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Graduation Rates Detail for San Diego State University

Graduation Rates for Students Starting College in 2001

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 2007. 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 2001, 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 240 22 73 31 9.2% 39.6% 52.5%
  Women 328 66 95 26 20.1% 49.1% 57.0%
Asian/Pac Is Totals 568 88 168 57 15.5% 45.1% 55.1%
Black Men 59 7 17 5 11.9% 40.7% 49.2%
  Women 91 23 19 6 25.3% 46.2% 52.7%
Black Totals 150 30 36 11 20.0% 44.0% 51.3%
Latino Men 204 21 47 29 10.3% 33.3% 47.5%
  Women 334 61 94 31 18.3% 46.4% 55.7%
Latino Totals 538 82 141 60 15.2% 41.4% 52.6%
Nat Amer Men 9 0 2 2 0.0% 22.2% 44.4%
  Women 8 4 2 0 50.0% 75.0% 75.0%
Nat Amer Totals 17 4 4 2 23.5% 47.1% 58.8%
White Men 693 103 212 65 14.9% 45.5% 54.8%
  Women 1,001 270 264 60 27.0% 53.3% 59.3%
White Totals 1,694 373 476 125 22.0% 50.1% 57.5%
NonRes Alien Men 23 3 4 4 13.0% 30.4% 47.8%
  Women 18 4 2 2 22.2% 33.3% 44.4%
NonRes Alien Totals 41 7 6 6 17.1% 31.7% 46.3%
No Response Men 124 22 32 21 17.7% 43.5% 60.5%
  Women 206 58 60 14 28.2% 57.3% 64.1%
No Response Totals 330 80 92 35 24.2% 52.1% 62.7%
Totals Men 1,352 178 387 157 13.2% 41.8% 53.4%
Women 1,986 486 536 139 24.5% 51.5% 58.5%
Grand Totals 3,338 664 923 296 19.9% 47.5% 56.4%

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