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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 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
Black 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 827 19 64 54 2.3% 10.0% 16.6%
  Women 1,452 60 178 142 4.1% 16.4% 26.2%
  Total 2,279 79 321 517 3.5% 14.1% 22.7%
1997 Men 783 28 88 67 3.6% 14.8% 23.4%
  Women 1,476 64 202 144 4.3% 18.0% 27.8%
  Total 2,259 92 382 593 4.1% 16.9% 26.3%
1998 Men 719 22 76 72 3.1% 13.6% 23.6%
  Women 1,289 79 186 115 6.1% 20.6% 29.5%
  Total 2,008 101 363 550 5.0% 18.1% 27.4%
1999 Men 769 23 85 62 3.0% 14.0% 22.1%
  Women 1,296 89 184 112 6.9% 21.1% 29.7%
  Total 2,065 112 381 555 5.4% 18.5% 26.9%
2000 Men 793 17 101 88 2.1% 14.9% 26.0%
  Women 1,397 108 233 148 7.7% 24.4% 35.0%
  Total 2,190 125 459 695 5.7% 21.0% 31.7%
2001 Men 926 40 120 67 4.3% 17.3% 24.5%
  Women 1,520 97 266 160 6.4% 23.9% 34.4%
  Total 2,446 137 523 750 5.6% 21.4% 30.7%
 
 

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