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Graduation Rate Comparison

The average graduation rate of best schools in Pennsylvania is 89.44% where 12,209 students out of 13,651 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 Pennsylvania.
Among the best schools in Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania has the most highest graduation rate of 96.22%, while University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus has the lowest rate of 84.28%.
Graduation Rate Comparison Between Best Schools In Pennsylvania
RankName Graduation Rate
(Men/Women)
Completers
(Men/Women)
Candidates
(Men/Women)
1University of Pennsylvania96.22%
(94.55% / 97.79%)
2,291
(1,094 / 1,197)
2,381
(1,157 / 1,224)
2Swarthmore College94.09%
(94.82% / 93.43%)
382
(183 / 199)
406
(193 / 213)
3Carnegie Mellon University92.77%
(91.21% / 94.60%)
1,451
(768 / 683)
1,564
(842 / 722)
4Lehigh University87.34%
(84.92% / 90.42%)
1,097
(597 / 500)
1,256
(703 / 553)
5Haverford College90.12%
(90.64% / 89.60%)
310
(155 / 155)
344
(171 / 173)
6Lafayette College87.91%
(86.94% / 88.76%)
589
(273 / 316)
670
(314 / 356)
7Villanova University91.29%
(88.99% / 93.16%)
1,551
(679 / 872)
1,699
(763 / 936)
8Bucknell University87.95%
(86.18% / 89.63%)
825
(393 / 432)
938
(456 / 482)
9University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus84.28%
(80.59% / 87.72%)
3,378
(1,557 / 1,821)
4,008
(1,932 / 2,076)
10Bryn Mawr College87.01%
(0.00% / 87.01%)
335
(0 / 335)
385
(0 / 385)
Average89.44%
(87.26% / 91.43%)
12,209
(5,699 / 6,510)
13,651
(6,531 / 7,120)

Transfer-out Rate Comparison

The average transfer-out rate of best schools in Pennsylvania is 8.99% where 864 students have transferred out from schools out of 9,608 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 Pennsylvania.
Among the best schools in Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon University has the lowest transfer-out rate of 2.81%, while University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus has the highest rate of 12.00% (more students transferred out from the school).
Transfer-out Rate Comparison Between Best Schools In Pennsylvania
RankNameTransfer-out Rate
(Men/Women)
Transfer-out
(Men/Women)
Total Students
(Men/Women)
1University of Pennsylvania0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
2,381
(1,157 / 1,224)
2Swarthmore College0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
406
(193 / 213)
3Carnegie Mellon University2.81%
(2.85% / 2.77%)
44
(24 / 20)
1,564
(842 / 722)
4Lehigh University0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
1,256
(703 / 553)
5Haverford College6.40%
(4.68% / 8.09%)
22
(8 / 14)
344
(171 / 173)
6Lafayette College9.55%
(10.19% / 8.99%)
64
(32 / 32)
670
(314 / 356)
7Villanova University7.24%
(8.65% / 6.09%)
123
(66 / 57)
1,699
(763 / 936)
8Bucknell University11.30%
(12.50% / 10.17%)
106
(57 / 49)
938
(456 / 482)
9University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus12.00%
(14.13% / 10.02%)
481
(273 / 208)
4,008
(1,932 / 2,076)
10Bryn Mawr College6.23%
(0.00% / 6.23%)
24
(0 / 24)
385
(0 / 385)
Average8.99%
(10.27% / 7.88%)
864
(460 / 404)
9,608
(4,478 / 5,130)

Retention Rate Comparison

The average retention rate of best schools in Pennsylvania is 91.10% for full-time students and 63.67% 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 Pennsylvania.
Among the best schools in Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon University has the most highest retention rate of 96%, while Swarthmore College has the lowest rate of 86%.
Retention Rate Comparison Between Best Schools In Pennsylvania
RankNameFull-timePart-time
1 University of Pennsylvania95%94%
2 Swarthmore College86%-
3 Carnegie Mellon University96%-
4 Lehigh University91%-
5 Haverford College88%-
6 Lafayette College87%-
7 Villanova University96%22%
8 Bucknell University92%-
9 University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus93%75%
10 Bryn Mawr College87%-
Average91.10% 63.67%
The ranking data is provided by CollegeEvaluator. We compare the schools that ranked top 10 in Pennsylvaniaand in top 500 ranking for all colleges and universities in United States.