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Colleges with Lowest Graduation Rate in Iowa

Upper Iowa University has the lowest graduation rate of 27% for academic year 2019-2020 in Iowa. Iowa Wesleyan University is ranked second with 30% and William Penn University follows them with 37%. 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 Iowa.
Colleges with Lowest Graduation Rate in Iowa
NameGraduation RateTransfer-out RateRetention Rate (full-time/part-time)
1Upper Iowa University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsFayette, IA
27%-74%
2Iowa Wesleyan University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsMount Pleasant, IA
30%55%62%
3William Penn University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsOskaloosa, IA
37%1%61%
4Graceland University-Lamoni
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsLamoni, IA
41%4%78%
5Maharishi International University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsFairfield, IA
43%-47%
6University of Dubuque
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsDubuque, IA
46%-66%
7Briar Cliff University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsSioux City, IA
50%-61%
8Grand View University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsDes Moines, IA
56%32%69%
9Mount Mercy University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsCedar Rapids, IA
57%-80%
10Morningside College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsSioux City, IA
60%18%69%
11Buena Vista University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsStorm Lake, IA
62%-74%
12Coe College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsCedar Rapids, IA
62%-81%
13University of Northern Iowa
Public, four-yearsCedar Falls, IA
64%25%86%
14Saint Ambrose University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsDavenport, IA
64%35%83%
15Clarke University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsDubuque, IA
66%32%72%
16Dordt University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsSioux Center, IA
66%-84%
17Cornell College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsMount Vernon, IA
67%26%74%
18Central College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsPella, IA
68%30%73%
19Wartburg College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsWaverly, IA
68%-82%
20Northwestern College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsOrange City, IA
69%24%79%