Highest 4-Year Graduation Rates

Most students enter college with a four-year plan, but changing or adding majors, retaking classes or taking time off for personal reasons can quickly extend that plan to five or even six years. While getting the most out of your college experience is important, taking additional semesters to earn your degree often means paying more in tuition and fees. The following schools had the highest proportion of students who graduated in four years, based on students who started in fall 2006.

School 4-year graduation rate
Gonzaga University

Spokane, WA

70%
Ithaca College

Ithaca, NY

70%
Messiah College

Mechanicsburg, PA

70%
Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH

70%
Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, RI

70%
Rose-​Hulman Institute of Technology

Terre Haute, IN

70%
Susquehanna University

Selinsgrove, PA

70%
Washington and Jefferson College

Washington, PA

70%
Knox College

Galesburg, IL

69%
Lewis & Clark College

Portland, OR

69%
Salve Regina University

Newport, RI

69%
Siena College

Loudonville, NY

69%
St. John's University

Collegeville, MN

69%
Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

69%
Taylor University

Upland, IN

69%
University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign

Champaign, IL

69%
University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, VA

69%
University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL

69%
University of Puget Sound

Tacoma, WA

69%
Wabash College

Crawfordsville, IN

69%
Willamette University

Salem, OR

69%
Beloit College

Beloit, WI

68%
Binghamton University—​SUNY

Binghamton, NY

68%
Creighton University

Omaha, NE

68%
Endicott College

Beverly, MA

68%

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