A college’s graduation rate is a good indicator of a college’s success as it relates to their students achieving their educational goals. A college with a lower graduation rate may be less successful at helping its students achieve their education goals than a college with a higher graduation rate.
The graduation rates listed below are provided by the College Navigator database (http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/) from the Institute of Education Sciences, an agency within the US Department of Education. College Navigator defines graduation rate, for given year, as the percentage of full-time, first-time undergraduate students beginning a program in who graduated within 150% of the normal time required to complete a program. That means, if a program were 2 years long, a student who graduates within 3 years would be included in the graduation rate.
*Ranking by Graduation Rate, 2011
|3||Nova Southeastern University||60%|
|6||Liberty University Online||50%|
|7||North Central University||48%|
|8||Grand Canyon University||47%|
|12||Western Governors University||36%|
|14||Upper Iowa University||36%|
|15||Salem International University||35%|
|18||Jones International University||30%|
|19||Western International University||25%|
|22||University of Phoenix||15%|
|23||Walden University||no data|
|24||Capella University||no data|
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For more information regarding these rankings, we invite you to consult the in-depth documentation on our ranking methodology. Disclaimer: Many online colleges are not included in above rankings due to lack of publicly available data.