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Graduation Rates Detail for California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Graduation Rates for Students Starting College in 1996

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 2002. 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 1996, 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 200 10 66 36 5.0% 38.0% 56.0%
  Women 98 22 35 12 22.4% 58.2% 70.4%
Asian/Pac Is Totals 298 32 101 48 10.7% 44.6% 60.7%
Black Men 35 0 4 3 0.0% 11.4% 20.0%
  Women 17 1 5 1 5.9% 35.3% 41.2%
Black Totals 52 1 9 4 1.9% 19.2% 26.9%
Latino Men 198 11 49 33 5.6% 30.3% 47.0%
  Women 158 27 52 19 17.1% 50.0% 62.0%
Latino Totals 356 38 101 52 10.7% 39.0% 53.7%
Nat Amer Men 11 0 2 0 0.0% 18.2% 18.2%
  Women 29 2 10 6 6.9% 41.4% 62.1%
Nat Amer Totals 40 2 12 6 5.0% 35.0% 50.0%
White Men 986 94 357 160 9.5% 45.7% 62.0%
  Women 783 235 287 87 30.0% 66.7% 77.8%
White Totals 1,769 329 644 247 18.6% 55.0% 69.0%
NonRes Alien Men 3 0 0 1 0.0% 0.0% 33.3%
  Women 3 0 1 1 0.0% 33.3% 66.7%
NonRes Alien Totals 6 0 1 2 0.0% 16.7% 50.0%
No Response Men 122 17 30 21 13.9% 38.5% 55.7%
  Women 114 29 33 18 25.4% 54.4% 70.2%
No Response Totals 236 46 63 39 19.5% 46.2% 62.7%
Totals Men 1,555 132 508 254 8.5% 41.2% 57.5%
Women 1,202 316 423 144 26.3% 61.5% 73.5%
Grand Totals 2,757 448 931 398 16.2% 50.0% 64.5%

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