Schools with Highest Graduation Rates

Leading schools with highest graduation rates:

Davidson College
- It is a highly selective independent liberal arts college in Davidson, North Carolina.
- In 2002 Davidson is among 12 NCAA member colleges who have won the USA Today-NCAA Academic Achievement Awards. The award recognizes Davidson and Rice University for the highest student-athlete graduation rate in Division I for the Class of 1999, with 91%.

University of Virginia
- U.Va.'s Black Graduation Rate remains No. 1 nationally among public universities. Among all schools, public and private, U.Va. is tied for No. 8 in the group of 29 schools with a graduation rate of 86% or higher for their African-American students, according to the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education (2009).

Georgetown University
- Placed among the nation’s top 25 universities in the 2009 undergraduate rankings by U.S. News and World Report. The graduation and retention rates at Georgetown remain among the highest in the nation. Ranking 10th overall in that category, the university has a 97% freshman retention rate and a 93% graduation rate.

College of the Holy Cross
- Holy Cross is recognized nationally for its high scholar-athlete graduation rates.
- It is the oldest Catholic college in New England.
- Eighteen of Holy Cross’ athletic teams have achieved a perfect 100 percent graduation rate, according to the Graduation Success Rate Report, which has been released by the NCAA. The data used to calculate the graduation success rate is from the four-class aggregate of entering classes from 1998 through 2001.

Williams College
- The College has one of the highest black graduation rates in the country.
- According to The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education (Winter 2000/2001 edition), only five institutions have graduation rates of 90 percent or more: Harvard University (94 percent), Vassar College (92 percent), Amherst College (91 percent), Princeton University (91 percent), and Williams (90 percent).

According to the US News & World Report Best Colleges 2010, the following schools have the highest rates of students who graduate in four years (schools with 90% and higher graduation rates):
  • St. Francis Medical Center College of Nursing Peoria, IL 100%
  • Art Center College of Design Pasadena, CA 94%
  • Davidson College Davidson, NC 92%
  • College of the Holy Cross Worcester, MA 92%
  • Haverford College Haverford, PA 91%
  • Williams College Williamstown, MA 91%
  • University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN 91%
  • Pomona College Claremont, CA 90%
  • Claremont McKenna College Claremont, CA 90%
  • Princeton University Princeton, NJ 90%
  • Carleton College Northfield, MN 90%
  • Georgetown University Washington, DC 90%
  • Yale University New Haven, CT 90% 
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