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Colleges with Highest Graduation Rate

Harvard University has the highest graduation rate of 98% for academic year 2019-2020 in United States. Princeton University is ranked second with 98% and University of Notre Dame follows them with 97%. We exclude colleges whose programs are focused on certificate, associate, and/or special subjects such as arts and music from the ranking. Next table shows the schools that have high graduation rates with transfer-out rates and retention rates. You may want to check colleges having the lowest graduation rates.
Colleges with Highest Graduation Rate
NameGraduation RateTransfer-out RateRetention Rate (full-time/part-time)
1Harvard University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsCambridge, MA
98%-99%
2Princeton University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsPrinceton, NJ
98%-98%
3University of Notre Dame
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsNotre Dame, IN
97%-98%
4Swarthmore College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSwarthmore, PA
97%-97%
5Yale University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsNew Haven, CT
96%-99%
6University of Chicago
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsChicago, IL
96%-99%
7Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsCambridge, MA
96%-99%
8Williams College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsWilliamstown, MA
96%1%99%
9Columbia University in the City of New York
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsNew York, NY
96%2%98%
10Duke University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDurham, NC
96%-98%
11University of Pennsylvania
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsPhiladelphia, PA
96%-98%
12Northwestern University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsEvanston, IL
95%-97%
13Bowdoin College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBrunswick, ME
95%3%98%
14Amherst College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsAmherst, MA
95%2%96%
15Dartmouth College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsHanover, NH
95%-97%
16Cornell University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsIthaca, NY
95%-97%
17Brown University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsProvidence, RI
95%-98%
18Stanford University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsStanford, CA
95%-99%
19Pomona College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsClaremont, CA
94%-97%
20Georgetown University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsWashington, DC
94%-96%