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
401

Champlain College

14 to 158%79%66%10%73%N/A
402

Concordia University-Wisconsin

12 to 158%76%67%21%75%6%
403

San Jose State University

27 to 157%86%55%11%64%5%
404

Florida Southern College

13 to 157%80%45%11%93%10%
405

University of Idaho

16 to 157%80%72%26%67%N/A
406

Greenville College

13 to 157%82%56%14%91%N/A
407

Clarke University

9 to 157%76%72%14%91%6%
408

Georgetown College

10 to 157%72%68%13%90%5%
409

Bay Path University

12 to 157%80%77%16%76%9%
410

Northwood University-Michigan

14 to 157%78%69%16%83%N/A
411

St Catherine University

10 to 157%86%67%14%89%N/A
412

Western Carolina University

16 to 157%80%40%9%65%N/A
413

Malone University

12 to 157%70%69%21%86%5%
414

Widener University-Main Campus

12 to 157%78%68%16%81%N/A
415

Bryan College-Dayton

14 to 157%65%46%24%60%7%
416

Johnson University

14 to 157%74%58%42%89%N/A
417

LeTourneau University

12 to 157%69%45%14%66%N/A
418

West Virginia University

20 to 157%79%86%31%64%9%
419

University of Wisconsin-Stout

20 to 157%76%93%49%44%N/A
420

California Institute of the Arts

7 to 156%87%25%9%55%8%
421

Vanguard University of Southern California

15 to 156%78%68%25%81%N/A
422

Hobe Sound Bible College

12 to 156%75%N/AN/A55%11%
423

McKendree University

14 to 156%71%63%19%75%9%
424

Marian University

13 to 156%80%56%15%66%6%
425

Northwest Iowa Community College

12 to 156%75%N/AN/A30%11%
426

Midway University

15 to 156%78%46%18%86%N/A
427

Berklee College of Music

11 to 156%87%29%12%53%12%
428

Framingham State University

15 to 156%74%71%18%57%7%
429

University of Massachusetts-Lowell

17 to 156%86%57%15%55%N/A
430

Lawrence Technological University

12 to 156%81%55%16%51%7%
431

Augsburg College

12 to 156%79%59%16%82%5%
432

Crown College

18 to 156%68%53%15%80%6%
433

University of Nebraska at Kearney

14 to 156%80%85%37%71%N/A
434

SUNY Maritime College

17 to 156%87%68%25%54%8%
435

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

17 to 156%77%59%26%55%N/A
436

The University of Findlay

16 to 156%78%76%23%92%N/A
437

Kent State University at Kent

21 to 156%81%85%27%68%12%
438

Chatham University

10 to 156%76%55%14%64%3%
439

Norwich University

12 to 156%74%57%18%93%N/A
440

University of Alabama at Birmingham

18 to 155%79%60%21%58%N/A
441

University of North Florida

18 to 155%80%57%14%61%8%
442

Morningside College

13 to 155%74%56%8%96%N/A
443

MidAmerica Nazarene University

7 to 155%74%61%21%85%7%
444

Avila University

10 to 155%74%51%10%78%9%
445

Stephens College

10 to 155%72%68%16%100%9%
446

Multnomah University

13 to 155%70%59%29%90%3%
447

North Greenville University

14 to 155%73%58%34%91%6%
448

Lipscomb University

12 to 155%84%61%20%73%5%
449

Shenandoah University

10 to 155%77%82%22%59%7%
450

University of Wyoming

14 to 155%77%96%36%71%N/A
451

Anderson University

11 to 154%75%60%16%89%5%
452

Notre Dame of Maryland University

12 to 154%79%52%11%59%8%
453

Lesley University

10 to 154%80%67%12%75%4%
454

Andrews University

9 to 154%80%39%12%84%7%
455

Kettering University

14 to 154%93%70%18%93%N/A
456

William Carey University

13 to 154%81%57%23%85%N/A
457

Evangel University

14 to 154%71%61%24%95%7%
458

Fontbonne University

11 to 154%79%97%36%76%10%
459

CUNY Brooklyn College

15 to 154%82%37%7%60%7%
460

CUNY Hunter College

11 to 154%83%39%8%56%5%
461

University of North Dakota

21 to 154%81%82%39%51%N/A
462

North Dakota State University-Main Campus

18 to 154%78%94%48%56%3%
463

South Dakota State University

17 to 154%76%92%44%58%5%
464

Wheeling Jesuit University

11 to 154%72%61%15%79%N/A
465

University of Wisconsin-Platteville

22 to 154%75%94%46%47%N/A
466

Spring Hill College

14 to 153%81%41%6%99%8%
467

Stevenson University

14 to 153%80%60%13%81%N/A
468

University of Michigan-Dearborn

15 to 153%80%62%18%63%N/A
469

Monroe College

18 to 153%78%45%28%92%10%
470

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

19 to 153%83%63%21%52%N/A
471

Queens University of Charlotte

9 to 153%74%67%13%86%7%
472

Northwest Christian University

12 to 153%69%68%23%91%N/A
473

Old Dominion University

19 to 153%82%83%31%55%N/A
474

West Virginia Junior College-Morgantown

25 to 153%69%N/AN/A88%N/A
475

Northern Arizona University

18 to 152%74%77%17%64%9%
476

North Florida Community College

17 to 152%70%N/AN/A60%N/A
477

North Park University

11 to 152%75%49%9%89%8%
478

Graceland University-Lamoni

16 to 152%62%48%13%82%9%
479

Louisiana Tech University

23 to 152%80%64%31%72%8%
480

Cleary University

11 to 152%65%72%46%100%7%
481

Spring Arbor University

11 to 152%79%69%19%88%N/A
482

William Woods University

11 to 152%75%73%21%90%N/A
483

Gardner-Webb University

13 to 152%73%53%12%58%10%
484

Muskingum University

14 to 152%74%74%18%83%6%
485

University of South Dakota

17 to 152%77%74%31%54%N/A
486

Central Washington University

20 to 152%79%82%34%56%7%
487

The Baptist College of Florida

11 to 151%76%52%29%97%N/A
488

Buena Vista University

9 to 151%78%68%16%85%7%
489

Frostburg State University

16 to 151%76%63%24%56%10%
490

Alvernia University

12 to 151%76%74%24%87%8%
491

Trevecca Nazarene University

17 to 151%77%73%31%77%6%
492

Viterbo University

11 to 151%78%66%20%85%N/A
493

California State University-San Marcos

24 to 151%81%54%16%69%5%
494

Georgia Southern University

21 to 150%82%60%35%67%9%
495

Concordia University-Chicago

15 to 150%62%50%7%89%4%
496

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

6 to 150%74%59%26%83%N/A
497

New York School of Interior Design

10 to 150%80%42%8%29%N/A
498

Saint Elizabeth College of Nursing

8 to 150%100%50%39%67%4%
499

SUNY College of Technology at Alfred

18 to 150%88%57%22%80%N/A
500

California University of Pennsylvania

21 to 150%77%85%26%62%8%

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