10 Colleges Most Likely to Lead to Grad School

mortarSome students have the foresight to see past their undergraduate college searches and onto their graduate school careers. Does going to a certain undergraduate college give you a better opportunity of going to graduate school?

That correlation is tough to tell, but U.S. News recently surveyed 1,756 undergraduate programs to find out what percentages of their undergraduate classes were heading on to grad school. The study found that an average of 25.5% of students attended graduate school within a year of graduating college. There were some schools, however, that seemed like outliers…

Here are the 10 colleges with the highest percentage of students who go on to graduate school:

1. Yeshiva University
Graduates pursuing advanced degrees:
89%

2. SUNY College–Old Westbury
Graduates pursuing advanced degrees: 78%

3. Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology (NY)
Graduates pursuing advanced degrees:
78%

4. Hawaii Pacific University
Graduates pursuing advanced degrees: 75%

5. SUNY College of Technology –Delhi
Graduates pursuing advanced degrees: 75%

6. Waldorf College (IA)
Graduates pursuing advanced degrees: 75%

7. South Carolina State University
Graduates pursuing advanced degrees: 70%

8. Southern Connecticut State University
Graduates pursuing advanced degrees: 70%

9. Missouri Western State University
Graduates pursuing advanced degrees: 66%

10. Georgetown College (KY)
Graduates pursuing advanced degrees: 65%

Are you thinking about grad school during your college search? When’s a good time to start? Leave a comment below!

Original Post Date: August 16th, 2011

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