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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), 4 or more yearsFayette, IA
27%-71%
2Iowa Wesleyan University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMount Pleasant, IA
30%55%67%
3William Penn University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsOskaloosa, IA
37%1%53%
4Graceland University-Lamoni
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsLamoni, IA
41%4%61%
5Maharishi University of Management
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsFairfield, IA
43%-53%
6University of Dubuque
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDubuque, IA
46%-66%
7Briar Cliff University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSioux City, IA
50%-68%
8Grand View University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDes Moines, IA
56%32%71%
9Mount Mercy University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsCedar Rapids, IA
57%-67%
10Morningside College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSioux City, IA
60%18%71%
11Buena Vista University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsStorm Lake, IA
62%-60%
12Coe College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsCedar Rapids, IA
62%-75%
13University of Northern Iowa
Public, 4 or more yearsCedar Falls, IA
64%25%84%
14Saint Ambrose University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDavenport, IA
64%35%80%
15Clarke University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDubuque, IA
66%32%71%
16Dordt University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSioux Center, IA
66%-76%
17Cornell College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMount Vernon, IA
67%26%82%
18Central College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsPella, IA
68%30%79%
19Wartburg College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsWaverly, IA
68%-79%
20Northwestern College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsOrange City, IA
69%24%75%