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

Graduation Rates for Students Starting College in 1998

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 2004. 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 1998, 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 207 19 72 36 9.2% 44.0% 61.4%
  Women 104 23 43 17 22.1% 63.5% 79.8%
Asian/Pac Is Totals 311 42 115 53 13.5% 50.5% 67.5%
Black Men 22 2 2 5 9.1% 18.2% 40.9%
  Women 9 2 2 1 22.2% 44.4% 55.6%
Black Totals 31 4 4 6 12.9% 25.8% 45.2%
Latino Men 113 4 35 14 3.5% 34.5% 46.9%
  Women 66 12 17 7 18.2% 43.9% 54.5%
Latino Totals 179 16 52 21 8.9% 38.0% 49.7%
Nat Amer Men 9 0 3 3 0.0% 33.3% 66.7%
  Women 8 1 3 0 12.5% 50.0% 50.0%
Nat Amer Totals 17 1 6 3 5.9% 41.2% 58.8%
White Men 833 99 323 145 11.9% 50.7% 68.1%
  Women 672 181 276 68 26.9% 68.0% 78.1%
White Totals 1,505 280 599 213 18.6% 58.4% 72.6%
NonRes Alien Men 6 1 1 1 16.7% 33.3% 50.0%
  Women 4 0 1 0 0.0% 25.0% 25.0%
NonRes Alien Totals 10 1 2 1 10.0% 30.0% 40.0%
No Response Men 125 11 42 23 8.8% 42.4% 60.8%
  Women 82 12 41 5 14.6% 64.6% 70.7%
No Response Totals 207 23 83 28 11.1% 51.2% 64.7%
Totals Men 1,315 136 478 227 10.3% 46.7% 64.0%
Women 945 231 383 98 24.4% 65.0% 75.3%
Grand Totals 2,260 367 861 325 16.2% 54.3% 68.7%

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