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Colleges with Highest Graduation Rate in California

Stanford University has the highest graduation rate of 96% for academic year 2021-2022 in California. Harvey Mudd College is ranked second with 94% and California Institute of Technology 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
96%1%86%
2Harvey Mudd College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsClaremont, CA
94%5%92%
3California Institute of Technology
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsPasadena, CA
93%2%94%
4University of California-Berkeley
Public, four-yearsBerkeley, CA
93%-96%
5Claremont McKenna College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsClaremont, CA
93%-87%
6Pomona College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsClaremont, CA
93%3%86%
7University of California-Los Angeles
Public, four-yearsLos Angeles, CA
92%4%96%
8University of Southern California
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsLos Angeles, CA
92%-91%
9Santa Clara University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsSanta Clara, CA
91%-93%
10University of California-San Diego
Public, four-yearsLa Jolla, CA
89%-94%
11Pitzer College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsClaremont, CA
88%-81%
12University of California-Davis
Public, four-yearsDavis, CA
87%-93%
13Thomas Aquinas College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsSanta Paula, CA
86%9%93%
14California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
Public, four-yearsSan Luis Obispo, CA
85%1%94%
15University of California-Santa Barbara
Public, four-yearsSanta Barbara, CA
85%-91%
16University of California-Irvine
Public, four-yearsIrvine, CA
84%9%94%
17Occidental College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsLos Angeles, CA
83%13%82%
18Pepperdine University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsMalibu, CA
83%-85%
19Scripps College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsClaremont, CA
82%-80%
20Chapman University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsOrange, CA
80%-85%