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Colleges with Highest Graduation Rate in Illinois

University of Chicago has the highest graduation rate of 96% for academic year 2019-2020 in Illinois. Northwestern University is ranked second with 95% and Wheaton College follows them with 88%. 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
96%-99%
2Northwestern University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsEvanston, IL
95%-97%
3Wheaton College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsWheaton, IL
88%10%92%
4University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Public, 4 or more yearsChampaign, IL
86%-93%
5Illinois Wesleyan University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBloomington, IL
82%4%91%
6Augustana College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsRock Island, IL
77%-88%
7Bradley University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsPeoria, IL
76%-82%
8Loyola University Chicago
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsChicago, IL
76%-85%
9Lake Forest College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsLake Forest, IL
75%19%83%
10Principia College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsElsah, IL
75%-88%
11Illinois Institute of Technology
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsChicago, IL
72%-86%
12DePaul University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsChicago, IL
71%18%86%
13Knox College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsGalesburg, IL
71%22%81%
14Lewis University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsRomeoville, IL
70%-82%
15Elmhurst College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsElmhurst, IL
68%-78%
16Illinois College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsJacksonville, IL
68%-77%
17Illinois State University
Public, 4 or more yearsNormal, IL
68%-79%
18North Central College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsNaperville, IL
66%-81%
19Olivet Nazarene University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBourbonnais, IL
65%-76%
20Trinity Christian College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsPalos Heights, IL
64%34%81%