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Graduation Comparison Between California Colleges

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Graduation Rate Comparison

The average graduation rate of Colleges in California is 70.45% where 96,659 students out of 137,200 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 Colleges in California.
Among the Colleges in California, Stanford University has the most highest graduation rate of 95.23%, while University of Arizona Global Campus has the lowest rate of 7.99%.
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Graduation Rate Comparison Between Colleges In California
Name Graduation Rate
(Men/Women)
Completers
(Men/Women)
Candidates
(Men/Women)
Academy of Art University47.89%
(40.14% / 53.89%)
317
(116 / 201)
662
(289 / 373)
Art Center College of Design71.43%
(66.20% / 75.26%)
120
(47 / 73)
168
(71 / 97)
Azusa Pacific University66.22%
(58.73% / 70.21%)
688
(212 / 476)
1,039
(361 / 678)
Bethesda University24.00%
(15.69% / 41.67%)
18
(8 / 10)
75
(51 / 24)
Biola University71.40%
(66.98% / 73.64%)
674
(213 / 461)
944
(318 / 626)
California Baptist University61.95%
(56.56% / 65.47%)
656
(237 / 419)
1,059
(419 / 640)
California College of the Arts67.03%
(52.87% / 73.66%)
183
(46 / 137)
273
(87 / 186)
California Institute of Technology91.56%
(91.11% / 92.22%)
206
(123 / 83)
225
(135 / 90)
California Lutheran University70.86%
(64.44% / 75.23%)
394
(145 / 249)
556
(225 / 331)
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo83.09%
(79.85% / 86.45%)
3,861
(1,890 / 1,971)
4,647
(2,367 / 2,280)
Alliant International University-San Diego20.00%
(25.00% / 18.18%)
3
(1 / 2)
15
(4 / 11)
California State University-Bakersfield46.29%
(41.76% / 49.18%)
649
(228 / 421)
1,402
(546 / 856)
California State University-Stanislaus57.26%
(55.04% / 58.41%)
686
(224 / 462)
1,198
(407 / 791)
California State University-San Bernardino58.74%
(52.67% / 62.72%)
1,559
(553 / 1,006)
2,654
(1,050 / 1,604)
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona67.40%
(63.11% / 72.65%)
2,396
(1,235 / 1,161)
3,555
(1,957 / 1,598)
California State University-Chico65.15%
(60.28% / 68.90%)
1,894
(762 / 1,132)
2,907
(1,264 / 1,643)
California State University-Dominguez Hills47.51%
(36.84% / 53.37%)
611
(168 / 443)
1,286
(456 / 830)
California State University-Fresno57.54%
(50.59% / 62.16%)
1,949
(684 / 1,265)
3,387
(1,352 / 2,035)
California State University-Fullerton68.68%
(62.39% / 73.75%)
2,914
(1,183 / 1,731)
4,243
(1,896 / 2,347)
California State University-East Bay46.75%
(42.83% / 48.87%)
669
(215 / 454)
1,431
(502 / 929)
California State University-Long Beach73.33%
(67.51% / 77.34%)
3,107
(1,168 / 1,939)
4,237
(1,730 / 2,507)
California State University-Los Angeles52.40%
(45.65% / 57.09%)
1,646
(587 / 1,059)
3,141
(1,286 / 1,855)
California State University-Northridge54.62%
(47.44% / 60.54%)
2,977
(1,168 / 1,809)
5,450
(2,462 / 2,988)
California State University-Sacramento53.58%
(48.59% / 57.19%)
1,861
(708 / 1,153)
3,473
(1,457 / 2,016)
University of California-Berkeley92.34%
(90.77% / 93.70%)
5,015
(2,292 / 2,723)
5,431
(2,525 / 2,906)
University of California-Davis86.25%
(83.39% / 87.91%)
4,615
(1,647 / 2,968)
5,351
(1,975 / 3,376)
University of California-Irvine84.98%
(81.82% / 87.60%)
4,606
(2,007 / 2,599)
5,420
(2,453 / 2,967)
University of California-Los Angeles91.29%
(89.01% / 92.90%)
5,248
(2,121 / 3,127)
5,749
(2,383 / 3,366)
University of California-Riverside77.29%
(73.80% / 80.20%)
3,301
(1,434 / 1,867)
4,271
(1,943 / 2,328)
University of California-San Diego87.12%
(85.15% / 89.21%)
4,280
(2,156 / 2,124)
4,913
(2,532 / 2,381)
University of California-Santa Barbara83.98%
(82.22% / 85.37%)
3,968
(1,716 / 2,252)
4,725
(2,087 / 2,638)
University of California-Santa Cruz75.55%
(71.15% / 79.35%)
3,028
(1,322 / 1,706)
4,008
(1,858 / 2,150)
California Institute of the Arts66.49%
(62.32% / 68.91%)
125
(43 / 82)
188
(69 / 119)
California State University Maritime Academy60.68%
(59.88% / 64.71%)
125
(103 / 22)
206
(172 / 34)
Chapman University80.01%
(76.29% / 82.34%)
1,133
(415 / 718)
1,416
(544 / 872)
Charles R Drew University of Medicine and ScienceNo completers information available at the school.
Concordia University-Irvine59.09%
(58.46% / 59.46%)
208
(76 / 132)
352
(130 / 222)
San Diego Christian College47.96%
(38.00% / 58.33%)
47
(19 / 28)
98
(50 / 48)
Claremont McKenna College92.28%
(92.17% / 92.41%)
299
(153 / 146)
324
(166 / 158)
Cogswell University of Silicon Valley45.71%
(43.81% / 51.43%)
64
(46 / 18)
140
(105 / 35)
Columbia College Hollywood40.00%
(40.63% / 39.13%)
22
(13 / 9)
55
(32 / 23)
Design Institute of San Diego33.33%
(0.00% / 40.00%)
2
(0 / 2)
6
(1 / 5)
Dominican University of California74.33%
(65.71% / 77.49%)
194
(46 / 148)
261
(70 / 191)
Fresno Pacific University67.36%
(65.71% / 68.29%)
130
(46 / 84)
193
(70 / 123)
Harvey Mudd College92.71%
(92.08% / 93.41%)
178
(93 / 85)
192
(101 / 91)
Holy Names University38.64%
(27.27% / 50.00%)
34
(12 / 22)
88
(44 / 44)
Humboldt State University49.49%
(48.22% / 50.30%)
675
(258 / 417)
1,364
(535 / 829)
Humphreys University-Stockton and Modesto Campuses86.67%
(66.67% / 100.00%)
13
(4 / 9)
15
(6 / 9)
Interior Designers Institute50.00%
(0.00% / 50.00%)
1
(0 / 1)
2
(0 / 2)
American Jewish University33.33%
(20.00% / 42.86%)
4
(1 / 3)
12
(5 / 7)
Life Pacific University36.92%
(23.81% / 43.18%)
24
(5 / 19)
65
(21 / 44)
University of La Verne66.07%
(60.00% / 70.30%)
370
(138 / 232)
560
(230 / 330)
Laguna College of Art and Design66.67%
(60.87% / 69.77%)
44
(14 / 30)
66
(23 / 43)
Lincoln University80.00%
(71.43% / 100.00%)
16
(10 / 6)
20
(14 / 6)
Southern California SeminaryNo completers information available at the school.
La Sierra University59.28%
(65.93% / 54.07%)
182
(89 / 93)
307
(135 / 172)
The Master's University and Seminary63.92%
(65.35% / 62.37%)
124
(66 / 58)
194
(101 / 93)
Loyola Marymount University82.62%
(79.43% / 84.88%)
1,112
(444 / 668)
1,346
(559 / 787)
Marymount California University31.73%
(24.18% / 38.99%)
99
(37 / 62)
312
(153 / 159)
Menlo College53.55%
(38.54% / 70.11%)
98
(37 / 61)
183
(96 / 87)
Mills College64.74%
(0.00% / 64.74%)
112
(0 / 112)
173
(0 / 173)
Mount Saint Mary's University64.50%
(37.50% / 67.23%)
169
(9 / 160)
262
(24 / 238)
Musicians Institute50.00%
(55.56% / 42.86%)
8
(5 / 3)
16
(9 / 7)
National University46.43%
(46.67% / 46.15%)
13
(7 / 6)
28
(15 / 13)
Newschool of Architecture and Design40.00%
(30.00% / 53.33%)
14
(6 / 8)
35
(20 / 15)
Northwestern Polytechnic University33.33%
(33.33% / 0.00%)
2
(2 / 0)
6
(6 / 0)
Notre Dame de Namur University48.28%
(45.00% / 50.00%)
84
(27 / 57)
174
(60 / 114)
Occidental College83.64%
(79.57% / 86.73%)
455
(187 / 268)
544
(235 / 309)
Otis College of Art and Design73.11%
(77.42% / 71.59%)
174
(48 / 126)
238
(62 / 176)
Hope International University48.81%
(44.12% / 52.00%)
41
(15 / 26)
84
(34 / 50)
Pacific States UniversityNo completers information available at the school.
Pacific Union College51.18%
(45.83% / 55.65%)
108
(44 / 64)
211
(96 / 115)
University of the Pacific70.10%
(62.73% / 76.58%)
647
(271 / 376)
923
(432 / 491)
Pepperdine University88.55%
(85.82% / 90.53%)
580
(236 / 344)
655
(275 / 380)
Pitzer College83.21%
(79.66% / 86.00%)
223
(94 / 129)
268
(118 / 150)
Point Loma Nazarene University72.06%
(63.82% / 76.29%)
423
(127 / 296)
587
(199 / 388)
Pomona College93.99%
(93.28% / 94.79%)
422
(222 / 200)
449
(238 / 211)
University of Redlands71.22%
(63.90% / 76.58%)
527
(200 / 327)
740
(313 / 427)
San Diego State University75.96%
(72.64% / 78.50%)
3,630
(1,505 / 2,125)
4,779
(2,072 / 2,707)
University of San Diego80.48%
(79.20% / 81.33%)
907
(358 / 549)
1,127
(452 / 675)
San Francisco Art Institute39.24%
(30.56% / 46.51%)
31
(11 / 20)
79
(36 / 43)
San Francisco Conservatory of Music69.23%
(66.67% / 75.00%)
27
(18 / 9)
39
(27 / 12)
San Francisco State University55.21%
(48.47% / 59.63%)
2,004
(698 / 1,306)
3,630
(1,440 / 2,190)
University of San Francisco71.50%
(69.07% / 72.81%)
1,071
(364 / 707)
1,498
(527 / 971)
William Jessup University51.92%
(50.53% / 53.10%)
108
(48 / 60)
208
(95 / 113)
San Jose State University65.58%
(61.53% / 69.93%)
2,227
(1,083 / 1,144)
3,396
(1,760 / 1,636)
Santa Clara University91.95%
(90.35% / 93.51%)
1,210
(590 / 620)
1,316
(653 / 663)
Scripps College87.85%
(0.00% / 87.85%)
217
(0 / 217)
247
(0 / 247)
Shasta Bible College and Graduate School66.67%
(50.00% / 100.00%)
2
(1 / 1)
3
(2 / 1)
Simpson University42.50%
(28.57% / 52.11%)
51
(14 / 37)
120
(49 / 71)
Saint Mary's College of California73.34%
(67.37% / 77.51%)
421
(159 / 262)
574
(236 / 338)
Sonoma State University60.09%
(52.82% / 63.76%)
1,078
(318 / 760)
1,794
(602 / 1,192)
Vanguard University of Southern California62.62%
(58.49% / 64.73%)
196
(62 / 134)
313
(106 / 207)
Southern California Institute of Architecture76.47%
(69.57% / 90.91%)
26
(16 / 10)
34
(23 / 11)
University of Southern California91.67%
(90.22% / 92.94%)
2,829
(1,301 / 1,528)
3,086
(1,442 / 1,644)
Thomas Aquinas College84.27%
(79.07% / 89.13%)
75
(34 / 41)
89
(43 / 46)
Epic Bible College20.00%
(20.00% / 0.00%)
1
(1 / 0)
5
(5 / 0)
Westmont College72.00%
(65.79% / 76.23%)
270
(100 / 170)
375
(152 / 223)
Whittier College63.40%
(57.06% / 68.35%)
246
(97 / 149)
388
(170 / 218)
Woodbury University60.28%
(57.38% / 62.50%)
85
(35 / 50)
141
(61 / 80)
Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad West Coast Talmudical Seminary14.81%
(14.81% / 0.00%)
8
(8 / 0)
54
(54 / 0)
University of Arizona Global Campus7.99%
(6.02% / 8.95%)
198
(49 / 149)
2,478
(814 / 1,664)
Stanford University95.23%
(94.51% / 95.98%)
1,597
(809 / 788)
1,677
(856 / 821)
Brandman UniversityNo completers information available at the school.
California State University-San Marcos56.98%
(48.85% / 61.29%)
1,212
(360 / 852)
2,127
(737 / 1,390)
Southern California Institute of Technology64.89%
(64.23% / 75.00%)
85
(79 / 6)
131
(123 / 8)
Soka University of America87.00%
(86.05% / 87.72%)
87
(37 / 50)
100
(43 / 57)
World Mission University40.00%
(100.00% / 25.00%)
2
(1 / 1)
5
(1 / 4)
California State University-Monterey Bay60.46%
(58.90% / 61.31%)
783
(268 / 515)
1,295
(455 / 840)
American University of Health Sciences37.50%
(33.33% / 40.00%)
3
(1 / 2)
8
(3 / 5)
Los Angeles Film School47.90%
(48.28% / 47.00%)
354
(252 / 102)
739
(522 / 217)
California State University-Channel Islands55.44%
(51.46% / 57.10%)
515
(141 / 374)
929
(274 / 655)
University of Antelope Valley50.00%
(53.33% / 44.44%)
12
(8 / 4)
24
(15 / 9)
West Coast University-Los Angeles38.46%
(16.67% / 57.14%)
5
(1 / 4)
13
(6 / 7)
University of California-Merced68.69%
(65.70% / 71.59%)
1,062
(500 / 562)
1,546
(761 / 785)
Los Angeles College of Music44.44%
(42.86% / 50.00%)
4
(3 / 1)
9
(7 / 2)
United States UniversityNo completers information available at the school.
SAE Expression College44.35%
(38.98% / 62.26%)
102
(69 / 33)
230
(177 / 53)
SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary50.00%
(41.03% / 63.46%)
65
(32 / 33)
130
(78 / 52)
University of the West27.59%
(19.05% / 50.00%)
8
(4 / 4)
29
(21 / 8)
Providence Christian College29.17%
(21.43% / 40.00%)
7
(3 / 4)
24
(14 / 10)
Angeles College85.71%
(66.67% / 100.00%)
6
(2 / 4)
7
(3 / 4)
West Coast University-Orange County57.14%
(60.00% / 50.00%)
4
(3 / 1)
7
(5 / 2)
West Coast University-Ontario72.73%
(100.00% / 66.67%)
8
(2 / 6)
11
(2 / 9)
Touro University Worldwide33.33%
(0.00% / 33.33%)
1
(0 / 1)
3
(0 / 3)
New York Film Academy39.94%
(32.63% / 51.22%)
125
(62 / 63)
313
(190 / 123)
John Paul the Great Catholic University56.36%
(52.17% / 59.38%)
31
(12 / 19)
55
(23 / 32)
Los Angeles Pacific University25.00%
(0.00% / 28.57%)
2
(0 / 2)
8
(1 / 7)
Beverly Hills Design InstituteNo completers information available at the school.
California College San Diego66.67%
(57.14% / 80.00%)
16
(8 / 8)
24
(14 / 10)
Grace Mission University58.82%
(60.00% / 57.14%)
10
(6 / 4)
17
(10 / 7)
DeVry University-California26.09%
(25.27% / 27.14%)
42
(23 / 19)
161
(91 / 70)
University of Phoenix-California24.81%
(20.91% / 27.70%)
64
(23 / 41)
258
(110 / 148)
California College San Diego50.60%
(49.02% / 53.13%)
42
(25 / 17)
83
(51 / 32)
California Jazz ConservatoryNo completers information available at the school.
Hussian College-Los Angeles45.00%
(40.00% / 46.67%)
9
(2 / 7)
20
(5 / 15)
University of the People27.81%
(29.93% / 22.00%)
52
(41 / 11)
187
(137 / 50)
Presbyterian Theological Seminary in America50.00%
(66.67% / 0.00%)
2
(2 / 0)
4
(3 / 1)
Average70.45%
(67.03% / 73.08%)
96,659
(39,933 / 56,726)
137,200
(59,575 / 77,625)
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Transfer-out Rate Comparison

The average transfer-out rate of Colleges in California is 6.20% where 6,099 students have transferred out from schools out of 98,396 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 Colleges in California.
Among the Colleges in California, Westmont College has the lowest transfer-out rate of 0.27%, while Pacific States University has the highest rate of 100.00% (more students transferred out from the school).
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Transfer-out Rate Comparison Between Colleges In California
NameTransfer-out Rate
(Men/Women)
Transfer-out
(Men/Women)
Total Students
(Men/Women)
Academy of Art University17.22%
(18.34% / 16.35%)
114
(53 / 61)
662
(289 / 373)
Art Center College of Design0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
168
(71 / 97)
Azusa Pacific University0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
1,039
(361 / 678)
Bethesda University0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
75
(51 / 24)
Biola University0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
944
(318 / 626)
California Baptist University25.78%
(30.55% / 22.66%)
273
(128 / 145)
1,059
(419 / 640)
California College of the Arts0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
273
(87 / 186)
California Institute of Technology3.56%
(2.96% / 4.44%)
8
(4 / 4)
225
(135 / 90)
California Lutheran University21.22%
(25.78% / 18.13%)
118
(58 / 60)
556
(225 / 331)
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo1.61%
(1.35% / 1.89%)
75
(32 / 43)
4,647
(2,367 / 2,280)
Alliant International University-San Diego53.33%
(50.00% / 54.55%)
8
(2 / 6)
15
(4 / 11)
California State University-Bakersfield3.42%
(4.76% / 2.57%)
48
(26 / 22)
1,402
(546 / 856)
California State University-Stanislaus3.76%
(1.23% / 5.06%)
45
(5 / 40)
1,198
(407 / 791)
California State University-San Bernardino2.00%
(1.90% / 2.06%)
53
(20 / 33)
2,654
(1,050 / 1,604)
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona2.17%
(1.94% / 2.44%)
77
(38 / 39)
3,555
(1,957 / 1,598)
California State University-Chico4.68%
(3.64% / 5.48%)
136
(46 / 90)
2,907
(1,264 / 1,643)
California State University-Dominguez Hills3.89%
(4.61% / 3.49%)
50
(21 / 29)
1,286
(456 / 830)
California State University-Fresno1.68%
(1.18% / 2.01%)
57
(16 / 41)
3,387
(1,352 / 2,035)
California State University-Fullerton2.05%
(1.74% / 2.30%)
87
(33 / 54)
4,243
(1,896 / 2,347)
California State University-East Bay3.49%
(3.19% / 3.66%)
50
(16 / 34)
1,431
(502 / 929)
California State University-Long Beach2.17%
(1.73% / 2.47%)
92
(30 / 62)
4,237
(1,730 / 2,507)
California State University-Los Angeles2.23%
(1.63% / 2.64%)
70
(21 / 49)
3,141
(1,286 / 1,855)
California State University-Northridge6.20%
(6.17% / 6.22%)
338
(152 / 186)
5,450
(2,462 / 2,988)
California State University-Sacramento3.34%
(2.88% / 3.67%)
116
(42 / 74)
3,473
(1,457 / 2,016)
University of California-Berkeley0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
5,431
(2,525 / 2,906)
University of California-Davis0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
5,351
(1,975 / 3,376)
University of California-Irvine8.43%
(9.58% / 7.48%)
457
(235 / 222)
5,420
(2,453 / 2,967)
University of California-Los Angeles3.97%
(4.57% / 3.54%)
228
(109 / 119)
5,749
(2,383 / 3,366)
University of California-Riverside13.93%
(15.23% / 12.84%)
595
(296 / 299)
4,271
(1,943 / 2,328)
University of California-San Diego0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
4,913
(2,532 / 2,381)
University of California-Santa Barbara0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
4,725
(2,087 / 2,638)
University of California-Santa Cruz4.24%
(3.55% / 4.84%)
170
(66 / 104)
4,008
(1,858 / 2,150)
California Institute of the Arts0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
188
(69 / 119)
California State University Maritime Academy4.37%
(4.07% / 5.88%)
9
(7 / 2)
206
(172 / 34)
Chapman University0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
1,416
(544 / 872)
Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
1
(1 / 0)
Concordia University-Irvine0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
352
(130 / 222)
San Diego Christian College11.22%
(16.00% / 6.25%)
11
(8 / 3)
98
(50 / 48)
Claremont McKenna College5.25%
(4.82% / 5.70%)
17
(8 / 9)
324
(166 / 158)
Cogswell University of Silicon Valley5.00%
(3.81% / 8.57%)
7
(4 / 3)
140
(105 / 35)
Columbia College Hollywood0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
55
(32 / 23)
Design Institute of San Diego0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
6
(1 / 5)
Dominican University of California18.77%
(18.57% / 18.85%)
49
(13 / 36)
261
(70 / 191)
Fresno Pacific University0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
193
(70 / 123)
Harvey Mudd College5.73%
(5.94% / 5.49%)
11
(6 / 5)
192
(101 / 91)
Holy Names University2.27%
(0.00% / 4.55%)
2
(0 / 2)
88
(44 / 44)
Humboldt State University6.23%
(4.11% / 7.60%)
85
(22 / 63)
1,364
(535 / 829)
Humphreys University-Stockton and Modesto Campuses6.67%
(16.67% / 0.00%)
1
(1 / 0)
15
(6 / 9)
Interior Designers Institute0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
2
(0 / 2)
American Jewish University0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
12
(5 / 7)
Life Pacific University12.31%
(9.52% / 13.64%)
8
(2 / 6)
65
(21 / 44)
University of La Verne0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
560
(230 / 330)
Laguna College of Art and Design0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
66
(23 / 43)
Lincoln University20.00%
(28.57% / 0.00%)
4
(4 / 0)
20
(14 / 6)
Southern California Seminary0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
1
(1 / 0)
La Sierra University0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
307
(135 / 172)
The Master's University and Seminary3.61%
(3.96% / 3.23%)
7
(4 / 3)
194
(101 / 93)
Loyola Marymount University0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
1,346
(559 / 787)
Marymount California University19.55%
(20.26% / 18.87%)
61
(31 / 30)
312
(153 / 159)
Menlo College0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
183
(96 / 87)
Mills College0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
173
(0 / 173)
Mount Saint Mary's University29.39%
(54.17% / 26.89%)
77
(13 / 64)
262
(24 / 238)
Musicians Institute0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
16
(9 / 7)
National University7.14%
(6.67% / 7.69%)
2
(1 / 1)
28
(15 / 13)
Newschool of Architecture and Design0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
35
(20 / 15)
Northwestern Polytechnic University0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
6
(6 / 0)
Notre Dame de Namur University33.33%
(31.67% / 34.21%)
58
(19 / 39)
174
(60 / 114)
Occidental College11.95%
(13.62% / 10.68%)
65
(32 / 33)
544
(235 / 309)
Otis College of Art and Design0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
238
(62 / 176)
Hope International University0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
84
(34 / 50)
Pacific States University100.00%
(100.00% / 0.00%)
3
(3 / 0)
3
(3 / 0)
Pacific Union College36.02%
(40.63% / 32.17%)
76
(39 / 37)
211
(96 / 115)
University of the Pacific0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
923
(432 / 491)
Pepperdine University0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
655
(275 / 380)
Pitzer College0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
268
(118 / 150)
Point Loma Nazarene University22.83%
(30.15% / 19.07%)
134
(60 / 74)
587
(199 / 388)
Pomona College0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
449
(238 / 211)
University of Redlands7.57%
(7.67% / 7.49%)
56
(24 / 32)
740
(313 / 427)
San Diego State University1.74%
(1.45% / 1.96%)
83
(30 / 53)
4,779
(2,072 / 2,707)
University of San Diego0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
1,127
(452 / 675)
San Francisco Art Institute0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
79
(36 / 43)
San Francisco Conservatory of Music0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
39
(27 / 12)
San Francisco State University5.76%
(4.44% / 6.62%)
209
(64 / 145)
3,630
(1,440 / 2,190)
University of San Francisco20.09%
(19.17% / 20.60%)
301
(101 / 200)
1,498
(527 / 971)
William Jessup University0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
208
(95 / 113)
San Jose State University4.00%
(3.58% / 4.46%)
136
(63 / 73)
3,396
(1,760 / 1,636)
Santa Clara University0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
1,316
(653 / 663)
Scripps College0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
247
(0 / 247)
Shasta Bible College and Graduate School0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
3
(2 / 1)
Simpson University38.33%
(42.86% / 35.21%)
46
(21 / 25)
120
(49 / 71)
Saint Mary's College of California0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
574
(236 / 338)
Sonoma State University6.30%
(4.15% / 7.38%)
113
(25 / 88)
1,794
(602 / 1,192)
Vanguard University of Southern California0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
313
(106 / 207)
Southern California Institute of Architecture0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
34
(23 / 11)
University of Southern California0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
3,086
(1,442 / 1,644)
Thomas Aquinas College10.11%
(16.28% / 4.35%)
9
(7 / 2)
89
(43 / 46)
Epic Bible College0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
5
(5 / 0)
Westmont College0.27%
(0.00% / 0.45%)
1
(0 / 1)
375
(152 / 223)
Whittier College0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
388
(170 / 218)
Woodbury University0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
141
(61 / 80)
Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad West Coast Talmudical Seminary66.67%
(66.67% / 0.00%)
36
(36 / 0)
54
(54 / 0)
University of Arizona Global Campus15.17%
(12.78% / 16.35%)
376
(104 / 272)
2,478
(814 / 1,664)
Stanford University0.48%
(0.35% / 0.61%)
8
(3 / 5)
1,677
(856 / 821)
Brandman University0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
10
(3 / 7)
California State University-San Marcos3.95%
(2.04% / 4.96%)
84
(15 / 69)
2,127
(737 / 1,390)
Southern California Institute of Technology3.05%
(3.25% / 0.00%)
4
(4 / 0)
131
(123 / 8)
Soka University of America0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
100
(43 / 57)
World Mission University0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
5
(1 / 4)
California State University-Monterey Bay7.41%
(6.81% / 7.74%)
96
(31 / 65)
1,295
(455 / 840)
American University of Health Sciences0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
8
(3 / 5)
Los Angeles Film School3.79%
(2.87% / 5.99%)
28
(15 / 13)
739
(522 / 217)
California State University-Channel Islands6.89%
(5.11% / 7.63%)
64
(14 / 50)
929
(274 / 655)
University of Antelope Valley0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
24
(15 / 9)
West Coast University-Los Angeles0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
13
(6 / 7)
University of California-Merced25.68%
(26.94% / 24.46%)
397
(205 / 192)
1,546
(761 / 785)
Los Angeles College of Music11.11%
(0.00% / 50.00%)
1
(0 / 1)
9
(7 / 2)
United States University25.00%
(0.00% / 33.33%)
1
(0 / 1)
4
(1 / 3)
SAE Expression College0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
230
(177 / 53)
SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary18.46%
(21.79% / 13.46%)
24
(17 / 7)
130
(78 / 52)
University of the West10.34%
(14.29% / 0.00%)
3
(3 / 0)
29
(21 / 8)
Providence Christian College0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
24
(14 / 10)
Angeles College0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
7
(3 / 4)
West Coast University-Orange County0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
7
(5 / 2)
West Coast University-Ontario0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
11
(2 / 9)
Touro University Worldwide33.33%
(0.00% / 33.33%)
1
(0 / 1)
3
(0 / 3)
New York Film Academy1.60%
(1.58% / 1.63%)
5
(3 / 2)
313
(190 / 123)
John Paul the Great Catholic University0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
55
(23 / 32)
Los Angeles Pacific University37.50%
(0.00% / 42.86%)
3
(0 / 3)
8
(1 / 7)
Beverly Hills Design Institute25.00%
(50.00% / 0.00%)
1
(1 / 0)
4
(2 / 2)
California College San Diego0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
24
(14 / 10)
Grace Mission University0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
17
(10 / 7)
DeVry University-California35.40%
(35.16% / 35.71%)
57
(32 / 25)
161
(91 / 70)
University of Phoenix-California0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
258
(110 / 148)
California College San Diego1.20%
(1.96% / 0.00%)
1
(1 / 0)
83
(51 / 32)
California Jazz Conservatory0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
3
(2 / 1)
Hussian College-Los Angeles0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
20
(5 / 15)
University of the People1.07%
(0.73% / 2.00%)
2
(1 / 1)
187
(137 / 50)
Presbyterian Theological Seminary in America25.00%
(0.00% / 100.00%)
1
(0 / 1)
4
(3 / 1)
Average6.20%
(5.96% / 6.38%)
6,099
(2,546 / 3,553)
98,396
(42,747 / 55,649)
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Retention Rate Comparison

The average retention rate of Colleges in California is 78.67% for full-time students and 59.61% 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 Colleges in California.
Among the Colleges in California, Design Institute of San Diego has the most highest retention rate of 100%, while Los Angeles Pacific University has the lowest rate of 13%.
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Retention Rate Comparison Between Colleges In California
NameFull-timePart-time
Academy of Art University78%40%
Art Center College of Design83%-
Azusa Pacific University81%22%
Bethesda University38%36%
Biola University86%100%
California Baptist University76%35%
California College of the Arts81%-
California Institute of Technology98%-
California Lutheran University83%-
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo94%92%
Alliant International University-San Diego67%-
California State University-Bakersfield78%55%
California State University-Stanislaus82%54%
California State University-San Bernardino86%41%
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona87%61%
California State University-Chico85%50%
California State University-Dominguez Hills78%35%
California State University-Fresno81%54%
California State University-Fullerton88%73%
California State University-East Bay76%70%
California State University-Long Beach87%55%
California State University-Los Angeles82%46%
California State University-Northridge81%49%
California State University-Sacramento81%60%
University of California-Berkeley97%74%
University of California-Davis92%71%
University of California-Irvine93%73%
University of California-Los Angeles97%88%
University of California-Riverside89%52%
University of California-San Diego94%67%
University of California-Santa Barbara92%71%
University of California-Santa Cruz88%25%
California Institute of the Arts80%-
California State University Maritime Academy82%-
Chapman University90%67%
Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science53%-
Concordia University-Irvine78%-
San Diego Christian College51%-
Claremont McKenna College96%-
Cogswell University of Silicon Valley62%50%
Columbia College Hollywood70%50%
Design Institute of San Diego100%-
Dominican University of California82%-
Fresno Pacific University76%100%
Harvey Mudd College97%-
Holy Names University63%100%
Humboldt State University71%45%
Humphreys University-Stockton and Modesto Campuses100%-
Interior Designers InstituteNo retention information available at the school.
American Jewish University70%-
Life Pacific University75%-
University of La Verne83%50%
Laguna College of Art and Design78%-
Lincoln University100%-
Southern California Seminary-100%
La Sierra University78%43%
The Master's University and Seminary86%-
Loyola Marymount University90%100%
Marymount California University54%50%
Menlo College66%-
Mills College75%33%
Mount Saint Mary's University73%-
Musicians Institute59%-
National University50%24%
Newschool of Architecture and Design67%50%
Northwestern Polytechnic UniversityNo retention information available at the school.
Notre Dame de Namur University62%-
Occidental College90%-
Otis College of Art and Design77%-
Hope International University58%-
Pacific States UniversityNo retention information available at the school.
Pacific Union College82%-
University of the Pacific82%50%
Pepperdine University91%-
Pitzer College91%-
Point Loma Nazarene University85%-
Pomona College97%-
University of Redlands85%-
San Diego State University89%80%
University of San Diego90%-
San Francisco Art Institute59%100%
San Francisco Conservatory of Music87%-
San Francisco State University80%48%
University of San Francisco83%100%
William Jessup University83%-
San Jose State University83%77%
Santa Clara University95%33%
Scripps College92%-
Shasta Bible College and Graduate School100%-
Simpson University64%-
Saint Mary's College of California85%-
Sonoma State University81%69%
Vanguard University of Southern California75%-
Southern California Institute of Architecture71%-
University of Southern California97%-
Thomas Aquinas College91%-
Epic Bible College-100%
Westmont College82%-
Whittier College76%100%
Woodbury University77%-
Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad West Coast Talmudical Seminary89%-
University of Arizona Global Campus23%-
Stanford University99%-
Brandman University-40%
California State University-San Marcos77%50%
Southern California Institute of Technology67%-
Soka University of America92%-
World Mission University100%78%
California State University-Monterey Bay83%50%
American University of Health Sciences50%-
Los Angeles Film School85%-
California State University-Channel Islands78%55%
University of Antelope Valley75%-
West Coast University-Los Angeles67%-
University of California-Merced81%38%
Los Angeles College of Music78%-
United States UniversityNo retention information available at the school.
SAE Expression College75%-
SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary57%59%
University of the West18%-
Providence Christian College77%-
Angeles College100%-
West Coast University-Orange County92%-
West Coast University-Ontario58%-
Touro University Worldwide69%23%
New York Film Academy81%-
John Paul the Great Catholic University80%50%
Los Angeles Pacific University13%47%
Beverly Hills Design Institute100%-
California College San Diego100%-
Grace Mission University50%-
DeVry University-California67%10%
University of Phoenix-California55%-
California College San Diego64%-
California Jazz Conservatory75%-
Hussian College-Los Angeles78%-
University of the People-57%
Presbyterian Theological Seminary in America100%90%
Average78.67% 59.61%
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