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

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 129 15 46 24 11.6% 47.3% 65.9%
  Women 95 17 40 12 17.9% 60.0% 72.6%
Asian/Pac Is Totals 224 32 86 36 14.3% 52.7% 68.8%
Black Men 34 2 4 3 5.9% 17.6% 26.5%
  Women 15 3 3 4 20.0% 40.0% 66.7%
Black Totals 49 5 7 7 10.2% 24.5% 38.8%
Latino Men 204 5 52 32 2.5% 27.9% 43.6%
  Women 156 33 41 20 21.2% 47.4% 60.3%
Latino Totals 360 38 93 52 10.6% 36.4% 50.8%
Nat Amer Men 19 1 3 3 5.3% 21.1% 36.8%
  Women 27 4 9 2 14.8% 48.1% 55.6%
Nat Amer Totals 46 5 12 5 10.9% 37.0% 47.8%
White Men 663 70 239 123 10.6% 46.6% 65.2%
  Women 580 134 235 60 23.1% 63.6% 74.0%
White Totals 1,243 204 474 183 16.4% 54.5% 69.3%
NonRes Alien Men 3 1 2 0 33.3% 100.0% 100.0%
  Women 3 2 0 0 66.7% 66.7% 66.7%
NonRes Alien Totals 6 3 2 0 50.0% 83.3% 83.3%
No Response Men 111 14 34 19 12.6% 43.2% 60.4%
  Women 75 17 26 11 22.7% 57.3% 72.0%
No Response Totals 186 31 60 30 16.7% 48.9% 65.1%
Totals Men 1,163 108 380 204 9.3% 42.0% 59.5%
Women 951 210 354 109 22.1% 59.3% 70.8%
Grand Totals 2,114 318 734 313 15.0% 49.8% 64.6%

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