2018 Rankings - National Universities

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Rank Name 8-year graduation rate Graduation rate rank Predicted grad rate based on % of Pell recipients, incoming SATs, etc. Grad rate performance rank Pell/non-Pell graduation gap
1 Harvard University (MA) 97 3 90 35 -2
2 Stanford University (CA) 96 7 94 128 -5
3 MA Institute of Technology (MA) 93 16 97 234 -8
4 Princeton University (NJ) 98 1 95 119 -4
5 Yale University (CT) 97 4 96 138 1
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2018 Rankings - Liberal Arts Colleges

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Rank Name 8-year graduation rate Graduation rate rank Predicted grad rate based on % of Pell recipients, incoming SATs, etc. Grad rate performance rank Pell/non-Pell graduation gap
1 Berea College (KY) 63 146 57 37 -31
2 Washington and Lee University (VA) 88 30 90 143 0
3 Harvey Mudd College (CA) 90 21 95 185 -2
4 Amherst College (MA) 95 2 91 69 -9
5 Bowdoin College (ME) 93 10 88 45 -6
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2018 Rankings -- Baccalaureate Colleges

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Rank Name 8-year graduation rate Graduation rate rank Predicted grad rate based on % of Pell recipients, incoming SATs, etc. Grad rate performance rank Pell/non-Pell graduation gap
1 Cooper Un. Advance. of Science & Art (NY) 83 1 75 42 -3
2 Goshen College (IN) 70 8 54 7 -16
3 College of the Ozarks (MO) 67 15 42 2 -5
4 Cedar Crest College (PA) 62 28 53 33 -3
5 Montana State University Northern (MT)* 30 217 34 161 -11
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2018 Rankings -- Masters Universities

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Rank Name 8-year graduation rate Graduation rate rank Predicted grad rate based on % of Pell recipients, incoming SATs, etc. Grad rate performance rank Pell/non-Pell graduation gap
1 Evergreen State College (WA)* 68 109 51 18 3
2 SUNY Geneseo (NY)* 78 22 73 181 -10
3 CA State Univ. San Bernardino (CA)* 62 208 47 28 -6
4 CA State University Stanislaus (CA)* 65 152 50 23 -1
5 CA State University Bakersfield (CA)* 54 369 48 149 -1
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Best Colleges for Vocational Certificates -- Auto Mechanic

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Rank Name Gainful employment outcome Annual debt payments as pct of earnings Annual debt payments Estimated total debt Median annual earnings
1 Dunwoody College of Technology (MN) Pass 7.74 2954 23080 38145
2 Ridgewater College (MN)* Pass 4.16 1519 11868 36460
3 Riverland Community College (MN)* Pass 4.68 1657 12946 34697
4 Minnesota State Community & Technical College Perham (MN)* Pass 3.88 1446 11298 34427
5 Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (WI)* Pass 2.21 761 5946 34314
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Best Bang for the Buck - Midwest

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Rank Name 8-year graduation rate Graduation rate rank Predicted grad rate based on % of Pell recipients, incoming SATs, etc. Grad rate performance rank Pell/non-Pell grad rate gap
1 College of the Ozarks (MO) 67 20 42 5 -5
2 Union Institute & University (OH) 70 180 40 1 10
3 National Louis University (IL) 67 215 43 2 3
4 Grace Christian University (MI) 38 301 37 166 20
5 Indiana Wesleyan University (IN) 66 76 58 48 30
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Best Bang for the Buck - North

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Rank Name 8-year graduation rate Graduation rate rank Predicted grad rate based on % of Pell recipients, incoming SATs, etc. Grad rate performance rank Pell/non-Pell grad rate gap
1 Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MA)* 71 68 62 57 -3
2 Harvard University (MA) 97 10 90 50 -2
3 Princeton University (NJ) 98 8 95 176 -4
4 Rutgers University-Camden (NJ)* 64 145 60 137 -7
5 Yale University (CT) 97 11 96 203 1
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Best Bang for the Buck - South

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Rank Name 8-year graduation rate Graduation rate rank Predicted grad rate based on % of Pell recipients, incoming SATs, etc. Grad rate performance rank Pell/non-Pell grad rate gap
1 Berea College (KY) 63 80 57 19 -31
2 William Carey University (MS) 65 18 50 6 19
3 Texas A&M UniversityÐTexarkana (TX)* 71 7 46 1 1
4 Louisiana College (LA) 45 118 47 97 35
5 Univ. of HoustonÐClear Lake (TX)* 75 4 52 2 N/A
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Best Bang for the Buck Southeast

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Rank Name 8-year graduation rate Graduation rate rank Predicted grad rate based on % of Pell recipients, incoming SATs, etc. Grad rate performance rank Pell/non-Pell grad rate gap
1 Washington and Lee University (VA) 88 22 90 171 0
2 Augusta University (GA)* 47 224 53 225 -5
3 Georgetown University (DC) 95 4 90 63 -2
4 Shorter U. Coll. Adult/Prof. Progs. (GA) 61 57 39 4 13
5 Salem College (NC) 56 163 57 143 30
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Best Bang for the Buck West

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Rank Name 8-year graduation rate Graduation rate rank Predicted grad rate based on % of Pell recipients, incoming SATs, etc. Grad rate performance rank Pell/non-Pell grad rate gap
1 CA State UniversityÐStanislaus (CA)* 65 59 50 12 -1
2 CA State UniversityÐBakersfield (CA)* 54 122 48 62 -1
3 Heritage University (WA) 53 128 42 21 14
4 University of WAÐTacoma (WA)* 75 18 54 3 -12
5 Brigham Young UniversityÐProvo (UT) 85 35 71 4 7

Best Colleges for Adult Learners - 2 Year Colleges

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Rank Name Ease of transfer (4 pts) Flexibility of programs (9 pts) Services for adult students (6 pts) % students over age 25 Graduation rate of part-time students
1 Penn State Fayette_Eberly (PA)* 4 9 6 18 73
2 Renton Technical College (WA)* 4 7 6 67 68
3 Lakeshore Technical College (WI)* 4 8 6 48 63
4 St Josephs Hospital Health Center School of Nursing (NY) 3 4 5 44 89
5 Penn. State University_Mont Alto (PA)* 4 9 5 21 52

Best Colleges for Adult Learners - 4 Year Colleges

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Rank Name Ease of transfer (5 pts) Flexibility of programs (9 pts) Services for adult students (6 pts) Percent of students over age 25 Graduation rate of part-time students
1 Golden Gate Univ. San Francisco (CA) 5 8 5 89 39
2 University of Utah (UT)* 4 8 6 27 66
3 University of Iowa (IA)* 5 7 6 8 66
4 Bethel University (TN) 5 9 5 58 75
5 Bellevue University (NE) 5 8 2 80 64