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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
Women 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 4,464 2,215 1,303 228 49.6% 78.8% 83.9%
  Black 600 175 194 50 29.2% 61.5% 69.8%
  Latino 1,887 690 574 135 36.6% 67.0% 74.1%
  Nat Amer 141 58 23 10 41.1% 57.4% 64.5%
  White 5,028 2,753 1,109 190 54.8% 76.8% 80.6%
  Total 12,120 5,891 9,094 9,707 48.6% 75.0% 80.1%
1997 Asian/Pac Is 4,486 2,512 1,155 156 56.0% 81.7% 85.2%
  Black 577 199 185 31 34.5% 66.6% 71.9%
  Latino 1,766 677 553 96 38.3% 69.6% 75.1%
  Nat Amer 111 49 26 7 44.1% 67.6% 73.9%
  White 5,076 2,930 1,033 143 57.7% 78.1% 80.9%
  Total 12,016 6,367 9,319 9,752 53.0% 77.6% 81.2%
1998 Asian/Pac Is 4,811 2,684 1,294 133 55.8% 82.7% 85.5%
  Black 469 179 144 21 38.2% 68.9% 73.3%
  Latino 1,705 717 492 93 42.1% 70.9% 76.4%
  Nat Amer 102 39 33 3 38.2% 70.6% 73.5%
  White 4,810 2,778 1,020 131 57.8% 79.0% 81.7%
  Total 11,897 6,397 9,380 9,761 53.8% 78.8% 82.0%
1999 Asian/Pac Is 5,509 3,074 1,450 180 55.8% 82.1% 85.4%
  Black 508 206 143 29 40.6% 68.7% 74.4%
  Latino 1,972 776 638 107 39.4% 71.7% 77.1%
  Nat Amer 91 39 21 5 42.9% 65.9% 71.4%
  White 5,553 3,307 1,126 149 59.6% 79.8% 82.5%
  Total 13,633 7,402 10,780 11,250 54.3% 79.1% 82.5%
2000 Asian/Pac Is 5,669 3,376 1,256 243 59.6% 81.7% 86.0%
  Black 538 224 144 18 41.6% 68.4% 71.7%
  Latino 2,159 884 660 111 40.9% 71.5% 76.7%
  Nat Amer 100 48 22 5 48.0% 70.0% 75.0%
  White 5,612 3,438 1,114 123 61.3% 81.1% 83.3%
  Total 14,078 7,970 11,166 11,666 56.6% 79.3% 82.9%
2001 Asian/Pac Is 6,132 3,689 1,412 174 60.2% 83.2% 86.0%
  Black 521 239 129 25 45.9% 70.6% 75.4%
  Latino 2,280 1,044 592 94 45.8% 71.8% 75.9%
  Nat Amer 97 42 25 5 43.3% 69.1% 74.2%
  White 5,824 3,629 1,025 144 62.3% 79.9% 82.4%
  Total 14,854 8,643 11,826 12,268 58.2% 79.6% 82.6%
 
 

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