Tulane University has the most students graduate college, according to an analysis of four-year colleges and universities in Louisiana federal education data.
Tulane recorded an 83 percent graduation rate, compared to slightly more than half who graduated at Loyola (56%). LSU graduated 67 percent, with Louisiana Tech graduating 53 percent.
The data was collected by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) within the U.S. Department of Education. The NCES provides the most current data on graduation rates, pricing, enrollment and accreditation at more than 7,000 post-secondary campuses. Data is available through the NCES Web portal’s College Navigator.
The analysis includes the graduation rates of students who began in 2010 at all four-year schools reported to the U.S. Department of Education. The time period reflects 150 percent of the “normal time” for students to complete their academic programs.
Louisiana four-year schools with the top graduation rates
|1||Tulane University of Louisiana||New Orleans||12,581||83%|
|2||Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College||Baton Rouge||31,409||67%|
|3||Remington College-Shreveport Campus||Shreveport||297||63%|
|4||Loyola University New Orleans||New Orleans||3,679||56%|
|5||Louisiana Tech University||Ruston||12,672||53%|
|6||University of Holy Cross||New Orleans||1,040||52%|
|7||Centenary College of Louisiana||Shreveport||549||48%|
|8||Nicholls State University||Thibodaux||6,255||47%|
|9||University of Louisiana at Lafayette||Lafayette||17,519||44%|
|10||Xavier University of Louisiana||New Orleans||2,997||44%|
Source: National Center for Education Statistics
This a revised article first published by Watchdog News.