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
Yeshiva University

New York, NY

61%
Calvin College

Grand Rapids, MI

60%
Coe College

Cedar Rapids, IA

60%
Gordon College

Wenham, MA

60%
Linfield College

McMinnville, OR

60%
Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, IL

60%
Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

60%
Ramapo College of New Jersey

Mahwah, NJ

60%
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, NY

60%
University of Dallas

Irving, TX

60%
University of Dayton

Dayton, OH

60%
University of North Carolina School of the Arts

Winston-Salem, NC

60%
Wagner College

Staten Island, NY

60%
Wartburg College

Waverly, IA

60%
Arcadia University

Glenside, PA

59%
Bennington College

Bennington, VT

59%
California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA

59%
Columbia International University

Columbia, SC

59%
Gwynedd-​Mercy College

Gwynedd Valley, PA

59%
Mercyhurst University

Erie, PA

59%
Rockhurst University

Kansas City, MO

59%
School of Visual Arts

New York, NY

59%
Simpson College

Indianola, IA

59%
Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

59%
Westminster College

Fulton, MO

59%
Canisius College

Buffalo, NY

58%
Cleveland Institute of Music

Cleveland, OH

58%
College of Charleston

Charleston, SC

58%
Hiram College

Hiram, OH

58%
Houghton College

Houghton, NY

58%
Indiana Wesleyan University

Marion, IN

58%
John Brown University

Siloam Springs, AR

58%
La Salle University

Philadelphia, PA

58%
Le Moyne College

Syracuse, NY

58%
Milligan College

Milligan College, TN

58%
Ripon College

Ripon, WI

58%
Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, CT

58%
Salem College

Winston-Salem, NC

58%
Simmons College

Boston, MA

58%
Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX

58%
Agnes Scott College

Decatur, GA

57%
Champlain College

Burlington, VT

57%
Clemson University

Clemson, SC

57%
College of Our Lady of the Elms

Chicopee, MA

57%
College of St. Scholastica

Duluth, MN

57%
Elmhurst College

Elmhurst, IL

57%
Goucher College

Baltimore, MD

57%
Lycoming College

Williamsport, PA

57%
Merrimack College

North Andover, MA

57%
North Central College

Naperville, IL

57%

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