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Graduation Rates for Students Starting College in 2001

The data presented below are from a longitudinal report collected by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) in 2007. Only colleges and universities that reported this data in this year are included. Some schools, such as University of California Merced and California State University Channel Islands, are too new.

The report follows a group of full-time, first-time, degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students that started college in 2001, labeled below as the Cohort. The Completions columns indicate how many of the original cohort received their bachelor's degree in 4 years, 5 years, and 6 years.

The completion rates are the percentage of the cohort that completed within 4, 5, or 6 years. To calculate the rate, all completions up to and including that time-frame are used as the numerator. For example, based on a cohort of 100 students, if 25 students complete their bachelor's degree in 4 years, the 4-year completion rate is 25%. If 15 students take 5 years to complete their degree, the 5-year completion rate is 40%; that is 40% of the original cohort completed their degree within 5 years of starting. If 10 students take 6 years to complete, the 6-year completion rate is 50%.

To see the data by ethnicity and gender, click on the name of a college or university. Data for other years are available via links at the bottom of this page.

Graphs showing trend over time of the 4-year, 5-year, and 6-year can be viewed by clicking on the Trend Graph link following the name of the school.

For the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) Systems, the completion rates for the system as a whole is provided with a link to a graph showing the trend over time. Average rates for UC, CSU, and members of the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) are also provided.

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  Completions Completion Rate
University of California
Institution Name Cohort 4-Year 5-Year 6-Year 4-Year 5-Year 6-Year
University of California, Berkeley -  Trend Graph 3,847 2,344 906 138 60.9% 84.5% 88.1%
University of California, Davis -  Trend Graph 4,400 1,873 1,343 265 42.6% 73.1% 79.1%
University of California, Irvine -  Trend Graph 3,986 2,048 1,000 125 51.4% 76.5% 79.6%
University of California, Los Angeles -  Trend Graph 4,241 2,808 944 64 66.2% 88.5% 90.0%
University of California, Riverside -  Trend Graph 2,458 940 575 106 38.2% 61.6% 65.9%
University of California, San Diego -  Trend Graph 3,981 2,246 947 163 56.4% 80.2% 84.3%
University of California, Santa Barbara -  Trend Graph 3,628 1,809 918 173 49.9% 75.2% 79.9%
University of California, Santa Cruz -  Trend Graph 2,939 1,344 548 115 45.7% 64.4% 68.3%
University of California Totals -  Trend Graph 29,480 15,412 7,181 1,149 52.3% 76.6% 80.5%
University of California Average Rate         51.4% 75.5% 79.4%
California State University
Institution Name Cohort 4-Year 5-Year 6-Year 4-Year 5-Year 6-Year
California Maritime Academy -  Trend Graph 102 44 14 5 43.1% 56.9% 61.8%
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo -  Trend Graph 2,957 629 1,050 276 21.3% 56.8% 66.1%
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona -  Trend Graph 2,412 229 579 371 9.5% 33.5% 48.9%
California State University, Bakersfield -  Trend Graph 610 86 104 53 14.1% 31.1% 39.8%
California State University, Chico -  Trend Graph 2,092 314 591 192 15.0% 43.3% 52.4%
California State University, Dominguez Hills -  Trend Graph 561 26 75 57 4.6% 18.0% 28.2%
California State University, East Bay -  Trend Graph 692 75 139 62 10.8% 30.9% 39.9%
California State University, Fresno -  Trend Graph 1,946 275 435 226 14.1% 36.5% 48.1%
California State University, Fullerton -  Trend Graph 2,772 416 655 312 15.0% 38.6% 49.9%
California State University, Long Beach -  Trend Graph 4,324 420 999 606 9.7% 32.8% 46.8%
California State University, Los Angeles -  Trend Graph 1,223 117 165 101 9.6% 23.1% 31.3%
California State University, Monterey Bay -  Trend Graph 559 66 101 35 11.8% 29.9% 36.1%
California State University, Northridge -  Trend Graph 3,168 285 597 402 9.0% 27.8% 40.5%
California State University, Sacramento -  Trend Graph 2,278 221 466 278 9.7% 30.2% 42.4%
California State University, San Bernardino -  Trend Graph 1,273 127 229 132 10.0% 28.0% 38.3%
California State University, San Marcos -  Trend Graph 339 42 78 28 12.4% 35.4% 43.7%
California State University, Stanislaus -  Trend Graph 516 96 119 51 18.6% 41.7% 51.6%
Humboldt State University -  Trend Graph 725 81 159 61 11.2% 33.1% 41.5%
San Diego State University -  Trend Graph 3,338 664 923 296 19.9% 47.5% 56.4%
San Francisco State University -  Trend Graph 1,820 209 362 233 11.5% 31.4% 44.2%
San Josť State University -  Trend Graph 2,577 185 536 361 7.2% 28.0% 42.0%
Sonoma State University -  Trend Graph 1,018 258 248 59 25.3% 49.7% 55.5%
California State University Totals -  Trend Graph 37,302 4,865 8,624 4,197 13.0% 36.2% 47.4%
California State University Average Rate         14.2% 35.6% 45.7%
WASC-Accredited Non-public 4-Year Institutions (AICCU Member)
Institution Name Cohort 4-Year 5-Year 6-Year 4-Year 5-Year 6-Year
American Jewish University -  Trend Graph 24 18 0 0 75.0% 75.0% 75.0%
Art Center College of Design -  Trend Graph 33 29 2 0 87.9% 93.9% 93.9%
Azusa Pacific University -  Trend Graph 757 389 91 10 51.4% 63.4% 64.7%
Biola University -  Trend Graph 649 360 84 17 55.5% 68.4% 71.0%
California Baptist University -  Trend Graph 209 115 13 5 55.0% 61.2% 63.6%
California College of the Arts -  Trend Graph 120 32 38 0 26.7% 58.3% 58.3%
California Institute of Technology -  Trend Graph 214 175 14 2 81.8% 88.3% 89.3%
California Institute of the Arts -  Trend Graph 135 62 9 5 45.9% 52.6% 56.3%
California Lutheran University -  Trend Graph 392 227 7 13 57.9% 59.7% 63.0%
Chapman University -  Trend Graph 727 360 91 38 49.5% 62.0% 67.3%
Claremont McKenna College -  Trend Graph 261 221 11 1 84.7% 88.9% 89.3%
Cogswell Polytechnical College -  Trend Graph 25 7 1 3 28.0% 32.0% 44.0%
Concordia University -  Trend Graph 276 154 13 4 55.8% 60.5% 62.0%
Dominican University of California -  Trend Graph 127 51 16 2 40.2% 52.8% 54.3%
Fresno Pacific University -  Trend Graph 187 93 11 5 49.7% 55.6% 58.3%
Golden Gate University -  Trend Graph 6 3 0 0 50.0% 50.0% 50.0%
Harvey Mudd College -  Trend Graph 172 134 8 3 77.9% 82.6% 84.3%
Holy Names University -  Trend Graph 45 11 3 2 24.4% 31.1% 35.6%
Hope International University -  Trend Graph 75 1 19 8 1.3% 26.7% 37.3%
Humphreys College -  Trend Graph 102 15 7 3 14.7% 21.6% 24.5%
La Sierra University -  Trend Graph 262 33 27 13 12.6% 22.9% 27.9%
Laguna College of Art & Design -  Trend Graph 37 15 5 2 40.5% 54.1% 59.5%
Loyola Marymount University -  Trend Graph 1,256 814 95 40 64.8% 72.4% 75.6%
Menlo College -  Trend Graph 147 27 8 30 18.4% 23.8% 44.2%
Mills College -  Trend Graph 112 58 6 0 51.8% 57.1% 57.1%
Mount Saint Mary's College -  Trend Graph 141 47 14 4 33.3% 43.3% 46.1%
National University -  Trend Graph 15 0 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Notre Dame de Namur University -  Trend Graph 111 55 9 0 49.5% 57.7% 57.7%
Occidental College -  Trend Graph 456 346 21 4 75.9% 80.5% 81.4%
Otis College of Art and Design -  Trend Graph 150 60 14 1 40.0% 49.3% 50.0%
Pacific Union College -  Trend Graph 173 43 36 7 24.9% 45.7% 49.7%
Patten University -  Trend Graph 7 0 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pepperdine University -  Trend Graph 605 447 30 2 73.9% 78.8% 79.2%
Pitzer College -  Trend Graph 224 144 11 5 64.3% 69.2% 71.4%
Point Loma Nazarene University -  Trend Graph 545 327 47 10 60.0% 68.6% 70.5%
Pomona College -  Trend Graph 393 339 27 2 86.3% 93.1% 93.6%
Saint Mary's College of California -  Trend Graph 580 350 34 2 60.3% 66.2% 66.6%
Samuel Merritt University -  Trend Graph 8 0 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
San Francisco Conservatory of Music -  Trend Graph 29 17 2 0 58.6% 65.5% 65.5%
Santa Clara University -  Trend Graph 1,017 799 49 8 78.6% 83.4% 84.2%
Scripps College -  Trend Graph 201 147 9 3 73.1% 77.6% 79.1%
Simpson University -  Trend Graph 146 49 16 8 33.6% 44.5% 50.0%
Soka University of America -  Trend Graph 120 99 3 0 82.5% 85.0% 85.0%
Stanford University -  Trend Graph 1,615 1,286 204 48 79.6% 92.3% 95.2%
The Master's College -  Trend Graph 238 81 35 6 34.0% 48.7% 51.3%
Thomas Aquinas College -  Trend Graph 64 44 7 0 68.8% 79.7% 79.7%
University of La Verne -  Trend Graph 293 125 38 9 42.7% 55.6% 58.7%
University of Redlands -  Trend Graph 613 363 38 12 59.2% 65.4% 67.4%
University of San Diego -  Trend Graph 1,003 635 95 10 63.3% 72.8% 73.8%
University of San Francisco -  Trend Graph 840 411 115 21 48.9% 62.6% 65.1%
University of Southern California -  Trend Graph 2,762 1,824 431 81 66.0% 81.6% 84.6%
University of the Pacific -  Trend Graph 602 247 131 27 41.0% 62.8% 67.3%
Vanguard University of Southern California -  Trend Graph 325 140 20 7 43.1% 49.2% 51.4%
Westmont College -  Trend Graph 366 238 13 3 65.0% 68.6% 69.4%
Whittier College -  Trend Graph 344 180 17 3 52.3% 57.3% 58.1%
William Jessup University -  Trend Graph 22 2 3 1 9.1% 22.7% 27.3%
Woodbury University -  Trend Graph 114 29 21 6 25.4% 43.9% 49.1%
WASC-Accredited Non-public 4-Year Institutions (AICCU Member) Average Rate         49.0% 57.7% 60.3%
WASC-Accredited Non-public 4-Year Institutions
Institution Name Cohort 4-Year 5-Year 6-Year 4-Year 5-Year 6-Year
Academy of Art University -  Trend Graph 351 15 81 30 4.3% 27.4% 35.9%
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science -  Trend Graph 77 75 0 0 97.4% 97.4% 97.4%
LIFE Pacific College -  Trend Graph 49 25 8 4 51.0% 67.3% 75.5%
National Hispanic University -  Trend Graph 40 0 2 5 0.0% 5.0% 17.5%
San Francisco Art Institute -  Trend Graph 59 16 4 0 27.1% 33.9% 33.9%
Southern California Institute of Architecture -  Trend Graph 13 0 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
WASC-Accredited Non-public 2-Year Institutions
Institution Name Cohort 4-Year 5-Year 6-Year 4-Year 5-Year 6-Year
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles -  Trend Graph 6 0 0 1 0.0% 0.0% 16.7%
State-Approved Institutions
Institution Name Cohort 4-Year 5-Year 6-Year 4-Year 5-Year 6-Year
Art Institute of California - San Francisco -  Trend Graph 54 18 2 1 33.3% 37.0% 38.9%
Bethesda Christian University -  Trend Graph 87 0 78 0 0.0% 89.7% 89.7%
Brooks Institute -  Trend Graph 153 48 0 0 31.4% 31.4% 31.4%
Design Institute of San Diego -  Trend Graph 15 8 4 0 53.3% 80.0% 80.0%
DeVry University -  Trend Graph 1,469 397 23 16 27.0% 28.6% 29.7%
ITT Technical Institute -  Trend Graph 52 46 0 0 88.5% 88.5% 88.5%
Musicians Institute -  Trend Graph 6 5 0 1 83.3% 83.3% 100.0%
Newschool of Architecture & Design -  Trend Graph 18 0 8 0 0.0% 44.4% 44.4%
Northwestern Polytechnic University -  Trend Graph 21 12 0 0 57.1% 57.1% 57.1%
Shasta Bible College -  Trend Graph 13 1 1 6 7.7% 15.4% 61.5%
Southern California Institute of Technology -  Trend Graph 192 140 0 0 72.9% 72.9% 72.9%
University of Phoenix -  Trend Graph 6,578 52 160 69 0.8% 3.2% 4.3%
Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad/West Coast Talmudical Seminary -  Trend Graph 42 8 0 0 19.0% 19.0% 19.0%
Institutions Exempt from State Approval
Institution Name Cohort 4-Year 5-Year 6-Year 4-Year 5-Year 6-Year
Cleveland Chiropractic College -  Trend Graph 59 14 3 0 23.7% 28.8% 28.8%
Southern California Seminary -  Trend Graph 10 0 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

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