68%52%34%N/A
234

American Public University System

21 to 142%84%N/AN/A8%13%
235

Chestnut Hill College

10 to 142%72%58%18%98%8%
236

Indiana State University

20 to 142%64%83%29%72%11%
237

Keystone College

11 to 142%71%72%40%97%10%
238

Montreat College

12 to 142%58%54%29%100%8%
239

The University of West Florida

24 to 142%70%48%22%40%N/A
240

University of Nebraska at Omaha

17 to 142%75%71%54%52%N/A
241

Valley Forge Christian College

14 to 142%74%66%50%91%11%
242

Anderson University

16 to 141%73%65%35%99%4%
243

Columbia College

35 to 141%53%N/AN/A21%13%
244

Sullivan University

19 to 141%N/AN/AN/A76%20%
245

Texas Wesleyan University

15 to 141%71%30%27%93%8%
246

Belhaven University

12 to 140%60%48%25%98%6%
247

Columbia Southern University

61 to 140%56%N/AN/A18%6%
248

New England College

14 to 140%62%90%8%77%8%
249

University of Louisiana at Monroe

23 to 140%67%77%50%42%11%
250

University of the Incarnate Word

14 to 140%69%93%28%90%9%
251

Upper Iowa University

17 to 140%72%58%30%80%8%
252

Valdosta State University

20 to 140%69%55%55%4%10%
253

West Texas A & M University

19 to 140%66%74%38%36%N/A
254

Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences

12 to 139%74%46%54%64%6%
255

Bellevue University

33 to 139%50%N/AN/A50%5%
256

Davenport University

17 to 139%79%92%46%83%12%
257

Eastern Kentucky University

17 to 139%71%60%39%43%13%
258

Notre Dame College

15 to 139%60%90%15%99%N/A
259

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh

16 to 139%54%N/AN/A78%N/A
260

Wilmington University

14 to 139%64%N/AN/A14%8%
261

California State University-Monterey Bay

22 to 138%81%44%16%46%N/A
262

Colorado Christian University

14 to 137%69%98%39%95%6%
263

Cumberland University

14 to 137%64%47%56%98%8%
264

ECPI University

21 to 137%63%81%52%72%12%
265

Kennesaw State University

21 to 137%72%78%61%1%6%
266

Minot State University

13 to 137%68%57%73%72%7%
267

Mississippi University for Women

13 to 137%79%43%33%82%12%
268

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

20 to 137%72%84%52%67%N/A
269

Charleston Southern University

15 to 136%65%69%26%99%9%
270

Herzing University-Madison

15 to 136%43%81%68%26%N/A
271

Limestone College

19 to 136%58%53%35%92%13%
272

Post University

23 to 136%39%83%42%41%14%
273

Florida State College at Jacksonville

24 to 135%N/AN/AN/A14%18%
274

Globe University-Woodbury

12 to 135%30%N/AN/A54%22%
275

Troy University

17 to 135%74%68%51%38%13%
276

Westwood College-Los Angeles

15 to 135%50%N/AN/A12%N/A
277

College America-Denver

12 to 134%42%N/AN/A76%N/A
278

Dowling College

15 to 134%62%78%19%90%7%
279

Metropolitan State University

17 to 134%61%100%33%0%7%
280

Ottawa University-Ottawa

11 to 134%62%99%55%100%N/A
281

Texas A & M University-Kingsville

20 to 134%64%88%22%65%N/A
282

Mercy College

18 to 133%70%57%22%87%6%
283

Minnesota School of Business-Richfield

14 to 133%62%N/AN/A56%16%
284

Westwood College

22 to 133%67%N/AN/A35%N/A
285

Academy of Art University

16 to 132%71%N/AN/A14%16%
286

Broward College

24 to 132%N/AN/AN/A21%12%
287

Southwestern Assemblies of God University

18 to 132%67%35%48%76%12%
288

University of West Alabama

16 to 132%58%100%83%56%10%
289

Westwood College-Denver North

22 to 132%75%N/AN/A10%N/A
290

Berkeley College

24 to 131%58%N/AN/A91%N/A
291

National University

22 to 131%77%N/AN/A0%7%
292

Northwestern Oklahoma State University

17 to 131%59%60%82%87%16%
293

Brescia University

14 to 130%57%45%9%97%13%
294

Grand Canyon University

21 to 130%59%55%38%95%16%
295

Hodges University

14 to 130%49%83%93%25%14%
296

SUNY College of Technology at Canton

19 to 130%76%78%29%81%17%
297

University of Great Falls

12 to 130%69%73%17%96%9%
298

Eastern New Mexico University

18 to 129%58%63%46%44%N/A
299

Georgia Regents University

14 to 129%68%41%21%7%7%
300

Rasmussen College-Florida

16 to 128%71%74%52%16%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