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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
Native American 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 103 23 26 14 22.3% 47.6% 61.2%
  Women 141 58 23 10 41.1% 57.4% 64.5%
  Total 244 81 130 154 33.2% 53.3% 63.1%
1997 Men 66 19 11 4 28.8% 45.5% 51.5%
  Women 111 49 26 7 44.1% 67.6% 73.9%
  Total 177 68 105 116 38.4% 59.3% 65.5%
1998 Men 61 15 22 6 24.6% 60.7% 70.5%
  Women 102 39 33 3 38.2% 70.6% 73.5%
  Total 163 54 109 118 33.1% 66.9% 72.4%
1999 Men 47 15 11 4 31.9% 55.3% 63.8%
  Women 91 39 21 5 42.9% 65.9% 71.4%
  Total 138 54 86 95 39.1% 62.3% 68.8%
2000 Men 61 18 23 2 29.5% 67.2% 70.5%
  Women 100 48 22 5 48.0% 70.0% 75.0%
  Total 161 66 111 118 41.0% 68.9% 73.3%
2001 Men 74 26 16 4 35.1% 56.8% 62.2%
  Women 97 42 25 5 43.3% 69.1% 74.2%
  Total 171 68 109 118 39.8% 63.7% 69.0%
 
 

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