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Colleges with Highest Graduation Rate in California

Stanford University has the highest graduation rate of 95% for academic year 2019-2020 in California. Pomona College is ranked second with 94% and Harvey Mudd College follows them with 93%. 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 in California.
Colleges with Highest Graduation Rate in California
NameGraduation RateTransfer-out RateRetention Rate (full-time/part-time)
1Stanford University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsStanford, CA
95%-86%
2Pomona College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsClaremont, CA
94%-86%
3Harvey Mudd College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsClaremont, CA
93%6%92%
4California Institute of Technology
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsPasadena, CA
92%4%94%
5University of California-Berkeley
Public, four-yearsBerkeley, CA
92%-96%
6Claremont McKenna College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsClaremont, CA
92%5%87%
7Santa Clara University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsSanta Clara, CA
92%-93%
8University of Southern California
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsLos Angeles, CA
92%-91%
9University of California-Los Angeles
Public, four-yearsLos Angeles, CA
91%4%96%
10Pepperdine University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsMalibu, CA
89%-85%
11Scripps College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsClaremont, CA
88%-80%
12University of California-San Diego
Public, four-yearsLa Jolla, CA
87%-94%
13University of California-Davis
Public, four-yearsDavis, CA
86%-93%
14University of California-Irvine
Public, four-yearsIrvine, CA
85%8%94%
15University of California-Santa Barbara
Public, four-yearsSanta Barbara, CA
84%-91%
16Occidental College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsLos Angeles, CA
84%12%82%
17Thomas Aquinas College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsSanta Paula, CA
84%10%93%
18California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
Public, four-yearsSan Luis Obispo, CA
83%2%94%
19Loyola Marymount University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsLos Angeles, CA
83%-83%
20Pitzer College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsClaremont, CA
83%-81%