U.S. News & World Report came out with a list today ranking colleges across the country, based on the percentage of their recent graduates who went on to graduate school:
Of the 1,756 undergraduate programs surveyed by U.S. News, 627 reported the percentage of their 2009 graduating class that had gone on to pursue a graduate degree within a year of graduation. Among those schools, an average of 25.5 percent of students opted to attend graduate school within a year of receiving their diplomas. A handful institutions, however, are well above that average.
Of that pool of colleges who responded to the survey, Niagara University ranked #4 nationally, reporting that 76 percent of its grads went on for further study. Four other colleges in the Empire State also made the Top 10.
Here's the entire Top 10 list:
Yeshiva University (NYS), 89%
SUNY College Old Westbury (NYS), 78%
Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology (NYS), 78%
Niagara University (NYS), 76%
Hawaii Pacific University, 75%
SUNY College of Technology, Delhi (NYS), 75%
Waldorf College (Iowa), 75%
South Carolina State University, 70%
Southern Connecticut State University, 70%
Missouri Western State University, 66%
- Mary Pasciak