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Graduation Rates Detail for University of California, Santa Cruz

Graduation Rates for Students Starting College in 1999

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 2005. 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 1999, 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 179 73 30 9 40.8% 57.5% 62.6%
  Women 214 126 35 10 58.9% 75.2% 79.9%
Asian/Pac Is Totals 393 199 65 19 50.6% 67.2% 72.0%
Black Men 17 5 5 0 29.4% 58.8% 58.8%
  Women 35 20 3 3 57.1% 65.7% 74.3%
Black Totals 52 25 8 3 48.1% 63.5% 69.2%
Latino Men 107 39 19 9 36.4% 54.2% 62.6%
  Women 189 69 49 7 36.5% 62.4% 66.1%
Latino Totals 296 108 68 16 36.5% 59.5% 64.9%
Nat Amer Men 6 1 2 0 16.7% 50.0% 50.0%
  Women 14 6 1 0 42.9% 50.0% 50.0%
Nat Amer Totals 20 7 3 0 35.0% 50.0% 50.0%
White Men 566 240 125 20 42.4% 64.5% 68.0%
  Women 755 430 100 23 57.0% 70.2% 73.2%
White Totals 1,321 670 225 43 50.7% 67.8% 71.0%
NonRes Alien Men 2 1 0 0 50.0% 50.0% 50.0%
  Women 1 1 0 0 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
NonRes Alien Totals 3 2 0 0 66.7% 66.7% 66.7%
No Response Men 109 46 22 6 42.2% 62.4% 67.9%
  Women 156 84 26 2 53.8% 70.5% 71.8%
No Response Totals 265 130 48 8 49.1% 67.2% 70.2%
Totals Men 986 405 203 44 41.1% 61.7% 66.1%
Women 1,364 736 214 45 54.0% 69.6% 72.9%
Grand Totals 2,350 1,141 417 89 48.6% 66.3% 70.1%

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