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
Centre College

Danville, KY

87%
Claremont McKenna College

Claremont, CA

87%
Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

87%
Duke University

Durham, NC

87%
Kenyon College

Gambier, OH

87%
Tufts University

Medford, MA

87%
United States Naval Academy

Annapolis, MD

87%
University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

87%
University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA

87%
Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

87%
Wesleyan University

Middletown, CT

87%

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