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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), 4 or more yearsStanford, CA
95%-99%
2Pomona College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsClaremont, CA
94%-97%
3Harvey Mudd College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsClaremont, CA
93%6%97%
4California Institute of Technology
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsPasadena, CA
92%4%98%
5University of California-Berkeley
Public, 4 or more yearsBerkeley, CA
92%-97%
6Claremont McKenna College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsClaremont, CA
92%5%96%
7Santa Clara University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSanta Clara, CA
92%-95%
8University of Southern California
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsLos Angeles, CA
92%-97%
9University of California-Los Angeles
Public, 4 or more yearsLos Angeles, CA
91%4%97%
10Pepperdine University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMalibu, CA
89%-91%
11Scripps College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsClaremont, CA
88%-92%
12University of California-San Diego
Public, 4 or more yearsLa Jolla, CA
87%-94%
13University of California-Davis
Public, 4 or more yearsDavis, CA
86%-92%
14University of California-Irvine
Public, 4 or more yearsIrvine, CA
85%8%93%
15University of California-Santa Barbara
Public, 4 or more yearsSanta Barbara, CA
84%-92%
16Occidental College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsLos Angeles, CA
84%12%90%
17Thomas Aquinas College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSanta Paula, CA
84%10%91%
18California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
Public, 4 or more yearsSan Luis Obispo, CA
83%2%94%
19Loyola Marymount University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsLos Angeles, CA
83%-90%
20Pitzer College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsClaremont, CA
83%-91%