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Colleges with Lowest Graduation Rate in California

Ashford University has the lowest graduation rate of 8% for academic year 2019-2020 in California. National University is ranked second with 29% and California State University-Bakersfield follows them with 43%. 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
Private (for-profit), 4 or more yearsSan Diego, CA
8%18%23%
2National University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsLa Jolla, CA
29%28%50%
3California State University-Bakersfield
Public, 4 or more yearsBakersfield, CA
43%3%78%
4California State University-Dominguez Hills
Public, 4 or more yearsCarson, CA
44%3%78%
5Simpson University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsRedding, CA
45%25%64%
6La Sierra University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsRiverside, CA
47%-78%
7Holy Names University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsOakland, CA
48%4%63%
8Humboldt State University
Public, 4 or more yearsArcata, CA
49%5%71%
9California State University-East Bay
Public, 4 or more yearsHayward, CA
50%4%76%
10California State University-Los Angeles
Public, 4 or more yearsLos Angeles, CA
52%2%82%
11Notre Dame de Namur University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBelmont, CA
52%39%62%
12San Diego Christian College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSantee, CA
53%1%51%
13Hope International University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsFullerton, CA
54%29%58%
14Woodbury University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBurbank, CA
54%-77%
15California State University-San Marcos
Public, 4 or more yearsSan Marcos, CA
54%4%77%
16California State University-San Bernardino
Public, 4 or more yearsSan Bernardino, CA
55%1%86%
17California State University-Northridge
Public, 4 or more yearsNorthridge, CA
55%6%81%
18California State University-Sacramento
Public, 4 or more yearsSacramento, CA
55%3%81%
19Cogswell College
Private (for-profit), 4 or more yearsSan Jose, CA
55%14%62%
20California State University-Fresno
Public, 4 or more yearsFresno, CA
56%2%81%