Schools With High Graduation Rates

carletonAs you continue to finalize your college list and contemplate which school is your first choice, you may want to consider graduation rates. It can be often overlooked, but obstacles such as illness or financial distress can and delay graduation.

According to one study, 59% of students who started at four-year schools in the fall of 2006 graduated by 2012. Please find the ten schools with the highest graduation rates below, and see this article for more details. Kudos to Carleton College for topping the list!

School name (state) 4-year graduation rate U.S. News rank and category
Carleton College (MN) 91% 8 (tie), National Liberal Arts Colleges
Georgetown University (DC) 91% 21 (tie), National Universities
University of Notre Dame (IN) 90.7% 18 (tie), National Universities
Columbia University (NY) 90.3% 4 (tie), National Universities
Davidson College (NC) 90.2% 9 (tie), National Liberal Arts Colleges
Princeton University (NJ) 90.2% 1, National Universities
Washington University in St. Louis 90.2% 15 (tie), National Universities
College of the Holy Cross (MA) 90.1% 32 (tie), National Liberal Arts Colleges
Pomona College (CA) 90.1% 4 (tie), National Liberal Arts Colleges
Colgate University (NY) 89.7% 19 (tie), National Liberal Arts Colleges