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Colleges with Highest Graduation Rate in Pennsylvania

Swarthmore College has the highest graduation rate of 97% for academic year 2019-2020 in Pennsylvania. University of Pennsylvania is ranked second with 96% and Carnegie Mellon University follows them with 93%. 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 Pennsylvania.
Colleges with Highest Graduation Rate in Pennsylvania
NameGraduation RateTransfer-out RateRetention Rate (full-time/part-time)
1Swarthmore College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSwarthmore, PA
97%-97%
2University of Pennsylvania
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsPhiladelphia, PA
96%-98%
3Carnegie Mellon University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsPittsburgh, PA
93%-97%
4Haverford College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsHaverford, PA
93%3%97%
5Villanova University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsVillanova, PA
92%6%96%
6Lafayette College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsEaston, PA
90%8%93%
7Bucknell University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsLewisburg, PA
88%10%92%
8Lehigh University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBethlehem, PA
88%-94%
9Bryn Mawr College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBryn Mawr, PA
85%7%92%
10Franklin and Marshall College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsLancaster, PA
85%11%92%
11Dickinson College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsCarlisle, PA
84%-92%
12Gettysburg College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsGettysburg, PA
84%14%90%
13University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
Public, 4 or more yearsPittsburgh, PA
84%13%93%
14Grove City College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsGrove City, PA
83%9%88%
15University of Scranton
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsScranton, PA
82%-87%
16Muhlenberg College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsAllentown, PA
81%-88%
17Saint Joseph's University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsPhiladelphia, PA
81%10%89%
18Duquesne University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsPittsburgh, PA
79%-84%
19Messiah University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMechanicsburg, PA
79%17%87%
20Lebanon Valley College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsAnnville, PA
75%-82%