Getting into college is only half the battle. Getting through is another challenge. The National Center for Education Statistics reports that only about half of first-time full-time undergrad students at public schools graduate in six years or less. While students at private nonprofit schools fared slightly better—65 percent turned the tassel in six years—only 28 percent of those at for-profit colleges graduated in the same time frame.
These colleges ensure that students get the courses they need to graduate. Here are the public colleges with the highest four-year graduation rates according to data compiled by The Chronicle for Higher Education, with tips for all students on graduating on time. We provide average net prices to see the cost of graduating on time. The good news is none of these schools even come close to some of the most expensive colleges in America.
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