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Texas A&M Ranked No. 1 Nationally Among Public Schools For Number Of Graduates In 6 Years

August 29, 2018


By Keith Randall, Texas A&M University Marketing And Communications

Texas A&M University is No. 1 nationally in the largest total number of students – 8,033– who graduate within six years in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s latest tabulation of graduation rates.

The publication annually reveals its survey of six-year graduation rates of colleges that includes public, private and for-profit schools and universities.

Among public institutions, the University of Virginia is rated No. 1 in percentage values, with 94.2 percent of its students graduating within six years. Texas A&M is ranked No. 30 overall among public institutions with an 80.2 percent six-year graduation rate but No. 1 among all public universities in total number of students at 8,033.

The Manhattan School of Music is ranked No. 1 among private institutions with a 100 percent six-year graduation rate but with only 93 total students earning their degrees.  Yale, Princeton and Harvard are ranked Nos. 2-4 with each school having over a 97 percent graduation rate in the private schools category.

The Chronicle of Higher Education was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Washington, D.C.  It is considered one of the country’s leading academic affairs publications.

In other recent rankings, Texas A&M is rated the No. 1 public university in the state by Money Magazine and Texas A&M is the only public university in Texas to make the Fiske Guide To Colleges in its “Best Buys” of U.S. colleges.

Media contact: Keith Randall at (979) 845-4644 or

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