Schools Ranked by Graduation Rate Page 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.

Rank School Student to
Faculty Ratio
Graduation
Rate
Retention
Rate
Acceptance
Rate
Enrollment
Rate
Institutional
Aid Rate
Default
Rate
101

University of California-Santa Cruz

18 to 1 78% 88% 50% 8% 74% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
102

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

18 to 1 78% 91% 58% 12% 69% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
103

Marist College

16 to 1 78% 91% 45% 13% 75% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
104

Elizabethtown College

12 to 1 78% 82% 71% 15% 99% 3% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
105

Bethesda University

10 to 1 77% 68% N/A N/A 58% 2% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
106

Colorado School of Mines

16 to 1 77% 94% 38% 9% 68% 3% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
107

University of Denver

11 to 1 77% 86% 73% 9% 80% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
108

Indiana University-Bloomington

17 to 1 77% 89% 78% 23% 59% 5% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
109

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

13 to 1 77% 93% 58% 13% 95% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
110

Taylor University

12 to 1 77% 87% 85% 30% 84% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
111

Luther College

12 to 1 77% 85% 67% 16% 97% 3% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
112

Michigan State University

17 to 1 77% 92% 66% 23% 51% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
113

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

17 to 1 77% 93% 45% 13% 50% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
114

Messiah College

12 to 1 77% 88% 79% 28% 97% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
115

University of Vermont

15 to 1 77% 86% 71% 9% 77% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
116

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

22 to 1 76% 93% 31% 11% 55% 3% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
117

Quinnipiac University

12 to 1 76% 87% 74% 8% 83% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
118

Augustana College

12 to 1 76% 86% 49% 10% 97% 5% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
119

Hope College

11 to 1 76% 88% 72% 18% 87% 3% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
120

University of St Thomas

14 to 1 76% 89% 84% 26% 91% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
121

Ithaca College

11 to 1 76% 86% 67% 11% 88% 3% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
122

Texas Christian University

13 to 1 76% 90% 43% 11% 66% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
123

Saint Michael's College

11 to 1 76% 87% 76% 10% 98% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
124

Point Loma Nazarene University

15 to 1 75% 84% 71% 21% 82% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
125

Drake University

13 to 1 75% 88% 67% 12% 94% 3% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
126

Emmaus Bible College

9 to 1 75% 83% 35% 14% 95% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
127

Fashion Institute of Technology

17 to 1 75% 90% 41% 27% 41% 7% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
128

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

16 to 1 75% 85% 52% 20% 76% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
129

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

15 to 1 75% 93% 50% 20% 54% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
130

Augustana University

10 to 1 75% 84% 65% 25% 97% 3% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
131

Whitworth University

11 to 1 75% 95% 62% 13% 94% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
132

Purdue University-Main Campus

12 to 1 75% 92% 59% 15% 51% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
133

American Medical Academy

6 to 1 75% 83% N/A N/A 18% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
134

Samford University

12 to 1 74% 89% 93% 26% 88% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
135

Bradley University

12 to 1 74% 86% 66% 10% 94% 3% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
136

Loyola University Chicago

14 to 1 74% 86% 71% 10% 83% 5% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
137

Simmons College

7 to 1 74% 85% 58% 10% 91% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
138

Calvin College

13 to 1 74% 86% 74% 25% 95% 3% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
139

Bethel University

12 to 1 74% 84% 95% 40% 89% 3% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
140

Ramapo College of New Jersey

17 to 1 74% 86% 53% 13% 43% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
141

University at Buffalo

13 to 1 74% 88% 60% 15% 55% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
142

Xavier University

11 to 1 74% 83% 72% 11% 92% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
143

Duquesne University

13 to 1 74% 85% 76% 20% 92% 3% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
144

Lebanon Valley College

11 to 1 74% 85% 72% 14% 94% 3% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
145

Auburn University

19 to 1 73% 90% 78% 25% 53% 6% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
146

University of California-Riverside

19 to 1 73% 91% 56% 11% 84% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
147

Regis University

14 to 1 73% 79% 66% 10% 54% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
148

DePaul University

16 to 1 73% 84% 72% 13% 80% 6% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
149

Illinois Institute of Technology

13 to 1 73% 87% 53% 11% 89% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
150

Illinois State University

18 to 1 73% 82% 88% 30% 50% 4% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
151

Assumption College

12 to 1 73% 83% 76% 12% 92% 4% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
152

Concordia College at Moorhead

11 to 1 73% 82% 78% 23% 96% 2% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
153

Martin Luther College

12 to 1 73% 83% 78% 66% 94% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
154

Truman State University

16 to 1 73% 89% 79% 32% 80% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
155

Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health

12 to 1 73% 81% 34% 19% 72% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
156

Stockton University

17 to 1 73% 87% 64% 21% 56% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
157

Houghton College

12 to 1 73% 84% 95% 35% 97% 4% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
158

Nazareth College

9 to 1 73% 84% 76% 14% 97% 4% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
159

SUNY College at Cortland

16 to 1 73% 78% 51% 11% 61% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
160

State University of New York at New Paltz

15 to 1 73% 89% 42% 7% 53% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
161

John Carroll University

13 to 1 73% 85% 82% 19% 97% 4% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
162

Juniata College

13 to 1 73% 86% 77% 14% 92% 2% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
163

Lancaster Bible College

14 to 1 73% 79% 68% 42% 90% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
164

Saint Norbert College

13 to 1 73% 82% 78% 16% 94% 3% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
165

University of Redlands

14 to 1 72% 85% 68% 11% 81% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
166

University of Iowa

15 to 1 72% 85% 81% 20% 58% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
167

MCPHS University

16 to 1 72% 84% 87% 16% 87% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
168

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

9 to 1 72% 92% 71% 23% 55% 7% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
169

Massachusetts Maritime Academy

16 to 1 72% 93% 74% 47% 52% 5% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
170

Clarkson University

14 to 1 72% 88% 68% 11% 96% 3% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
171

Manhattan College

13 to 1 72% 84% 67% 11% 87% 4% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
172

Saint John Fisher College

12 to 1 72% 86% 62% 12% 96% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
173

Pamlico Community College

9 to 1 72% 76% N/A N/A 39% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
174

Cedarville University

13 to 1 72% 86% 74% 26% 88% 2% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
175

Mount Carmel College of Nursing

13 to 1 72% 85% 82% 54% 50% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
176

Misericordia University

12 to 1 72% 85% 71% 22% 83% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
177

University of the Sciences

10 to 1 72% 90% 58% 9% 84% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
178

Saint Francis University

14 to 1 72% 87% 74% 22% 84% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
179

Salve Regina University

13 to 1 72% 86% 73% 12% 81% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
180

University of South Carolina-Columbia

19 to 1 72% 87% 65% 20% 71% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
181

University of San Francisco

14 to 1 71% 83% 64% 8% 61% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
182

University of Colorado Boulder

18 to 1 71% 86% 80% 20% 43% 4% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
183

Iowa State University

19 to 1 71% 87% 87% 33% 67% 5% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
184

Endicott College

14 to 1 71% 86% 73% 20% 77% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
185

Merrimack College

13 to 1 71% 83% 79% 11% 89% 4% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
186

Maryville University of Saint Louis

13 to 1 71% 89% 72% 26% 68% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
187

Rockhurst University

12 to 1 71% 85% 74% 12% 68% 6% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
188

Saint Louis University

11 to 1 71% 90% 63% 12% 54% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
189

Clarkson College

13 to 1 71% 71% 52% 39% 60% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
190

Appalachian State University

16 to 1 71% 86% 66% 23% 45% 4% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
191

University of North Carolina Wilmington

17 to 1 71% 85% 61% 18% 53% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
192

University of Oregon

19 to 1 71% 88% 74% 19% 60% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
193

Pacific University

11 to 1 71% 77% 79% 16% 93% 3% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
194

Susquehanna University

12 to 1 71% 89% 76% 13% 98% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
195

Temple University

14 to 1 71% 90% 56% 17% 72% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
196

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

19 to 1 71% 88% 59% 19% 43% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
197

Seattle Pacific University

15 to 1 71% 87% 82% 13% 93% 3% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
198

Western Washington University

18 to 1 71% 82% 82% 28% 48% N/A N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
199

Provo College

12 to 1 71% 100% N/A N/A 74% 18% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/A
200

Biola University

15 to 1 70% 85% 70% 21% 91% 3% N/A N/A
,
N/AN/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