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Graduation Rates Detail for Sonoma 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 24 2 8 1 8.3% 41.7% 45.8%
  Women 34 7 10 1 20.6% 50.0% 52.9%
Asian/Pac Is Totals 58 9 18 2 15.5% 46.6% 50.0%
Black Men 3 0 1 0 0.0% 33.3% 33.3%
  Women 13 3 2 1 23.1% 38.5% 46.2%
Black Totals 16 3 3 1 18.8% 37.5% 43.8%
Latino Men 24 3 4 1 12.5% 29.2% 33.3%
  Women 63 10 16 6 15.9% 41.3% 50.8%
Latino Totals 87 13 20 7 14.9% 37.9% 46.0%
Nat Amer Men 5 0 0 1 0.0% 0.0% 20.0%
  Women 8 1 1 0 12.5% 25.0% 25.0%
Nat Amer Totals 13 1 1 1 7.7% 15.4% 23.1%
White Men 195 34 34 7 17.4% 34.9% 38.5%
  Women 391 108 83 18 27.6% 48.8% 53.5%
White Totals 586 142 117 25 24.2% 44.2% 48.5%
NonRes Alien Men 2 0 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
NonRes Alien Totals 2 0 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
No Response Men 38 4 4 3 10.5% 21.1% 28.9%
  Women 72 20 16 7 27.8% 50.0% 59.7%
No Response Totals 110 24 20 10 21.8% 40.0% 49.1%
Totals Men 291 43 51 13 14.8% 32.3% 36.8%
Women 581 149 128 33 25.6% 47.7% 53.4%
Grand Totals 872 192 179 46 22.0% 42.5% 47.8%

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