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
Hillsdale College

Hillsdale, MI

65%
Pennsylvania State University—​University Park

University Park, PA

65%
San Francisco Conservatory of Music

San Francisco, CA

65%
St. Norbert College

De Pere, WI

65%
University of New Hampshire

Durham, NH

65%
University of San Diego

San Diego, CA

65%
University of Vermont

Burlington, VT

65%
Washington College

Chestertown, MD

65%
Whitworth University

Spokane, WA

65%
Asbury University

Wilmore, KY

64%
Bethel University

St. Paul, MN

64%
Dordt College

Sioux Center, IA

64%
Spelman College

Atlanta, GA

64%
University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

64%
Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH

63%
Concordia College—​Moorhead

Moorhead, MN

63%
Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA

63%
Hampden-​Sydney College

Hampden-Sydney, VA

63%
Hanover College

Hanover, IN

63%
Hendrix College

Conway, AR

63%
Maryland Institute College of Art

Baltimore, MD

63%
University of Maryland—​College Park

College Park, MD

63%
University of St. Thomas

St. Paul, MN

63%
Albion College

Albion, MI

62%
The Catholic University of America

Washington, DC

62%
Central College

Pella, IA

62%
Earlham College

Richmond, IN

62%
James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA

62%
King's College

Wilkes-Barre, PA

62%
Lake Forest College

Lake Forest, IL

62%
Mount St. Mary's University

Emmitsburg, MD

62%
Niagara University

Niagara University, NY

62%
Rollins College

Winter Park, FL

62%
Seattle University

Seattle, WA

62%
St. Vincent College

Latrobe, PA

62%
University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

62%
Valparaiso University

Valparaiso, IN

62%
Cedarville University

Cedarville, OH

61%
Doane College

Crete, NE

61%
Nazareth College

Rochester, NY

61%
Ohio Wesleyan University

Delaware, OH

61%
Point Loma Nazarene University

San Diego, CA

61%
Presbyterian College

Clinton, SC

61%
St. Louis University

St. Louis, MO

61%
Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar, VA

61%
Tulane University

New Orleans, LA

61%
University of Denver

Denver, CO

61%
University of Redlands

Redlands, CA

61%
William Jewell College

Liberty, MO

61%
Wittenberg University

Springfield, OH

61%

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