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Colleges with Highest Graduation Rate in Illinois

University of Chicago has the highest graduation rate of 96% for academic year 2021-2022 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), four-yearsChicago, IL
96%-100%
2Northwestern University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsEvanston, IL
95%-97%
3Wheaton College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsWheaton, IL
88%9%90%
4Principia College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsElsah, IL
86%-86%
5University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Public, four-yearsChampaign, IL
85%-94%
6Illinois Wesleyan University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsBloomington, IL
81%-87%
7Augustana College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsRock Island, IL
79%-85%
8Bradley University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsPeoria, IL
76%-86%
9Knox College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsGalesburg, IL
75%19%82%
10Lake Forest College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsLake Forest, IL
73%22%84%
11Loyola University Chicago
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsChicago, IL
72%-85%
12Illinois Institute of Technology
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsChicago, IL
71%-87%
13DePaul University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsChicago, IL
70%18%83%
14Elmhurst University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsElmhurst, IL
68%-81%
15Illinois State University
Public, four-yearsNormal, IL
67%-84%
16Judson University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsElgin, IL
67%23%55%
17Trinity Christian College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsPalos Heights, IL
67%-80%
18University of St Francis
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsJoliet, IL
65%-81%
19Illinois College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsJacksonville, IL
64%-75%
20North Central College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsNaperville, IL
64%-75%