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Colleges with Lowest Graduation Rate in California

Ashford University has the lowest graduation rate of 9% for academic year 2021-2022 in California. Pacific Union College is ranked second with 40% and Hope International University follows them with 42%. 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 low graduation rates with transfer-out rates and retention rates. You may want to check colleges having the highest graduation rates in California.
Colleges with Lowest Graduation Rate in California
NameGraduation RateTransfer-out RateRetention Rate (full-time/part-time)
1Ashford University
Public, four-yearsSan Diego, CA
9%2%26%
2Pacific Union College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsAngwin, CA
40%20%70%
3Hope International University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsFullerton, CA
42%-85%
4University of Silicon Valley
Private (for-profit), four-yearsSan Jose, CA
44%-63%
5La Sierra University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsRiverside, CA
45%18%79%
6Simpson University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsRedding, CA
45%36%72%
7San Diego Christian College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsSantee, CA
47%-59%
8National University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsLa Jolla, CA
47%3%45%
9California State University-Bakersfield
Public, four-yearsBakersfield, CA
48%2%83%
10California State University-East Bay
Public, four-yearsHayward, CA
48%4%78%
11California State Polytechnic University-Humboldt
Public, four-yearsArcata, CA
48%8%73%
12American Jewish University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsLos Angeles, CA
50%--
13California State University-Los Angeles
Public, four-yearsLos Angeles, CA
52%3%83%
14California State University-Dominguez Hills
Public, four-yearsCarson, CA
53%4%78%
15California State University-Northridge
Public, four-yearsNorthridge, CA
54%6%83%
16San Francisco State University
Public, four-yearsSan Francisco, CA
54%7%82%
17Menlo College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsAtherton, CA
55%-71%
18Notre Dame de Namur University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsBelmont, CA
55%40%-
19California Baptist University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsRiverside, CA
57%28%76%
20California State University-San Bernardino
Public, four-yearsSan Bernardino, CA
57%1%85%