2021 Completion In Time Rankings

At a Glance

The graduation rate, percentage of students who complete their program within given time, can be a simple and standard measure to rank colleges.
For the graduation rate, 150 percent of the published (normal) time for the program is used to compute. For example, 150 students out of 200 total students have completed their BS degree program, (i.e. 4-years program) in 4 years, additional 30 students have completed in 6 years , then the graduation rate is 90% ( (150 + 30) / 200 * 100).
Princeton University has the highest graduation rate (98%) and Unitek College has the second lowest rate (98%) based on academic year 2019-2020 graduation data.
Below table ranks and compares the Completion In Time having highest graduation rate. For the graduation rate rankings, we only include 4-year colleges that more than 3,000 students have applied to.
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Completion In Time Comparison Table

RankCollege NameGraduation RateTransfer-out RateRetention RateTuition & FeesSAT ScoreAcceptance RatePopulationStudent to Faculty Ratio
1Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
98%-98%$52,8001,5156.00%8,3745 to 1
2Unitek College
Fremont, CA
98%--$35,284--3,77421 to 1
3Yale University
New Haven, CT
97%-99%$55,5001,5156.00%13,4336 to 1
4Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
97%-99%$51,9251,5155.00%31,5667 to 1
5University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN
96%-98%$55,5531,47516.00%12,60710 to 1
6University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
96%-98%$57,7701,5058.00%25,8606 to 1
7Brown University
Providence, RI
96%-98%$58,4041,5057.00%10,2576 to 1
8Georgetown University
Washington, DC
95%-96%$56,0581,46514.00%19,20411 to 1
9University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
95%1%99%$59,2981,5356.00%17,0025 to 1
10Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
95%-99%$53,7901,5407.00%11,5743 to 1
11Washington University in St Louis
Saint Louis, MO
95%-97%$55,2921,52014.00%15,8527 to 1
12Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH
95%-97%$57,2041,5008.00%6,5727 to 1
13Columbia University in the City of New York
New York, NY
95%2%98%$60,5781,5055.00%31,0776 to 1
14Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
95%-97%$57,2221,48011.00%23,6009 to 1
15Duke University
Durham, NC
95%3%98%$57,9311,5258.00%16,6066 to 1
16University of Virginia-Main Campus
Charlottesville, VA
95%3%97%$51,4821,43024.00%24,63915 to 1
17Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
94%-97%$56,6911,4959.00%22,1276 to 1
18Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA
94%4%95%$57,9101,42027.00%14,72013 to 1
19Tufts University
Medford, MA
94%4%96%$58,5781,46515.00%11,5869 to 1
20Stanford University
Stanford, CA
94%1%99%$53,5291,5054.00%17,3815 to 1
21University of California-Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
93%-97%$44,0071,43016.00%42,50120 to 1
22Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
93%3%97%$55,3501,51011.00%26,1527 to 1
23Babson College
Wellesley, MA
93%-95%$52,6081,36026.00%3,35714 to 1
24University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI
93%-97%$52,9971,43523.00%46,71611 to 1
25Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
93%-97%$52,0701,5109.00%12,8247 to 1
26Rice University
Houston, TX
93%-97%$49,1121,5209.00%7,1246 to 1
27University of California-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
92%4%97%$42,9941,41512.00%44,53718 to 1
28University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
92%-97%$58,1331,44511.00%47,3109 to 1
29Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT
92%6%96%$57,034-16.00%3,2178 to 1
30United States Naval Academy
Annapolis, MD
92%-97%-1,3508.00%4,5128 to 1
31Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA
91%-95%$53,6341,36049.00%8,64210 to 1
32University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
91%5%97%$36,1591,40523.00%30,01113 to 1
33Emory University
Atlanta, GA
90%-95%$53,8041,44516.00%14,4589 to 1
34Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
Atlanta, GA
90%5%97%$33,7941,40521.00%32,72318 to 1
35Bentley University
Waltham, MA
90%2%93%$51,8301,32047.00%5,46011 to 1
36Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA
90%8%92%$58,1961,34334.00%3,6689 to 1
37Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA
90%6%97%$57,1191,51015.00%14,02910 to 1
38Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA
90%-94%$55,2401,36532.00%6,8499 to 1
39Villanova University
Villanova, PA
90%9%96%$55,2801,39528.00%11,03011 to 1
40William & Mary
Williamsburg, VA
90%7%95%$46,8541,41538.00%8,81711 to 1
41Northeastern University
Boston, MA
89%7%97%$53,5061,46518.00%21,62714 to 1
42Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA
89%-96%$52,320-49.00%6,87413 to 1
43University of Richmond
University of Richmond, VA
89%-93%$54,6901,37528.00%4,0028 to 1
44University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
88%3%97%$28,6591,39037.00%52,21818 to 1
45Boston University
Boston, MA
88%-94%$55,8921,42519.00%34,65710 to 1
46Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC
88%-96%$55,440-30.00%8,40110 to 1
47University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI
88%-95%$37,7851,39054.00%43,46317 to 1
48University of California-Davis
Davis, CA
87%-92%$44,2491,29039.00%38,16720 to 1
49University of California-San Diego
La Jolla, CA
87%-94%$44,1691,37031.00%37,88719 to 1
50University of Georgia
Athens, GA
87%9%95%$31,1201,33045.00%38,65217 to 1
51University of Maryland-College Park
College Park, MD
87%8%95%$36,8911,37544.00%41,20018 to 1
52Brandeis University
Waltham, MA
87%8%92%$57,2161,43530.00%5,80010 to 1
53University of Rochester
Rochester, NY
87%12%95%$56,0301,40530.00%11,81710 to 1
54Providence College
Providence, RI
87%11%93%$52,4381,28047.00%4,67411 to 1
55Pepperdine University
Malibu, CA
86%-91%$55,8921,34032.00%7,96114 to 1
56Tulane University of Louisiana
New Orleans, LA
86%11%94%$56,8001,44013.00%12,6468 to 1
57St Olaf College
Northfield, MN
86%12%91%$49,7101,31048.00%3,04812 to 1
58The College of New Jersey
Ewing, NJ
86%12%93%$28,9011,26049.00%7,68613 to 1
59Ohio State University-Main Campus
Columbus, OH
86%8%95%$32,0611,35554.00%61,17019 to 1
60The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX
86%-95%$38,3261,35532.00%51,83218 to 1
61Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, VA
86%-93%$32,8351,28570.00%34,68314 to 1
62United States Air Force Academy
USAF Academy, CO
85%-95%-1,33511.00%4,3368 to 1
63University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, IL
85%-93%$36,2131,34059.00%49,70220 to 1
64Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, NJ
85%15%95%$54,0141,42040.00%6,92911 to 1
65New York University
New York, NY
85%8%94%$53,3081,44016.00%51,8479 to 1
66Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY
85%3%92%$55,3781,39047.00%7,89513 to 1
67United States Military Academy
West Point, NY
85%4%97%-1,27012.00%4,5897 to 1
68Elon University
Elon, NC
85%-90%$36,5711,24078.00%6,99112 to 1
69Gonzaga University
Spokane, WA
85%5%94%$45,1401,28062.00%7,56311 to 1
70University of California-Irvine
Irvine, CA
84%9%93%$43,4811,29527.00%36,03218 to 1
71University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT
84%9%93%$39,8941,30549.00%27,41216 to 1
72Rutgers University-New Brunswick
New Brunswick, NJ
84%8%93%$32,1891,32061.00%50,25416 to 1
73Marist College
Poughkeepsie, NY
84%13%87%$40,525-49.00%6,62416 to 1
74Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH
84%-95%$50,9241,42527.00%11,89011 to 1
75Clemson University
Clemson, SC
84%5%93%$38,5501,31551.00%24,95116 to 1
76James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA
84%-90%$29,1061,20577.00%21,75116 to 1
77University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Seattle, WA
84%-94%$38,1661,34552.00%47,40019 to 1
78University of California-Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
83%-92%$44,1451,35530.00%25,97622 to 1
79Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO
83%5%92%$39,7621,31053.00%6,32515 to 1
80Fairfield University
Fairfield, CT
83%15%90%$49,8301,28057.00%5,27312 to 1
81Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
83%5%93%$21,6831,27036.00%41,00521 to 1
82University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL
83%-92%$51,9301,35527.00%17,33112 to 1
83Loyola University Maryland
Baltimore, MD
83%15%88%$50,100-80.00%5,64512 to 1
84University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Minneapolis, MN
83%10%93%$33,3251,37057.00%50,73417 to 1
85Fordham University
Bronx, NY
83%11%90%$54,0081,34546.00%16,51515 to 1
86Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY
83%-90%$52,2551,28044.00%22,80315 to 1
87University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
Pittsburgh, PA
83%12%93%$33,7461,35057.00%28,67314 to 1
88University of Scranton
Scranton, PA
83%-87%$45,7901,21576.00%5,28613 to 1
89Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, TX
83%14%92%$49,2501,25047.00%10,91813 to 1
90California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, CA
82%2%94%$23,8331,34028.00%22,01321 to 1
91George Washington University
Washington, DC
82%-93%$54,5381,37541.00%28,17213 to 1
92Butler University
Indianapolis, IN
82%15%89%$42,3601,24073.00%5,49511 to 1
93Emerson College
Boston, MA
82%-87%$49,1521,30533.00%4,57315 to 1
94University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Amherst, MA
82%13%91%$35,7101,29064.00%30,59317 to 1
95Binghamton University
Vestal, NY
82%15%92%$27,7911,36041.00%17,76819 to 1
96Yeshiva University
New York, NY
82%11%87%$44,9001,27055.00%6,4797 to 1
97North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Raleigh, NC
82%11%94%$29,2201,33545.00%35,47914 to 1
98University of Dayton
Dayton, OH
82%-91%$44,1001,22072.00%11,24114 to 1
99Texas A & M University-College Station
College Station, TX
82%8%92%$37,4701,27558.00%68,67920 to 1
100Marquette University
Milwaukee, WI
82%-87%$43,9301,22083.00%11,60514 to 1