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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
Students 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 8,401 3,523 2,657 537 41.9% 73.6% 80.0%
  Black 910 242 275 69 26.6% 56.8% 64.4%
  Latino 3,218 1,007 1,014 252 31.3% 62.8% 70.6%
  Nat Amer 244 81 49 24 33.2% 53.3% 63.1%
  White 9,187 4,372 2,390 481 47.6% 73.6% 78.8%
  Total 21,960 9,225 15,610 16,973 42.0% 71.1% 77.3%
1997 Asian/Pac Is 8,504 4,012 2,474 425 47.2% 76.3% 81.3%
  Black 880 273 273 56 31.0% 62.0% 68.4%
  Latino 2,912 980 925 183 33.7% 65.4% 71.7%
  Nat Amer 177 68 37 11 38.4% 59.3% 65.5%
  White 9,332 4,753 2,234 420 50.9% 74.9% 79.4%
  Total 21,805 10,086 16,029 17,124 46.3% 73.5% 78.5%
1998 Asian/Pac Is 8,762 4,173 2,672 400 47.6% 78.1% 82.7%
  Black 696 236 215 42 33.9% 64.8% 70.8%
  Latino 2,780 989 857 176 35.6% 66.4% 72.7%
  Nat Amer 163 54 55 9 33.1% 66.9% 72.4%
  White 8,673 4,509 2,127 332 52.0% 76.5% 80.3%
  Total 21,074 9,961 15,887 16,846 47.3% 75.4% 79.9%
1999 Asian/Pac Is 10,039 4,880 2,944 442 48.6% 77.9% 82.3%
  Black 770 263 231 45 34.2% 64.2% 70.0%
  Latino 3,246 1,138 1,047 205 35.1% 67.3% 73.6%
  Nat Amer 138 54 32 9 39.1% 62.3% 68.8%
  White 10,292 5,471 2,451 394 53.2% 77.0% 80.8%
  Total 24,485 11,806 18,511 19,606 48.2% 75.6% 80.1%
2000 Asian/Pac Is 10,423 5,390 2,767 462 51.7% 78.3% 82.7%
  Black 861 295 246 44 34.3% 62.8% 67.9%
  Latino 3,498 1,277 1,096 221 36.5% 67.8% 74.2%
  Nat Amer 161 66 45 7 41.0% 68.9% 73.3%
  White 10,472 5,685 2,417 367 54.3% 77.4% 80.9%
  Total 25,415 12,713 19,284 20,385 50.0% 75.9% 80.2%
2001 Asian/Pac Is 10,973 5,906 2,860 407 53.8% 79.9% 83.6%
  Black 840 324 224 42 38.6% 65.2% 70.2%
  Latino 3,713 1,483 1,034 199 39.9% 67.8% 73.1%
  Nat Amer 171 68 41 9 39.8% 63.7% 69.0%
  White 10,812 5,994 2,337 374 55.4% 77.1% 80.5%
  Total 26,509 13,775 20,271 21,302 52.0% 76.5% 80.4%
 
 

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