University of Phoenix-Pennsylvania was among the 10 colleges and universities in Pennsylvania with the lowest graduation rates, according to a Watchdog analysis of federal education data.
The school recorded a 9 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.
Pennsylvania schools with the lowest graduation rates
|1||University of Phoenix-Pennsylvania||Philadelphia||248||9%|
|2||Harrisburg Area Community College||Harrisburg||18,837||11%|
|3||The Art Institute of Pittsburgh-Online Division||Pittsburgh||4,675||11%|
|4||Community College of Philadelphia||Philadelphia||18,126||12%|
|5||Community College of Allegheny County||Pittsburgh||16,092||14%|
|6||Westmoreland County Community College||Youngwood||5,554||14%|
|7||Reading Area Community College||Reading||4,117||15%|
|8||Yeshivath Beth Moshe||Scranton||45||15%|
|9||Cheyney University of Pennsylvania||Cheyney||746||16%|
|10||Delaware County Community College||Media||11,457||16%|
Source: National Center for Education Statistics