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Graduation Rates Detail for University of Southern 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 294 181 59 11 61.6% 81.6% 85.4%
  Women 283 186 38 21 65.7% 79.2% 86.6%
Asian/Pac Is Totals 577 367 97 32 63.6% 80.4% 86.0%
Black Men 67 21 15 5 31.3% 53.7% 61.2%
  Women 118 64 23 7 54.2% 73.7% 79.7%
Black Totals 185 85 38 12 45.9% 66.5% 73.0%
Latino Men 149 70 38 7 47.0% 72.5% 77.2%
  Women 215 131 46 9 60.9% 82.3% 86.5%
Latino Totals 364 201 84 16 55.2% 78.3% 82.7%
Nat Amer Men 13 7 3 0 53.8% 76.9% 76.9%
  Women 15 9 1 2 60.0% 66.7% 80.0%
Nat Amer Totals 28 16 4 2 57.1% 71.4% 78.6%
White Men 804 473 158 24 58.8% 78.5% 81.5%
  Women 706 487 100 13 69.0% 83.1% 85.0%
White Totals 1,510 960 258 37 63.6% 80.7% 83.1%
NonRes Alien Men 82 44 13 1 53.7% 69.5% 70.7%
  Women 66 46 13 1 69.7% 89.4% 90.9%
NonRes Alien Totals 148 90 26 2 60.8% 78.4% 79.7%
No Response Men 2 2 0 0 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
  Women 8 7 1 0 87.5% 100.0% 100.0%
No Response Totals 10 9 1 0 90.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Totals Men 1,411 798 286 48 56.6% 76.8% 80.2%
Women 1,411 930 222 53 65.9% 81.6% 85.4%
Grand Totals 2,822 1,728 508 101 61.2% 79.2% 82.8%

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