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Colleges with Lowest Graduation Rate in Illinois

East-West University has the lowest graduation rate of 11% for academic year 2019-2020 in Illinois. Chicago State University is ranked second with 17% and Northeastern Illinois University follows them with 21%. 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 Illinois.
Colleges with Lowest Graduation Rate in Illinois
NameGraduation RateTransfer-out RateRetention Rate (full-time/part-time)
1East-West University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsChicago, IL
11%-33%
2Chicago State University
Public, 4 or more yearsChicago, IL
17%48%60%
3Northeastern Illinois University
Public, 4 or more yearsChicago, IL
21%-49%
4National Louis University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsChicago, IL
22%19%61%
5Blackburn College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsCarlinville, IL
41%-70%
6Rockford University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsRockford, IL
41%-66%
7Roosevelt University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsChicago, IL
41%39%74%
8Benedictine University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsLisle, IL
46%1%72%
9Concordia University-Chicago
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsRiver Forest, IL
47%42%61%
10MacMurray College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsJacksonville, IL
47%-73%
11Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Public, 4 or more yearsCarbondale, IL
48%-72%
12Northern Illinois University
Public, 4 or more yearsDekalb, IL
49%-73%
13Columbia College Chicago
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsChicago, IL
50%-68%
14Eureka College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsEureka, IL
50%39%62%
15Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Public, 4 or more yearsEdwardsville, IL
51%33%75%
16Western Illinois University
Public, 4 or more yearsMacomb, IL
51%33%65%
17Eastern Illinois University
Public, 4 or more yearsCharleston, IL
53%36%70%
18Quincy University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsQuincy, IL
53%-63%
19Aurora University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsAurora, IL
54%-75%
20University of Illinois at Springfield
Public, 4 or more yearsSpringfield, IL
54%-77%