New data shows APU leads Alaska with highest college graduation rate

grad-rate-mapeCollegeFinder has announced its online list of accredited colleges and universities with the highest graduation rates by state. Alaska Pacific University has come out on top in the state of Alaska.

eCollegeFinder uses data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and looked specifically at the ‘Overall Graduation Rate’ metric by state.

The NCES defines this as “the overall graduation rate…known as the ‘Student Right to Know’ or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award, such as a certificate, within 150 percent of ‘normal time’ for completing the program in which they are enrolled.”

“As the end of the school year approaches and graduation gowns are fitted, we look at which schools boast the highest likelihood of getting you across the stage with a diploma,” explains eCollegeFinder’s website. “For the sake of argument, we decided to only look at schools offering 4-year degrees with housing. Our goal was to look at those schools offering a more traditional college experience. We are dedicated to inspiring and informing students with comprehensive online tools and college information, leading us to make this informative graphic.”

Founded in 2004, eCollegeFinder represents more than 120 accredited online colleges and universities and is dedicated to inspiring and informing college students with comprehensive online tools and information.