Schools Ranked by Graduation RatePage 6

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
501

Carlow University

11 to 150%77%81%24%87%5%
502

Southern Wesleyan University

18 to 150%69%62%22%80%12%
503

Columbia College

13 to 150%76%89%36%81%9%
504

John A Gupton College

15 to 150%83%77%59%63%13%
505

Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary

3 to 150%N/A70%70%90%N/A
506

Simpson University

9 to 149%74%52%14%94%6%
507

Northwest Nazarene University

15 to 149%77%56%17%80%N/A
508

Minnesota State University-Mankato

23 to 149%74%67%24%48%6%
509

Daniel Webster College

16 to 149%68%62%18%70%8%
510

College of Saint Elizabeth

10 to 149%71%63%13%66%8%
511

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

12 to 149%75%24%21%73%6%
512

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

17 to 149%74%60%15%69%N/A
513

Oklahoma Christian University

13 to 149%79%59%17%96%8%
514

Clarion University of Pennsylvania

18 to 149%73%96%43%62%8%
515

Anderson University

16 to 149%73%55%20%87%9%
516

Sam Houston State University

21 to 149%80%73%29%69%11%
517

Utah State University

22 to 149%71%97%29%56%6%
518

Regent University

28 to 149%80%84%25%84%N/A
519

Brenau University

11 to 148%59%66%9%78%7%
520

University of Illinois at Springfield

14 to 148%77%63%18%65%N/A
521

Concordia University-Portland

17 to 148%74%51%8%100%N/A
522

Colorado Christian University

15 to 147%79%N/AN/A54%6%
523

The University of West Florida

22 to 147%72%42%19%63%N/A
524

Toccoa Falls College

13 to 147%66%45%20%93%N/A
525

Chaminade University of Honolulu

11 to 147%74%82%28%81%9%
526

Belhaven University

11 to 147%67%51%9%93%6%
527

Liberty University

18 to 147%75%22%10%84%N/A
528

University of Charleston

14 to 147%66%52%16%89%12%
529

Maharishi University of Management

11 to 146%90%37%25%68%N/A
530

Clear Creek Baptist Bible College

12 to 146%80%N/AN/A90%N/A
531

Concordia University-Saint Paul

16 to 146%70%55%15%66%6%
532

Grace University

12 to 146%93%59%32%86%5%
533

Oregon Institute of Technology

19 to 146%78%57%23%47%N/A
534

The University of Texas at Arlington

25 to 146%71%66%26%54%N/A
535

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

23 to 146%75%85%37%47%N/A
536

Saint Leo University

15 to 145%71%73%17%65%10%
537

Cumberland University

16 to 145%70%49%29%87%11%
538

King University

16 to 145%73%44%17%71%8%
539

University of Memphis

14 to 145%77%40%13%76%N/A
540

Nova Southeastern University

16 to 144%80%59%15%83%N/A
541

Maranatha Baptist University

13 to 144%77%69%55%65%N/A
542

Fort Hays State University

16 to 143%70%86%41%44%7%
543

Park University

17 to 143%59%40%11%37%10%
544

Rivier University

18 to 143%77%57%11%60%N/A
545

SUNY College of Technology at Delhi

16 to 143%75%54%16%65%13%
546

Pfeiffer University

12 to 143%69%47%10%75%8%
547

Minot State University

12 to 143%75%57%41%59%N/A
548

Hope International University

14 to 142%91%34%12%82%N/A
549

Utica College

11 to 142%70%83%13%76%8%
550

Texas A & M University-Commerce

20 to 142%73%47%15%73%N/A
551

Jacksonville University

14 to 141%68%54%12%68%10%
552

Friends University

11 to 141%74%58%22%87%10%
553

University of Saint Mary

8 to 141%75%49%14%63%N/A
554

Piedmont International University

7 to 141%74%24%19%68%N/A
555

Valley City State University

11 to 141%71%86%52%56%N/A
556

Southwestern Assemblies of God University

14 to 141%74%28%20%87%N/A
557

Texas Woman's University

18 to 141%76%86%24%67%8%
558

Nazarene Bible College

9 to 140%100%N/AN/A49%13%
559

Warner University

17 to 140%72%51%36%99%N/A
560

Southeastern University

20 to 139%67%46%26%77%9%
561

University of West Georgia

20 to 139%72%57%31%73%9%
562

Wilson College

10 to 139%73%45%10%71%N/A
563

Dakota State University

18 to 138%74%81%38%39%9%
564

Siena Heights University

12 to 137%72%77%17%71%6%
565

Capitol Technology University

12 to 135%87%97%23%71%7%
566

American Sentinel University

20 to 1N/A100%N/AN/A22%N/A
567

Grace College of Divinity

6 to 1N/A83%53%50%24%N/A
568

Midwives College of Utah

5 to 1N/A100%100%100%30%N/A
569

Touro University Worldwide

13 to 1N/A100%N/AN/A76%4%
570

Unitek College

16 to 1N/A100%N/AN/A20%N/A
571

University of Florida-Online

35 to 1N/A88%56%51%55%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