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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), 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%10%90%
4University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Public, four-yearsChampaign, IL
86%-94%
5Illinois Wesleyan University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsBloomington, IL
82%4%87%
6Augustana College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsRock Island, IL
77%-85%
7Bradley University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsPeoria, IL
76%-86%
8Loyola University Chicago
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsChicago, IL
76%-85%
9Lake Forest College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsLake Forest, IL
75%19%84%
10Principia College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsElsah, IL
75%-86%
11Illinois Institute of Technology
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsChicago, IL
72%-87%
12DePaul University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsChicago, IL
71%18%83%
13Knox College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsGalesburg, IL
71%22%82%
14Lewis University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsRomeoville, IL
70%-80%
15Elmhurst University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsElmhurst, IL
68%-81%
16Illinois College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsJacksonville, IL
68%-75%
17Illinois State University
Public, four-yearsNormal, IL
68%-84%
18North Central College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsNaperville, IL
66%-75%
19Olivet Nazarene University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsBourbonnais, IL
65%-75%
20Trinity Christian College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsPalos Heights, IL
64%34%80%