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Colleges with Highest Graduation Rate in Iowa

Grinnell College has the highest graduation rate of 87% for academic year 2019-2020 in Iowa. Drake University is ranked second with 78% and Luther College follows them with 77%. 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
87%-92%
2Drake University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDes Moines, IA
78%-89%
3Luther College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDecorah, IA
77%-84%
4Iowa State University
Public, 4 or more yearsAmes, IA
75%17%87%
5University of Iowa
Public, 4 or more yearsIowa City, IA
72%20%86%
6Simpson College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsIndianola, IA
71%-77%
7Loras College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDubuque, IA
70%-81%
8Northwestern College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsOrange City, IA
69%24%75%
9Central College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsPella, IA
68%30%79%
10Wartburg College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsWaverly, IA
68%-79%
11Cornell College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMount Vernon, IA
67%26%82%
12Clarke University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDubuque, IA
66%32%71%
13Dordt University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSioux Center, IA
66%-76%
14University of Northern Iowa
Public, 4 or more yearsCedar Falls, IA
64%25%84%
15Saint Ambrose University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDavenport, IA
64%35%80%
16Buena Vista University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsStorm Lake, IA
62%-60%
17Coe College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsCedar Rapids, IA
62%-75%
18Morningside College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSioux City, IA
60%18%71%
19Mount Mercy University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsCedar Rapids, IA
57%-67%
20Grand View University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDes Moines, IA
56%32%71%