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Graduation Rates Detail for University of California System

Graduation Rates for Students Starting College in 1998

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 2004. 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 1998, 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 3,951 1,489 1,378 267 37.7% 72.6% 79.3%
  Women 4,811 2,684 1,294 133 55.8% 82.7% 85.5%
Asian/Pac Is Totals 8,762 4,173 2,672 400 47.6% 78.1% 82.7%
Black Men 227 57 71 21 25.1% 56.4% 65.6%
  Women 469 179 144 21 38.2% 68.9% 73.3%
Black Totals 696 236 215 42 33.9% 64.8% 70.8%
Latino Men 1,075 272 365 83 25.3% 59.3% 67.0%
  Women 1,705 717 492 93 42.1% 70.9% 76.4%
Latino Totals 2,780 989 857 176 35.6% 66.4% 72.7%
Nat Amer Men 61 15 22 6 24.6% 60.7% 70.5%
  Women 102 39 33 3 38.2% 70.6% 73.5%
Nat Amer Totals 163 54 55 9 33.1% 66.9% 72.4%
White Men 3,863 1,731 1,107 201 44.8% 73.5% 78.7%
  Women 4,810 2,778 1,020 131 57.8% 79.0% 81.7%
White Totals 8,673 4,509 2,127 332 52.0% 76.5% 80.3%
NonRes Alien Men 157 88 27 6 56.1% 73.2% 77.1%
  Women 160 85 40 4 53.1% 78.1% 80.6%
NonRes Alien Totals 317 173 67 10 54.6% 75.7% 78.9%
No Response Men 1,620 639 490 109 39.4% 69.7% 76.4%
  Women 1,769 890 440 62 50.3% 75.2% 78.7%
No Response Totals 3,389 1,529 930 171 45.1% 72.6% 77.6%
Totals Men 10,954 4,291 3,460 693 39.2% 70.8% 77.1%
Women 13,826 7,372 3,463 447 53.3% 78.4% 81.6%
Grand Totals 24,780 11,663 6,923 1,140 47.1% 75.0% 79.6%

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