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University of Maryland Graduation Rate Among Nation's Top 10

By Maryland Today Staff

The University of Maryland has been honored as one of America’s top ten public institutions with the best six-year graduation rates by The Chronicle of Higher Education. UMD’s graduation rate was ranked No.10 nationally among over 500 public colleges.

Overall, public colleges graduated nearly 60 percent of full-time students who started in 2011 within six years. The University of Maryland graduated 85.4% of bachelors-degree-seeking students in 2017.

The publication assessed degree-granting U.S. colleges that are eligible to participate in Title IV federal financial-aid programs and which have at least 50 students in the degree-seeking cohort. Six-year graduation rates reflect the percentage of first-time, full-time, bachelor's-degree-seeking students who enrolled in 2011 and completed bachelor's or equivalent degrees at the same institution by August 31, 2017.

The full list from The Chronicle of Higher Ed for colleges with the best and worst 6-year graduation rates for 2017 can be found here.

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