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10 Best Public Colleges With the Highest Graduation Rates


Want to know the single best measure of quality and affordability?

Look to a college’s four-year graduation rate. This number measures a college's ability to get students the classes and academic support they need to succeed in their education; it also measures the college's ability to deliver that education on time and on budget.

The following ten public institutions excel at this key measure, besting the national average for public colleges (29.9%) by 38 to 55 percentage points.

(Note: Throughout this slide show, "total cost" is an annual total including tuition, room and board, and supplies.)

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