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Graduation Rates Detail for California State University, Sacramento

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 138 6 24 22 4.3% 21.7% 37.7%
  Women 171 9 42 25 5.3% 29.8% 44.4%
Asian/Pac Is Totals 309 15 66 47 4.9% 26.2% 41.4%
Black Men 52 0 7 5 0.0% 13.5% 23.1%
  Women 82 1 9 13 1.2% 12.2% 28.0%
Black Totals 134 1 16 18 0.7% 12.7% 26.1%
Latino Men 76 2 10 12 2.6% 15.8% 31.6%
  Women 144 4 23 16 2.8% 18.8% 29.9%
Latino Totals 220 6 33 28 2.7% 17.7% 30.5%
Nat Amer Men 3 1 0 1 33.3% 33.3% 66.7%
  Women 12 1 3 2 8.3% 33.3% 50.0%
Nat Amer Totals 15 2 3 3 13.3% 33.3% 53.3%
White Men 220 12 48 20 5.5% 27.3% 36.4%
  Women 285 40 75 29 14.0% 40.4% 50.5%
White Totals 505 52 123 49 10.3% 34.7% 44.4%
NonRes Alien Men 17 1 1 2 5.9% 11.8% 23.5%
  Women 6 1 1 0 16.7% 33.3% 33.3%
NonRes Alien Totals 23 2 2 2 8.7% 17.4% 26.1%
No Response Men 67 9 7 8 13.4% 23.9% 35.8%
  Women 77 8 19 10 10.4% 35.1% 48.1%
No Response Totals 144 17 26 18 11.8% 29.9% 42.4%
Totals Men 573 31 97 70 5.4% 22.3% 34.6%
Women 777 64 172 95 8.2% 30.4% 42.6%
Grand Totals 1,350 95 269 165 7.0% 27.0% 39.2%

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