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Published May 10 2010

Graphic: Graduation rate comparison for area colleges

How Concordia compares

Graduation rates for Concordia as compared to other campuses in the Minnesota Private College Council. The figures are for full-time new entering freshmen who began college in 2002, the most recent year comparative data is available.

4 years 6 years

Carleton College 90% 93%

Macalester College 84% 87%

St. Olaf College 83% 87%

College of St. Benedict 80% 84%

Gustavus Adolphus College 81% 83%

St. Johns University 73% 83%

Bethel University 66% 75%

Hamline University 65% 71%

Concordia College 60% 65%

St. Catherine University 37% 58%

Augsburg College 37% 57%

Source: Minnesota Private College Council


How NDSU compares

Graduation rates for NDSU as compared to other research universities in the peer group selected by the state Board of Higher Education. The figures are for full-time new entering freshmen who began college in 2002, the most recent year comparative data is available.

4 years 6 years

University of Delaware 67% 80%

Clemson University 50% 79%

University of Connecticut 56% 76%

University of Vermont 55% 71%

Iowa State University 34% 67%

University of Nebraska-Lincoln 25% 64%

University of Tennessee 30% 60%

University of Maine 34% 59%

University of Arkansas (Main) 33% 58%

University of Kentucky 29% 58%

University of Rhode Island 40% 58%

University of Idaho 23% 57%

University of Wyoming 23% 53%

University of Nevada-Reno 15% 48%

North Dakota State University 19% 47%

University of Alaska Fairbanks 10% 27%

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System


How MSUM compares

Graduation rates for MSUM as compared to other universities in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. The figures are for full-time new entering freshmen who began college in 2002, the most recent year comparative data is available.

4 years 6 years

Winona State 25% 55%

MSU-Mankato 18% 51%

St. Cloud State 19% 49%

Bemidji State 20% 46%

MSU-Moorhead 18% 40%

Southwest Minn. State 20% 40%

Metropolitan State 6% 20%

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System


University of North Dakota

This figure is for full-time freshmen who began in 2002.

4 years 6 years

University of North Dakota 22% 54%

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System