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Graduation Rates Detail for Pepperdine University

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 18 6 8 0 33.3% 77.8% 77.8%
  Women 25 16 3 0 64.0% 76.0% 76.0%
Asian/Pac Is Totals 43 22 11 0 51.2% 76.7% 76.7%
Black Men 8 4 2 0 50.0% 75.0% 75.0%
  Women 11 9 0 0 81.8% 81.8% 81.8%
Black Totals 19 13 2 0 68.4% 78.9% 78.9%
Latino Men 19 11 4 1 57.9% 78.9% 84.2%
  Women 37 24 3 2 64.9% 73.0% 78.4%
Latino Totals 56 35 7 3 62.5% 75.0% 80.4%
Nat Amer Men 2 2 0 0 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Nat Amer Totals 2 2 0 0 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
White Men 181 103 19 4 56.9% 67.4% 69.6%
  Women 272 196 19 3 72.1% 79.0% 80.1%
White Totals 453 299 38 7 66.0% 74.4% 75.9%
NonRes Alien Men 31 12 6 1 38.7% 58.1% 61.3%
  Women 27 16 1 0 59.3% 63.0% 63.0%
NonRes Alien Totals 58 28 7 1 48.3% 60.3% 62.1%
No Response Men 15 7 2 0 46.7% 60.0% 60.0%
  Women 52 38 4 0 73.1% 80.8% 80.8%
No Response Totals 67 45 6 0 67.2% 76.1% 76.1%
Totals Men 274 145 41 6 52.9% 67.9% 70.1%
Women 424 299 30 5 70.5% 77.6% 78.8%
Grand Totals 698 444 71 11 63.6% 73.8% 75.4%

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