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Graduation Rates Detail for University of San Diego

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 23 13 5 0 56.5% 78.3% 78.3%
  Women 39 22 5 2 56.4% 69.2% 74.4%
Asian/Pac Is Totals 62 35 10 2 56.5% 72.6% 75.8%
Black Men 16 7 3 0 43.8% 62.5% 62.5%
  Women 7 3 1 0 42.9% 57.1% 57.1%
Black Totals 23 10 4 0 43.5% 60.9% 60.9%
Latino Men 45 15 8 4 33.3% 51.1% 60.0%
  Women 102 61 13 1 59.8% 72.5% 73.5%
Latino Totals 147 76 21 5 51.7% 66.0% 69.4%
Nat Amer Men 4 3 0 0 75.0% 75.0% 75.0%
  Women 16 7 1 0 43.8% 50.0% 50.0%
Nat Amer Totals 20 10 1 0 50.0% 55.0% 55.0%
White Men 304 177 50 3 58.2% 74.7% 75.7%
  Women 415 272 27 9 65.5% 72.0% 74.2%
White Totals 719 449 77 12 62.4% 73.2% 74.8%
NonRes Alien Men 12 5 1 0 41.7% 50.0% 50.0%
  Women 6 5 0 1 83.3% 83.3% 100.0%
NonRes Alien Totals 18 10 1 1 55.6% 61.1% 66.7%
No Response Men 10 2 3 0 20.0% 50.0% 50.0%
  Women 29 18 5 1 62.1% 79.3% 82.8%
No Response Totals 39 20 8 1 51.3% 71.8% 74.4%
Totals Men 414 222 70 7 53.6% 70.5% 72.2%
Women 614 388 52 14 63.2% 71.7% 73.9%
Grand Totals 1,028 610 122 21 59.3% 71.2% 73.2%

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