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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 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%.

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Graduation Rate for Freshmen
Starting in Each Year
White 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 4,159 1,619 1,281 291 38.9% 69.7% 76.7%
  Women 5,028 2,753 1,109 190 54.8% 76.8% 80.6%
  Total 9,187 4,372 6,762 7,243 47.6% 73.6% 78.8%
1997 Men 4,256 1,823 1,201 277 42.8% 71.1% 77.6%
  Women 5,076 2,930 1,033 143 57.7% 78.1% 80.9%
  Total 9,332 4,753 6,987 7,407 50.9% 74.9% 79.4%
1998 Men 3,863 1,731 1,107 201 44.8% 73.5% 78.7%
  Women 4,810 2,778 1,020 131 57.8% 79.0% 81.7%
  Total 8,673 4,509 6,636 6,968 52.0% 76.5% 80.3%
1999 Men 4,739 2,164 1,325 245 45.7% 73.6% 78.8%
  Women 5,553 3,307 1,126 149 59.6% 79.8% 82.5%
  Total 10,292 5,471 7,922 8,316 53.2% 77.0% 80.8%
2000 Men 4,860 2,247 1,303 244 46.2% 73.0% 78.1%
  Women 5,612 3,438 1,114 123 61.3% 81.1% 83.3%
  Total 10,472 5,685 8,102 8,469 54.3% 77.4% 80.9%
2001 Men 4,988 2,365 1,312 230 47.4% 73.7% 78.3%
  Women 5,824 3,629 1,025 144 62.3% 79.9% 82.4%
  Total 10,812 5,994 8,331 8,705 55.4% 77.1% 80.5%
 
 

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