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Graduation Rates Detail for University of California System

Graduation Rates for University of California System

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).

The report follows a group of full-time, first-time, degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students that started college in a given year. The chart shows the rate that the original cohort received their bachelor's degree in 5 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%.

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Graduation Rate for Freshmen
Starting in Each Year
Black Students
University of California System
  Completions Completion Rate
Year Gender Cohort 4-Year 5-Year 6-Year 4-Year 5-Year 6-Year
1996 Men 310 67 81 19 21.6% 47.7% 53.9%
  Women 600 175 194 50 29.2% 61.5% 69.8%
  Total 910 242 517 586 26.6% 56.8% 64.4%
1997 Men 303 74 88 25 24.4% 53.5% 61.7%
  Women 577 199 185 31 34.5% 66.6% 71.9%
  Total 880 273 546 602 31.0% 62.0% 68.4%
1998 Men 227 57 71 21 25.1% 56.4% 65.6%
  Women 469 179 144 21 38.2% 68.9% 73.3%
  Total 696 236 451 493 33.9% 64.8% 70.8%
1999 Men 262 57 88 16 21.8% 55.3% 61.5%
  Women 508 206 143 29 40.6% 68.7% 74.4%
  Total 770 263 494 539 34.2% 64.2% 70.0%
2000 Men 323 71 102 26 22.0% 53.6% 61.6%
  Women 538 224 144 18 41.6% 68.4% 71.7%
  Total 861 295 541 585 34.3% 62.8% 67.9%
2001 Men 319 85 95 17 26.6% 56.4% 61.8%
  Women 521 239 129 25 45.9% 70.6% 75.4%
  Total 840 324 548 590 38.6% 65.2% 70.2%
 
 

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