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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
Latino 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 2,725 88 353 306 3.2% 16.2% 27.4%
  Women 4,029 265 820 529 6.6% 26.9% 40.1%
  Total 6,754 353 1,526 2,361 5.2% 22.6% 35.0%
1997 Men 2,649 75 397 308 2.8% 17.8% 29.4%
  Women 4,220 296 900 615 7.0% 28.3% 42.9%
  Total 6,869 371 1,668 2,591 5.4% 24.3% 37.7%
1998 Men 2,579 106 418 279 4.1% 20.3% 31.1%
  Women 4,157 427 901 487 10.3% 31.9% 43.7%
  Total 6,736 533 1,852 2,618 7.9% 27.5% 38.9%
1999 Men 2,823 133 411 347 4.7% 19.3% 31.6%
  Women 4,319 447 911 588 10.3% 31.4% 45.1%
  Total 7,142 580 1,902 2,837 8.1% 26.6% 39.7%
2000 Men 2,927 160 482 377 5.5% 21.9% 34.8%
  Women 4,650 549 1,011 603 11.8% 33.5% 46.5%
  Total 7,577 709 2,202 3,182 9.4% 29.1% 42.0%
2001 Men 3,268 157 505 429 4.8% 20.3% 33.4%
  Women 5,162 562 1,122 622 10.9% 32.6% 44.7%
  Total 8,430 719 2,346 3,397 8.5% 27.8% 40.3%
 
 

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