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Colleges with Highest Graduation Rate in Iowa

Grinnell College has the highest graduation rate of 89% for academic year 2019-2020 in Iowa. Drake University is ranked second with 81% and Dordt University follows them with 75%. 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 Iowa.
Colleges with Highest Graduation Rate in Iowa
NameGraduation RateTransfer-out RateRetention Rate (full-time/part-time)
1Grinnell College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsGrinnell, IA
89%-92%
2Drake University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDes Moines, IA
81%-89%
3Dordt University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSioux Center, IA
75%-76%
4Luther College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDecorah, IA
75%-84%
5Iowa State University
Public, 4 or more yearsAmes, IA
74%17%87%
6University of Iowa
Public, 4 or more yearsIowa City, IA
72%21%86%
7Simpson College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsIndianola, IA
72%-77%
8Cornell College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMount Vernon, IA
69%24%82%
9Northwestern College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsOrange City, IA
68%27%75%
10Central College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsPella, IA
67%-79%
11Loras College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDubuque, IA
67%-81%
12Maharishi University of Management
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsFairfield, IA
67%-53%
13University of Northern Iowa
Public, 4 or more yearsCedar Falls, IA
67%23%84%
14Coe College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsCedar Rapids, IA
66%-75%
15Mount Mercy University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsCedar Rapids, IA
64%-67%
16Saint Ambrose University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDavenport, IA
64%18%80%
17Clarke University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDubuque, IA
63%36%71%
18Morningside College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSioux City, IA
62%-71%
19Wartburg College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsWaverly, IA
62%-79%
20Buena Vista University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsStorm Lake, IA
60%-60%