DeVry University-Colorado was among the 10 colleges and universities in Colorado with the lowest graduation rates, according to a Watchdog analysis of federal education data.

The school recorded an 11 percent graduation rate.

The analysis is based on numbers from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), which is a unit of 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. It is available through the NCES Web portal, College Navigator.

The analysis includes the graduation rates of students who began in 2010 at all four-year schools and fall 2013 at two-year schools reported to the U.S. Department of Education. Those time periods reflect 150 percent of the “normal time” for students to complete their academic programs.

Colorado schools with the lowest graduation rates

RankSchoolCityEnrollmentGraduation rate
1DeVry University-ColoradoWestminster45511%
2National American University-Colorado SpringsColorado Springs19513%
3Colorado Heights UniversityDenver10315%
4Community College of DenverDenver9,01315%
5Pikes Peak Community CollegeColorado Springs13,15417%
6Arapahoe Community CollegeLittleton10,26118%
7Front Range Community CollegeWestminster18,96618%
8University of Phoenix-ColoradoLone Tree58318%
9Colorado Mountain CollegeGlenwood Springs5,80620%
10Colorado Technical University-Colorado SpringsColorado Springs25,54820%

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

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