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
Webb Institute

Glen Cove, NY

92%
Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME

91%
Carleton College

Northfield, MN

91%
Williams College

Williamstown, MA

91%
College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, MA

90%
Columbia University

New York, NY

90%
Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

89%
Davidson College

Davidson, NC

89%
Georgetown University

Washington, DC

89%
Haverford College

Haverford, PA

89%
Lafayette College

Easton, PA

89%
Pomona College

Claremont, CA

89%
University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

89%
Yale University

New Haven, CT

89%
Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH

88%
Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

88%
Middlebury College

Middlebury, VT

88%
Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

88%
Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA

88%
Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

88%
Beacon College

Leesburg, FL

87%
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%
Amherst College

Amherst, MA

86%
Brandeis University

Waltham, MA

86%
Bucknell University

Lewisburg, PA

86%
Colby College

Waterville, ME

86%
Grinnell College

Grinnell, IA

86%
Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

86%
Macalester College

St. Paul, MN

86%
Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

86%
Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PA

86%
University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

86%
Vassar College

Poughkeepsie, NY

86%
Babson College

Babson Park, MA

85%
Bates College

Lewiston, ME

85%
Colgate University

Hamilton, NY

85%
Hamilton College

Clinton, NY

85%
Scripps College

Claremont, CA

85%
Soka University of America

Aliso Viejo, CA

85%
Villanova University

Villanova, PA

85%

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