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Colleges with Highest Graduation Rate in Pennsylvania

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