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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
Men at
University of California System
  Completions Completion Rate
Year Ethnicity Cohort 4-Year 5-Year 6-Year 4-Year 5-Year 6-Year
1996 Asian/Pac Is 3,937 1,308 1,354 309 33.2% 67.6% 75.5%
  Black 310 67 81 19 21.6% 47.7% 53.9%
  Latino 1,331 317 440 117 23.8% 56.9% 65.7%
  Nat Amer 103 23 26 14 22.3% 47.6% 61.2%
  White 4,159 1,619 1,281 291 38.9% 69.7% 76.7%
  Total 9,840 3,334 6,516 7,266 33.9% 66.2% 73.8%
1997 Asian/Pac Is 4,018 1,500 1,319 269 37.3% 70.2% 76.9%
  Black 303 74 88 25 24.4% 53.5% 61.7%
  Latino 1,146 303 372 87 26.4% 58.9% 66.5%
  Nat Amer 66 19 11 4 28.8% 45.5% 51.5%
  White 4,256 1,823 1,201 277 42.8% 71.1% 77.6%
  Total 9,789 3,719 6,710 7,372 38.0% 68.5% 75.3%
1998 Asian/Pac Is 3,951 1,489 1,378 267 37.7% 72.6% 79.3%
  Black 227 57 71 21 25.1% 56.4% 65.6%
  Latino 1,075 272 365 83 25.3% 59.3% 67.0%
  Nat Amer 61 15 22 6 24.6% 60.7% 70.5%
  White 3,863 1,731 1,107 201 44.8% 73.5% 78.7%
  Total 9,177 3,564 6,507 7,085 38.8% 70.9% 77.2%
1999 Asian/Pac Is 4,530 1,806 1,494 262 39.9% 72.8% 78.6%
  Black 262 57 88 16 21.8% 55.3% 61.5%
  Latino 1,274 362 409 98 28.4% 60.5% 68.2%
  Nat Amer 47 15 11 4 31.9% 55.3% 63.8%
  White 4,739 2,164 1,325 245 45.7% 73.6% 78.8%
  Total 10,852 4,404 7,731 8,356 40.6% 71.2% 77.0%
2000 Asian/Pac Is 4,754 2,014 1,511 219 42.4% 74.1% 78.8%
  Black 323 71 102 26 22.0% 53.6% 61.6%
  Latino 1,339 393 436 110 29.4% 61.9% 70.1%
  Nat Amer 61 18 23 2 29.5% 67.2% 70.5%
  White 4,860 2,247 1,303 244 46.2% 73.0% 78.1%
  Total 11,337 4,743 8,118 8,719 41.8% 71.6% 76.9%
2001 Asian/Pac Is 4,841 2,217 1,448 233 45.8% 75.7% 80.5%
  Black 319 85 95 17 26.6% 56.4% 61.8%
  Latino 1,433 439 442 105 30.6% 61.5% 68.8%
  Nat Amer 74 26 16 4 35.1% 56.8% 62.2%
  White 4,988 2,365 1,312 230 47.4% 73.7% 78.3%
  Total 11,655 5,132 8,445 9,034 44.0% 72.5% 77.5%
 
 

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