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
Barnard College

New York, NY

84%
Denison University

Granville, OH

84%
Emory University

Atlanta, GA

84%
Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, CA

84%
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

84%
Providence College

Providence, RI

84%
Rice University

Houston, TX

84%
Skidmore College

Saratoga Springs, NY

84%
Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA

84%
Brown University

Providence, RI

83%
College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, VA

83%
Colorado College

Colorado Springs, CO

83%
St. Olaf College

Northfield, MN

83%
Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC

83%
Bentley University

Waltham, MA

82%
Connecticut College

New London, CT

82%
Gustavus Adolphus College

St. Peter, MN

82%
Muhlenberg College

Allentown, PA

82%
Curtis Institute of Music

Philadelphia, PA

81%
Dickinson College

Carlisle, PA

81%
Smith College

Northampton, MA

81%
Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA

80%
Occidental College

Los Angeles, CA

80%
Pitzer College

Claremont, CA

80%
Rhodes College

Memphis, TN

80%
Stanford University

Stanford, CA

80%
Whitman College

Walla Walla, WA

80%
Boston University

Boston, MA

79%
California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA

79%
Emerson College

Boston, MA

79%
Franklin and Marshall College

Lancaster, PA

79%
Furman University

Greenville, SC

79%
Loyola University Maryland

Baltimore, MD

79%
Mount Holyoke College

South Hadley, MA

79%
New York University

New York, NY

79%
Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

79%
Stonehill College

Easton, MA

79%
United States Coast Guard Academy

New London, CT

79%
Wofford College

Spartanburg, SC

79%
Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr, PA

78%
Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT

78%
Grove City College

Grove City, PA

78%
Illinois Wesleyan University

Bloomington, IL

78%
Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA

78%
United States Air Force Academy

USAF Academy, CO

78%
United States Military Academy

West Point, NY

78%
Bryant University

Smithfield, RI

77%
Elon University

Elon, NC

77%
Fordham University

New York, NY

77%
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Needham, MA

77%

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