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Graduation Rates Detail for California State University, Long Beach

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 253 18 47 31 7.1% 25.7% 37.9%
  Women 393 26 101 52 6.6% 32.3% 45.5%
Asian/Pac Is Totals 646 44 148 83 6.8% 29.7% 42.6%
Black Men 51 2 10 6 3.9% 23.5% 35.3%
  Women 167 14 34 17 8.4% 28.7% 38.9%
Black Totals 218 16 44 23 7.3% 27.5% 38.1%
Latino Men 225 11 35 39 4.9% 20.4% 37.8%
  Women 463 48 116 49 10.4% 35.4% 46.0%
Latino Totals 688 59 151 88 8.6% 30.5% 43.3%
Nat Amer Men 3 0 2 0 0.0% 66.7% 66.7%
  Women 10 0 3 2 0.0% 30.0% 50.0%
Nat Amer Totals 13 0 5 2 0.0% 38.5% 53.8%
White Men 306 21 70 43 6.9% 29.7% 43.8%
  Women 503 107 138 53 21.3% 48.7% 59.2%
White Totals 809 128 208 96 15.8% 41.5% 53.4%
NonRes Alien Men 5 0 2 0 0.0% 40.0% 40.0%
  Women 17 1 3 2 5.9% 23.5% 35.3%
NonRes Alien Totals 22 1 5 2 4.5% 27.3% 36.4%
No Response Men 102 9 22 12 8.8% 30.4% 42.2%
  Women 154 28 42 16 18.2% 45.5% 55.8%
No Response Totals 256 37 64 28 14.5% 39.5% 50.4%
Totals Men 945 61 188 131 6.5% 26.3% 40.2%
Women 1,707 224 437 191 13.1% 38.7% 49.9%
Grand Totals 2,652 285 625 322 10.7% 34.3% 46.5%

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