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Graduation Rates Detail for University of Southern California

Graduation Rates for Students Starting College in 2001

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 2007. 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 2001, 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 266 170 52 6 63.9% 83.5% 85.7%
  Women 290 207 44 7 71.4% 86.6% 89.0%
Asian/Pac Is Totals 556 377 96 13 67.8% 85.1% 87.4%
Black Men 81 33 20 4 40.7% 65.4% 70.4%
  Women 105 64 16 5 61.0% 76.2% 81.0%
Black Totals 186 97 36 9 52.2% 71.5% 76.3%
Latino Men 158 85 37 6 53.8% 77.2% 81.0%
  Women 198 134 32 4 67.7% 83.8% 85.9%
Latino Totals 356 219 69 10 61.5% 80.9% 83.7%
Nat Amer Men 9 5 1 0 55.6% 66.7% 66.7%
  Women 12 9 0 1 75.0% 75.0% 83.3%
Nat Amer Totals 21 14 1 1 66.7% 71.4% 76.2%
White Men 694 426 122 29 61.4% 79.0% 83.1%
  Women 662 512 67 9 77.3% 87.5% 88.8%
White Totals 1,356 938 189 38 69.2% 83.1% 85.9%
NonRes Alien Men 128 72 18 8 56.3% 70.3% 76.6%
  Women 80 50 12 0 62.5% 77.5% 77.5%
NonRes Alien Totals 208 122 30 8 58.7% 73.1% 76.9%
No Response Men 40 28 6 1 70.0% 85.0% 87.5%
  Women 39 29 4 1 74.4% 84.6% 87.2%
No Response Totals 79 57 10 2 72.2% 84.8% 87.3%
Totals Men 1,376 819 256 54 59.5% 78.1% 82.0%
Women 1,386 1,005 175 27 72.5% 85.1% 87.1%
Grand Totals 2,762 1,824 431 81 66.0% 81.6% 84.6%

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