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Colleges with Lowest Graduation Rate in Iowa

Iowa Wesleyan University has the lowest graduation rate of 31% for academic year 2019-2020 in Iowa. William Penn University is ranked second with 34% and Briar Cliff University follows them with 40%. 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)
1Iowa Wesleyan University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMount Pleasant, IA
31%41%67%
2William Penn University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsOskaloosa, IA
34%2%53%
3Briar Cliff University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSioux City, IA
40%-68%
4University of Dubuque
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDubuque, IA
43%-66%
5Graceland University-Lamoni
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsLamoni, IA
46%35%61%
6Upper Iowa University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsFayette, IA
48%35%71%
7Grand View University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDes Moines, IA
55%32%71%
8Buena Vista University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsStorm Lake, IA
60%-60%
9Morningside College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSioux City, IA
62%-71%
10Wartburg College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsWaverly, IA
62%-79%
11Clarke University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDubuque, IA
63%36%71%
12Mount Mercy University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsCedar Rapids, IA
64%-67%
13Saint Ambrose University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDavenport, IA
64%18%80%
14Coe College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsCedar Rapids, IA
66%-75%
15Central College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsPella, IA
67%-79%
16Loras College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDubuque, IA
67%-81%
17Maharishi University of Management
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsFairfield, IA
67%-53%
18University of Northern Iowa
Public, 4 or more yearsCedar Falls, IA
67%23%84%
19Northwestern College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsOrange City, IA
68%27%75%
20Cornell College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMount Vernon, IA
69%24%82%