August 17, 2016 | Number of The Day
Number of college students attending four-year public institutions that graduate within six years

Only 62.3 percent of students attending a state four-year institution end up graduating – or graduate within six years, according to third way, a Washington think tank. Even worse, eight out of the 12 public colleges (66 percent) would be considered “drop out factories” under other circumstances given that they graduate less than two-thirds of their students.
Not all colleges are alike, however. The College of New Jersey has the highest rate of graduates, with 85.67 percent. The lowest completion rate is from New Jersey City University, with 32.97 percent.