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Graduation Rates Detail for California State University System

Graduation Rates for California State University 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
Asian/Pacific Islander Students
California State University System
  Completions Completion Rate
Year Gender Cohort 4-Year 5-Year 6-Year 4-Year 5-Year 6-Year
1996 Men 2,557 113 443 360 4.4% 21.7% 35.8%
  Women 2,986 280 721 436 9.4% 33.5% 48.1%
  Total 5,543 393 1,557 2,353 7.1% 28.1% 42.4%
1997 Men 2,756 155 514 411 5.6% 24.3% 39.2%
  Women 3,116 334 807 429 10.7% 36.6% 50.4%
  Total 5,872 489 1,810 2,650 8.3% 30.8% 45.1%
1998 Men 2,866 169 557 429 5.9% 25.3% 40.3%
  Women 3,241 385 810 454 11.9% 36.9% 50.9%
  Total 6,107 554 1,921 2,804 9.1% 31.5% 45.9%
1999 Men 3,069 181 586 493 5.9% 25.0% 41.1%
  Women 3,541 462 891 461 13.0% 38.2% 51.2%
  Total 6,610 643 2,120 3,074 9.7% 32.1% 46.5%
2000 Men 3,306 203 703 516 6.1% 27.4% 43.0%
  Women 3,721 488 957 539 13.1% 38.8% 53.3%
  Total 7,027 691 2,351 3,406 9.8% 33.5% 48.5%
2001 Men 3,447 237 743 531 6.9% 28.4% 43.8%
  Women 3,945 535 979 562 13.6% 38.4% 52.6%
  Total 7,392 772 2,494 3,587 10.4% 33.7% 48.5%
 
 

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