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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), four-yearsGrinnell, IA
87%-81%
2Drake University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsDes Moines, IA
78%-86%
3Luther College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsDecorah, IA
77%-77%
4Iowa State University
Public, four-yearsAmes, IA
75%17%89%
5University of Iowa
Public, four-yearsIowa City, IA
72%20%88%
6Simpson College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsIndianola, IA
71%-77%
7Loras College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsDubuque, IA
70%-79%
8Northwestern College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsOrange City, IA
69%24%79%
9Central College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsPella, IA
68%30%73%
10Wartburg College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsWaverly, IA
68%-82%
11Cornell College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsMount Vernon, IA
67%26%74%
12Clarke University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsDubuque, IA
66%32%72%
13Dordt University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsSioux Center, IA
66%-84%
14University of Northern Iowa
Public, four-yearsCedar Falls, IA
64%25%86%
15Saint Ambrose University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsDavenport, IA
64%35%83%
16Buena Vista University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsStorm Lake, IA
62%-74%
17Coe College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsCedar Rapids, IA
62%-81%
18Morningside College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsSioux City, IA
60%18%69%
19Mount Mercy University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsCedar Rapids, IA
57%-80%
20Grand View University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsDes Moines, IA
56%32%69%