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Graduation Rate Comparison

The average graduation rate of best schools in California is 92.56% where 16,142 students out of 17,439 candidates have complete their courses and degrees. The rate is calculated as the total number of completers within 150% of normal time (for example, 6 years for 4 years BS program) divided by the candidates. The numbers in parenthesis() represent data by gender (men/women) for each cell respectively. The following table compares the graduation rates between best schools in California.
Among the best schools in California, Stanford University has the most highest graduation rate of 95.52%, while Scripps College has the lowest rate of 82.31%.
Graduation Rate Comparison Between Best Schools In California
RankName Graduation Rate
(Men/Women)
Completers
(Men/Women)
Candidates
(Men/Women)
1Stanford University95.52%
(93.89% / 97.18%)
1,642
(814 / 828)
1,719
(867 / 852)
2California Institute of Technology92.92%
(91.47% / 94.59%)
223
(118 / 105)
240
(129 / 111)
3Pomona College92.98%
(92.15% / 93.75%)
371
(176 / 195)
399
(191 / 208)
4Claremont McKenna College92.71%
(91.48% / 94.01%)
318
(161 / 157)
343
(176 / 167)
5University of California-Los Angeles92.13%
(90.36% / 93.41%)
5,221
(2,146 / 3,075)
5,667
(2,375 / 3,292)
6University of California-Berkeley92.81%
(91.86% / 93.70%)
5,114
(2,439 / 2,675)
5,510
(2,655 / 2,855)
7University of Southern California92.01%
(90.57% / 93.29%)
2,708
(1,249 / 1,459)
2,943
(1,379 / 1,564)
8Harvey Mudd College94.39%
(92.98% / 96.00%)
202
(106 / 96)
214
(114 / 100)
9Soka University of America90.55%
(90.24% / 90.70%)
115
(37 / 78)
127
(41 / 86)
10Scripps College82.31%
(0.00% / 82.31%)
228
(0 / 228)
277
(0 / 277)
Average92.56%
(91.41% / 93.52%)
16,142
(7,246 / 8,896)
17,439
(7,927 / 9,512)

Transfer-out Rate Comparison

The average transfer-out rate of best schools in California is 2.90% where 239 students have transferred out from schools out of 8,239 graduation candidates. The transfer-out rate is calculated as the number of transfer-out students divided by total number of graduation candidates. The following table compares the transfer-out rates between best schools in California.
Among the best schools in California, Stanford University has the lowest transfer-out rate of 0.64%, while Harvey Mudd College has the highest rate of 4.67% (more students transferred out from the school).
Transfer-out Rate Comparison Between Best Schools In California
RankNameTransfer-out Rate
(Men/Women)
Transfer-out
(Men/Women)
Total Students
(Men/Women)
1Stanford University0.64%
(0.69% / 0.59%)
11
(6 / 5)
1,719
(867 / 852)
2California Institute of Technology1.67%
(3.10% / 0.00%)
4
(4 / 0)
240
(129 / 111)
3Pomona College2.51%
(4.19% / 0.96%)
10
(8 / 2)
399
(191 / 208)
4Claremont McKenna College0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
343
(176 / 167)
5University of California-Los Angeles3.60%
(3.83% / 3.43%)
204
(91 / 113)
5,667
(2,375 / 3,292)
6University of California-Berkeley0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
5,510
(2,655 / 2,855)
7University of Southern California0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
2,943
(1,379 / 1,564)
8Harvey Mudd College4.67%
(5.26% / 4.00%)
10
(6 / 4)
214
(114 / 100)
9Soka University of America0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
127
(41 / 86)
10Scripps College0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
277
(0 / 277)
Average2.90%
(3.13% / 2.72%)
239
(115 / 124)
8,239
(3,676 / 4,563)

Retention Rate Comparison

The average retention rate of best schools in California is 90.00% for full-time students and 83.50% for part-time students. Retention rate is the percentage of a school's first-time, first-year undergraduate students who continue at that school the next year (Sophomore year). The following table compares the retention rates between best schools in California.
Among the best schools in California, University of California-Los Angeles has the most highest retention rate of 96%, while Scripps College has the lowest rate of 80%.
Retention Rate Comparison Between Best Schools In California
RankNameFull-timePart-time
1 Stanford University86%-
2 California Institute of Technology94%-
3 Pomona College86%-
4 Claremont McKenna College87%-
5 University of California-Los Angeles96%73%
6 University of California-Berkeley96%94%
7 University of Southern California91%-
8 Harvey Mudd College92%-
9 Soka University of America92%-
10 Scripps College80%-
Average90.00% 83.50%
The ranking data is provided by CollegeEvaluator. We compare the schools that ranked top 10 in Californiaand in top 500 ranking for all colleges and universities in United States.