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

The school recorded a 5 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.

Illinois schools with the lowest graduation rates

RankSchoolCityEnrollmentGraduation rate
1Argosy University-ChicagoChicago6245%
2Hebrew Theological CollegeSkokie3395%
3South Suburban CollegeHolland3,7037%
4University of Phoenix-IllinoisSchaumburg3238%
5City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X CollegeChicago6,1839%
6East-West UniversityChicago51411%
7Prairie State CollegeChicago Heights4,48412%
8City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey CollegeChicago2,97913%
9Joliet Junior CollegeJoliet15,38314%
10Triton CollegeRiver Grove11,38615%

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

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