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Graduation Rates Detail for Saint Mary's College of California

Graduation Rates for Students Starting College in 1999

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 2005. 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 1999, 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 7 3 0 29.2% 41.7% 41.7%
  Women 37 20 1 0 54.1% 56.8% 56.8%
Asian/Pac Is Totals 61 27 4 0 44.3% 50.8% 50.8%
Black Men 20 6 1 1 30.0% 35.0% 40.0%
  Women 19 7 1 0 36.8% 42.1% 42.1%
Black Totals 39 13 2 1 33.3% 38.5% 41.0%
Latino Men 39 20 2 1 51.3% 56.4% 59.0%
  Women 59 39 2 2 66.1% 69.5% 72.9%
Latino Totals 98 59 4 3 60.2% 64.3% 67.3%
Nat Amer Men 3 3 0 0 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
  Women 5 2 2 0 40.0% 80.0% 80.0%
Nat Amer Totals 8 5 2 0 62.5% 87.5% 87.5%
White Men 169 101 17 5 59.8% 69.8% 72.8%
  Women 235 155 11 8 66.0% 70.6% 74.0%
White Totals 404 256 28 13 63.4% 70.3% 73.5%
NonRes Alien Men 11 5 1 0 45.5% 54.5% 54.5%
  Women 8 4 1 0 50.0% 62.5% 62.5%
NonRes Alien Totals 19 9 2 0 47.4% 57.9% 57.9%
Totals Men 266 142 24 7 53.4% 62.4% 65.0%
Women 363 227 18 10 62.5% 67.5% 70.2%
Grand Totals 629 369 42 17 58.7% 65.3% 68.0%

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