Graduation Rates

Mar 22, 2013

Largest private colleges for "A" students

       
 

School Name

Four-year grad rate

Annual cost of attendance

% getting grants

 

Notre Dame

90.0%

$57,800

61%

 

Georgetown

88.9

60,100

51

 

U. of Pennsylvania

88.6

59,600

48

 

Boston College

87.2

59,000

47

 

Harvard

87.1

59,000

70

 

Duke

86.8

59,300

54

 

Northwestern

86.3

60,840

56

 

Cornell

85.9

59,600

55

 

Washington U. (St. Louis)

85.9

62,600

48

 

Vanderbilt

85.1

61,600

61

 

Columbia

84.6

62,600

53

 

Emory

82.4

58,200

57

 

New York University

79.3

62,900

55

 

Stanford

78.4

59,800

60

 

U. of Southern California

71.7

60,000

62

         

Largest private colleges for "B" students

       
 

School name

Four-year grad rate

Annual cost of attendance

% getting grants

 

Syracuse

71.6%

$55,600

71%

 

Loyola Marymount

71.1

56,900

86

 

Quinnipiac

69.9

54,000

84

 

Ithaca College

69.5

53,600

88

 

Duquesne

63.3

42,800

100

 

U. of St. Thomas

61.2

46,600

97

 

U. of Dayton

58.1

46,200

98

 

U. of San Francisco

55.8

56,600

70

 

Texas Christian U.

54.1

48,300

69

 

Baylor

50.4

51,200

96

 

Howard

47.8

41,500

68

 

DePaul

47.6

47,000

88

 

The New School

47.4

58,100

97

 

Hofstra

43.8

54,000

91

 

St. John's (New York)

36.4

55,500

95

         

Nation's largest public universities

       
 

School name

Four-year grad rate

Annual cost (in-state)

% getting grants

 

U. of Ill. Urbana-Champaign

67.4%

$29,000

46%

 

Penn. State (main campus)

62.3

28,100

37

 

U. of Florida

59.4

20,600

98

 

U. of Wash., Seattle

53.9

26,100

33

 

U. of Texas, Austin

52.5

24,900

54

 

Florida State

50.2

21,000

95

 

U. of Wisconsin, Madison

49.7

24,200

55

 

Indiana U., Bloomington

49.5

23,100

53

 

Ohio State (main campus)

48.6

24,900

70

 

Michigan State

48.5

24,700

48

 

Texas A&M

46.2

20,900

61

 

U. of Minnesota, Twin Cities

45.8

24,700

88

 

Purdue (main campus)

38.1

23,500

47

 

U. of Central Florida

34.8

20,300

95

 

Arizona State

32.3

23,000

83

NOTES: "A" schools reported their students scored an average of at least 1300 on the math and reading SATs (90th percentile and up); "B" schools reported their students scored 1080 to 1200 (61st to 80th percentiles). Costs are for 2012--13 and include tuition, fees, room, board, books, travel, and miscellaneous expenses; percentage getting grants includes scholarships.
SOURCE: Collegeresults.org, Department of Education, individual colleges

First Published: March 6, 2013: 6:03 AM ET


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