Nobody Is Graduating In 4 Years, Here Are 2 Infographics To Prove It

07/10/2014 02:47 pm ET | Updated Jul 10, 2014
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Only spending four years in college is pretty rare these days.

An analysis by the data site FindTheBest of federal statistics housed in the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System finds there is no state where a majority of students graduate college in four years.

Virginia ranks at the top with 46 percent graduating in four years, and New Hampshire boasts 41 percent. A few other states like Iowa, Delaware and Washington aren't too far behind with close to two-fifths of students getting degrees in four years.

Nevada comes in dead last with just 8.75 percent graduating in four years, unless you count Washington, D.C., which posted a mere 3 percent 4-year graduation rate.

Things are a bit better if you look at the 6-year graduation rates, but the states' rankings are relatively unchanged.

Earlier this week, a report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center showed 68.7 percent of all first-time students who started in fall 2012 returned to college for the fall 2013 semester, down one point from fall 2009.

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