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

RankSchoolCityEnrollmentGraduation rate
1University of Phoenix-PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia2489%
2Harrisburg Area Community CollegeHarrisburg18,83711%
3The Art Institute of Pittsburgh-Online DivisionPittsburgh4,67511%
4Community College of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia18,12612%
5Community College of Allegheny CountyPittsburgh16,09214%
6Westmoreland County Community CollegeYoungwood5,55414%
7Reading Area Community CollegeReading4,11715%
8Yeshivath Beth MosheScranton4515%
9Cheyney University of PennsylvaniaCheyney74616%
10Delaware County Community CollegeMedia11,45716%

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

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