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Graduation Rates Detail for California State University, Northridge

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 189 1 24 25 0.5% 13.2% 26.5%
  Women 212 9 45 24 4.2% 25.5% 36.8%
Asian/Pac Is Totals 401 10 69 49 2.5% 19.7% 31.9%
Black Men 104 0 5 10 0.0% 4.8% 14.4%
  Women 237 9 22 17 3.8% 13.1% 20.3%
Black Totals 341 9 27 27 2.6% 10.6% 18.5%
Latino Men 326 3 36 32 0.9% 12.0% 21.8%
  Women 456 12 68 69 2.6% 17.5% 32.7%
Latino Totals 782 15 104 101 1.9% 15.2% 28.1%
Nat Amer Men 7 0 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
  Women 12 2 2 1 16.7% 33.3% 41.7%
Nat Amer Totals 19 2 2 1 10.5% 21.1% 26.3%
White Men 258 11 45 34 4.3% 21.7% 34.9%
  Women 276 25 82 32 9.1% 38.8% 50.4%
White Totals 534 36 127 66 6.7% 30.5% 42.9%
NonRes Alien Men 18 0 2 1 0.0% 11.1% 16.7%
  Women 25 4 4 1 16.0% 32.0% 36.0%
NonRes Alien Totals 43 4 6 2 9.3% 23.3% 27.9%
No Response Men 156 6 19 29 3.8% 16.0% 34.6%
  Women 232 14 50 32 6.0% 27.6% 41.4%
No Response Totals 388 20 69 61 5.2% 22.9% 38.7%
Totals Men 1,058 21 131 131 2.0% 14.4% 26.7%
Women 1,450 75 273 176 5.2% 24.0% 36.1%
Grand Totals 2,508 96 404 307 3.8% 19.9% 32.2%

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