Yale has the second highest graduation rate of all research universities, with 97 percent of undergraduates completing their degrees within six years, a new report by the Chronicle of Higher Education concluded. Yale was barely edged out by Harvard, which had a graduation rate of 98 percent in 2008, but topped Princeton (4th, with 96 percent of students graduating).

The report surveyed students who began college in 1996 and 2002 and tracked how many had graduated by 2002 and 2008, respectively. It also found that graduation rates declined in 33 percent of universities over that period.

[via HuffPo]