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Graduation Rates Detail for University of California System

Graduation Rates for Students Starting College in 1996

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 2002. Only colleges and universities that reported this data in this year are included. Some schools, such as UC Merced and CSU Channel Islands, are too new.

The report follows a group of full-time, first-time, degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students that started college in 1996, 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%.

Use the links in the table to view graphs of the trend over time for each gender or ethnicity. The graphs for the ethnicities show the data for both genders and the total; the graphs for the genders show all specific ethnicities and the total. Data for non-resident alien and no response are not included in the graphs.

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  Completions Completion Rate
Ethnicity Gender Cohort 4-Year 5-Year 6-Year 4-Year 5-Year 6-Year
Asian/Pac Is Men 3,937 1,308 1,354 309 33.2% 67.6% 75.5%
  Women 4,464 2,215 1,303 228 49.6% 78.8% 83.9%
Asian/Pac Is Totals 8,401 3,523 2,657 537 41.9% 73.6% 80.0%
Black Men 310 67 81 19 21.6% 47.7% 53.9%
  Women 600 175 194 50 29.2% 61.5% 69.8%
Black Totals 910 242 275 69 26.6% 56.8% 64.4%
Latino Men 1,331 317 440 117 23.8% 56.9% 65.7%
  Women 1,887 690 574 135 36.6% 67.0% 74.1%
Latino Totals 3,218 1,007 1,014 252 31.3% 62.8% 70.6%
Nat Amer Men 103 23 26 14 22.3% 47.6% 61.2%
  Women 141 58 23 10 41.1% 57.4% 64.5%
Nat Amer Totals 244 81 49 24 33.2% 53.3% 63.1%
White Men 4,159 1,619 1,281 291 38.9% 69.7% 76.7%
  Women 5,028 2,753 1,109 190 54.8% 76.8% 80.6%
White Totals 9,187 4,372 2,390 481 47.6% 73.6% 78.8%
NonRes Alien Men 170 76 45 13 44.7% 71.2% 78.8%
  Women 143 82 29 5 57.3% 77.6% 81.1%
NonRes Alien Totals 313 158 74 18 50.5% 74.1% 79.9%
No Response Men 628 231 200 43 36.8% 68.6% 75.5%
  Women 747 384 200 32 51.4% 78.2% 82.5%
No Response Totals 1,375 615 400 75 44.7% 73.8% 79.3%
Totals Men 10,638 3,641 3,427 806 34.2% 66.4% 74.0%
Women 13,010 6,357 3,432 650 48.9% 75.2% 80.2%
Grand Totals 23,648 9,998 6,859 1,456 42.3% 71.3% 77.4%

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