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Graduation Rates Detail for California State University, Northridge

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 189 8 33 21 4.2% 21.7% 32.8%
  Women 212 20 47 23 9.4% 31.6% 42.5%
Asian/Pac Is Totals 401 28 80 44 7.0% 26.9% 37.9%
Black Men 83 1 3 9 1.2% 4.8% 15.7%
  Women 189 9 19 20 4.8% 14.8% 25.4%
Black Totals 272 10 22 29 3.7% 11.8% 22.4%
Latino Men 294 7 29 31 2.4% 12.2% 22.8%
  Women 374 20 67 60 5.3% 23.3% 39.3%
Latino Totals 668 27 96 91 4.0% 18.4% 32.0%
Nat Amer Men 5 0 1 0 0.0% 20.0% 20.0%
  Women 7 0 0 1 0.0% 0.0% 14.3%
Nat Amer Totals 12 0 1 1 0.0% 8.3% 16.7%
White Men 250 21 46 27 8.4% 26.8% 37.6%
  Women 279 32 91 28 11.5% 44.1% 54.1%
White Totals 529 53 137 55 10.0% 35.9% 46.3%
NonRes Alien Men 24 2 4 2 8.3% 25.0% 33.3%
  Women 17 1 3 0 5.9% 23.5% 23.5%
NonRes Alien Totals 41 3 7 2 7.3% 24.4% 29.3%
No Response Men 118 13 16 17 11.0% 24.6% 39.0%
  Women 203 19 41 23 9.4% 29.6% 40.9%
No Response Totals 321 32 57 40 10.0% 27.7% 40.2%
Totals Men 963 52 132 107 5.4% 19.1% 30.2%
Women 1,281 101 268 155 7.9% 28.8% 40.9%
Grand Totals 2,244 153 400 262 6.8% 24.6% 36.3%

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