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Graduation Rates Detail for California State University System

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 3,069 181 586 493 5.9% 25.0% 41.1%
  Women 3,541 462 891 461 13.0% 38.2% 51.2%
Asian/Pac Is Totals 6,610 643 1,477 954 9.7% 32.1% 46.5%
Black Men 769 23 85 62 3.0% 14.0% 22.1%
  Women 1,296 89 184 112 6.9% 21.1% 29.7%
Black Totals 2,065 112 269 174 5.4% 18.5% 26.9%
Latino Men 2,823 133 411 347 4.7% 19.3% 31.6%
  Women 4,319 447 911 588 10.3% 31.4% 45.1%
Latino Totals 7,142 580 1,322 935 8.1% 26.6% 39.7%
Nat Amer Men 94 5 5 17 5.3% 10.6% 28.7%
  Women 156 14 31 14 9.0% 28.8% 37.8%
Nat Amer Totals 250 19 36 31 7.6% 22.0% 34.4%
White Men 5,112 480 1,214 623 9.4% 33.1% 45.3%
  Women 6,635 1,422 1,754 629 21.4% 47.9% 57.3%
White Totals 11,747 1,902 2,968 1,252 16.2% 41.5% 52.1%
NonRes Alien Men 332 32 66 31 9.6% 29.5% 38.9%
  Women 306 58 55 20 19.0% 36.9% 43.5%
NonRes Alien Totals 638 90 121 51 14.1% 33.1% 41.1%
No Response Men 1,944 200 452 244 10.3% 33.5% 46.1%
  Women 2,312 459 584 218 19.9% 45.1% 54.5%
No Response Totals 4,256 659 1,036 462 15.5% 39.8% 50.7%
Totals Men 14,143 1,054 2,819 1,817 7.5% 27.4% 40.2%
Women 18,565 2,951 4,410 2,042 15.9% 39.6% 50.6%
Grand Totals 32,708 4,005 7,229 3,859 12.2% 34.3% 46.1%

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