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Colleges with Highest Graduation Rate in Illinois

University of Chicago has the highest graduation rate of 95% for academic year 2019-2020 in Illinois. Northwestern University is ranked second with 94% and Wheaton College follows them with 89%. 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 Illinois.
Colleges with Highest Graduation Rate in Illinois
NameGraduation RateTransfer-out RateRetention Rate (full-time/part-time)
1University of Chicago
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsChicago, IL
95%1%99%
2Northwestern University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsEvanston, IL
94%-97%
3Wheaton College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsWheaton, IL
89%9%92%
4University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Public, 4 or more yearsChampaign, IL
85%-93%
5Principia College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsElsah, IL
80%-88%
6Bradley University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsPeoria, IL
77%-82%
7Illinois Wesleyan University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBloomington, IL
77%1%91%
8Lake Forest College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsLake Forest, IL
77%17%83%
9DePaul University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsChicago, IL
74%16%86%
10Knox College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsGalesburg, IL
74%20%81%
11Loyola University Chicago
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsChicago, IL
74%-85%
12Augustana College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsRock Island, IL
71%-88%
13Elmhurst College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsElmhurst, IL
70%-78%
14Illinois Institute of Technology
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsChicago, IL
70%-86%
15Illinois State University
Public, 4 or more yearsNormal, IL
70%-79%
16North Central College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsNaperville, IL
69%26%81%
17Lewis University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsRomeoville, IL
67%24%82%
18Trinity Christian College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsPalos Heights, IL
67%-81%
19Olivet Nazarene University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBourbonnais, IL
64%-76%
20Dominican University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsRiver Forest, IL
64%28%83%