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Graduation Rates Detail for California State University, Bakersfield

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 16 1 2 0 6.3% 18.8% 18.8%
  Women 17 0 8 0 0.0% 47.1% 47.1%
Asian/Pac Is Totals 33 1 10 0 3.0% 33.3% 33.3%
Black Men 17 0 2 0 0.0% 11.8% 11.8%
  Women 19 1 5 3 5.3% 31.6% 47.4%
Black Totals 36 1 7 3 2.8% 22.2% 30.6%
Latino Men 44 2 7 1 4.5% 20.5% 22.7%
  Women 104 21 13 19 20.2% 32.7% 51.0%
Latino Totals 148 23 20 20 15.5% 29.1% 42.6%
Nat Amer Women 3 1 0 0 33.3% 33.3% 33.3%
Nat Amer Totals 3 1 0 0 33.3% 33.3% 33.3%
White Men 65 10 9 4 15.4% 29.2% 35.4%
  Women 85 16 18 7 18.8% 40.0% 48.2%
White Totals 150 26 27 11 17.3% 35.3% 42.7%
NonRes Alien Men 10 0 1 0 0.0% 10.0% 10.0%
  Women 8 0 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
NonRes Alien Totals 18 0 1 0 0.0% 5.6% 5.6%
No Response Men 13 1 1 2 7.7% 15.4% 30.8%
  Women 17 3 4 4 17.6% 41.2% 64.7%
No Response Totals 30 4 5 6 13.3% 30.0% 50.0%
Totals Men 165 14 22 7 8.5% 21.8% 26.1%
Women 253 42 48 33 16.6% 35.6% 48.6%
Grand Totals 418 56 70 40 13.4% 30.1% 39.7%

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