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Graduation Rates Detail for California State University, Los Angeles

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 94 5 11 15 5.3% 17.0% 33.0%
  Women 146 25 41 16 17.1% 45.2% 56.2%
Asian/Pac Is Totals 240 30 52 31 12.5% 34.2% 47.1%
Black Men 29 0 2 2 0.0% 6.9% 13.8%
  Women 72 2 6 5 2.8% 11.1% 18.1%
Black Totals 101 2 8 7 2.0% 9.9% 16.8%
Latino Men 261 6 24 36 2.3% 11.5% 25.3%
  Women 490 26 79 74 5.3% 21.4% 36.5%
Latino Totals 751 32 103 110 4.3% 18.0% 32.6%
Nat Amer Men 1 0 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
  Women 3 0 0 1 0.0% 0.0% 33.3%
Nat Amer Totals 4 0 0 1 0.0% 0.0% 25.0%
White Men 24 3 1 2 12.5% 16.7% 25.0%
  Women 40 7 3 7 17.5% 25.0% 42.5%
White Totals 64 10 4 9 15.6% 21.9% 35.9%
NonRes Alien Men 19 2 2 1 10.5% 21.1% 26.3%
  Women 27 1 4 0 3.7% 18.5% 18.5%
NonRes Alien Totals 46 3 6 1 6.5% 19.6% 21.7%
No Response Men 18 1 3 2 5.6% 22.2% 33.3%
  Women 50 4 7 6 8.0% 22.0% 34.0%
No Response Totals 68 5 10 8 7.4% 22.1% 33.8%
Totals Men 446 17 43 58 3.8% 13.5% 26.5%
Women 828 65 140 109 7.9% 24.8% 37.9%
Grand Totals 1,274 82 183 167 6.4% 20.8% 33.9%

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