How Many Students are Completing Their Degree?

According to numbers recorded by the Department of Education, only 50% of students graduate with their undergraduate degree after six years. 

It takes the average student 4.45 years to complete their degree.

20.5% of college students drop out.

12% of students transfer to another school at some point.

30% of students will not return to the same college for their second year.

 Where do college students end up six years after enrolling? Data from the Department of Education, chart by College Factual.

Where do college students end up six years after enrolling? Data from the Department of Education, chart by College Factual.

Which schools are doing the best job supporting students? 

Colleges With the Highest "On-Time" Graduation Rates

Most students and parents assume that they will complete their degree in four years. Why wouldn't they? Colleges and universities tell them their undergraduate degree should be completed in four years. YET, the same schools that market four-year undergraduate degrees do not actually report four-year graduation rates. These schools report six-year graduation rates, which are typically higher than their four-year, on-time rates and thus makes the school look better.

Which schools are actually doing the best graduating students in four years? Check out the following list:

 The top 30 schools with the highest on-time graduation rates. Note that this list is limited to schools with over 1000 students.

The top 30 schools with the highest on-time graduation rates. Note that this list is limited to schools with over 1000 students.

Which of these schools is a good match for you?