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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
Native American 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 93 4 18 2 4.3% 23.7% 25.8%
  Women 166 12 35 23 7.2% 28.3% 42.2%
  Total 259 16 69 94 6.2% 26.6% 36.3%
1997 Men 97 9 12 13 9.3% 21.6% 35.1%
  Women 186 20 40 17 10.8% 32.3% 41.4%
  Total 283 29 81 111 10.2% 28.6% 39.2%
1998 Men 92 8 10 11 8.7% 19.6% 31.5%
  Women 136 14 21 12 10.3% 25.7% 34.6%
  Total 228 22 53 76 9.6% 23.2% 33.3%
1999 Men 94 5 5 17 5.3% 10.6% 28.7%
  Women 156 14 31 14 9.0% 28.8% 37.8%
  Total 250 19 55 86 7.6% 22.0% 34.4%
2000 Men 92 7 18 8 7.6% 27.2% 35.9%
  Women 147 22 32 12 15.0% 36.7% 44.9%
  Total 239 29 79 99 12.1% 33.1% 41.4%
2001 Men 88 5 13 12 5.7% 20.5% 34.1%
  Women 136 22 33 13 16.2% 40.4% 50.0%
  Total 224 27 73 98 12.1% 32.6% 43.8%
 
 

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