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Graduation Rates Detail for San Josť State University

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 424 25 82 53 5.9% 25.2% 37.7%
  Women 369 31 95 61 8.4% 34.1% 50.7%
Asian/Pac Is Totals 793 56 177 114 7.1% 29.4% 43.8%
Black Men 82 3 11 8 3.7% 17.1% 26.8%
  Women 77 3 11 4 3.9% 18.2% 23.4%
Black Totals 159 6 22 12 3.8% 17.6% 25.2%
Latino Men 137 3 10 14 2.2% 9.5% 19.7%
  Women 216 13 44 32 6.0% 26.4% 41.2%
Latino Totals 353 16 54 46 4.5% 19.8% 32.9%
Nat Amer Men 4 0 0 1 0.0% 0.0% 25.0%
  Women 6 3 1 0 50.0% 66.7% 66.7%
Nat Amer Totals 10 3 1 1 30.0% 40.0% 50.0%
White Men 195 9 42 17 4.6% 26.2% 34.9%
  Women 204 31 53 17 15.2% 41.2% 49.5%
White Totals 399 40 95 34 10.0% 33.8% 42.4%
NonRes Alien Men 28 4 3 1 14.3% 25.0% 28.6%
  Women 16 2 6 0 12.5% 50.0% 50.0%
NonRes Alien Totals 44 6 9 1 13.6% 34.1% 36.4%
No Response Men 94 2 14 9 2.1% 17.0% 26.6%
  Women 79 14 19 9 17.7% 41.8% 53.2%
No Response Totals 173 16 33 18 9.2% 28.3% 38.7%
Totals Men 964 46 162 103 4.8% 21.6% 32.3%
Women 967 97 229 123 10.0% 33.7% 46.4%
Grand Totals 1,931 143 391 226 7.4% 27.7% 39.4%

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