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Graduation Rates Detail for California State University System

Graduation Rates for Students Starting College in 1997

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 2003. 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 1997, 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 2,756 155 514 411 5.6% 24.3% 39.2%
  Women 3,116 334 807 429 10.7% 36.6% 50.4%
Asian/Pac Is Totals 5,872 489 1,321 840 8.3% 30.8% 45.1%
Black Men 783 28 88 67 3.6% 14.8% 23.4%
  Women 1,476 64 202 144 4.3% 18.0% 27.8%
Black Totals 2,259 92 290 211 4.1% 16.9% 26.3%
Latino Men 2,649 75 397 308 2.8% 17.8% 29.4%
  Women 4,220 296 900 615 7.0% 28.3% 42.9%
Latino Totals 6,869 371 1,297 923 5.4% 24.3% 37.7%
Nat Amer Men 97 9 12 13 9.3% 21.6% 35.1%
  Women 186 20 40 17 10.8% 32.3% 41.4%
Nat Amer Totals 283 29 52 30 10.2% 28.6% 39.2%
White Men 4,319 390 1,046 527 9.0% 33.2% 45.5%
  Women 5,710 1,019 1,589 517 17.8% 45.7% 54.7%
White Totals 10,029 1,409 2,635 1,044 14.0% 40.3% 50.7%
NonRes Alien Men 244 22 29 21 9.0% 20.9% 29.5%
  Women 277 53 60 10 19.1% 40.8% 44.4%
NonRes Alien Totals 521 75 89 31 14.4% 31.5% 37.4%
No Response Men 1,253 114 237 152 9.1% 28.0% 40.1%
  Women 1,647 242 401 185 14.7% 39.0% 50.3%
No Response Totals 2,900 356 638 337 12.3% 34.3% 45.9%
Totals Men 12,101 793 2,323 1,499 6.6% 25.7% 38.1%
Women 16,632 2,028 3,999 1,917 12.2% 36.2% 47.8%
Grand Totals 28,733 2,821 6,322 3,416 9.8% 31.8% 43.7%

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