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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
Men at
California State University System
  Completions Completion Rate
Year Ethnicity Cohort 4-Year 5-Year 6-Year 4-Year 5-Year 6-Year
1996 Asian/Pac Is 2,557 113 443 360 4.4% 21.7% 35.8%
  Black 827 19 64 54 2.3% 10.0% 16.6%
  Latino 2,725 88 353 306 3.2% 16.2% 27.4%
  Nat Amer 93 4 18 2 4.3% 23.7% 25.8%
  White 4,518 358 1,062 553 7.9% 31.4% 43.7%
  Total 10,720 582 2,522 3,797 5.4% 23.5% 35.4%
1997 Asian/Pac Is 2,756 155 514 411 5.6% 24.3% 39.2%
  Black 783 28 88 67 3.6% 14.8% 23.4%
  Latino 2,649 75 397 308 2.8% 17.8% 29.4%
  Nat Amer 97 9 12 13 9.3% 21.6% 35.1%
  White 4,319 390 1,046 527 9.0% 33.2% 45.5%
  Total 10,604 657 2,714 4,040 6.2% 25.6% 38.1%
1998 Asian/Pac Is 2,866 169 557 429 5.9% 25.3% 40.3%
  Black 719 22 76 72 3.1% 13.6% 23.6%
  Latino 2,579 106 418 279 4.1% 20.3% 31.1%
  Nat Amer 92 8 10 11 8.7% 19.6% 31.5%
  White 4,843 451 1,214 612 9.3% 34.4% 47.0%
  Total 11,099 756 3,031 4,434 6.8% 27.3% 39.9%
1999 Asian/Pac Is 3,069 181 586 493 5.9% 25.0% 41.1%
  Black 769 23 85 62 3.0% 14.0% 22.1%
  Latino 2,823 133 411 347 4.7% 19.3% 31.6%
  Nat Amer 94 5 5 17 5.3% 10.6% 28.7%
  White 5,112 480 1,214 623 9.4% 33.1% 45.3%
  Total 11,867 822 3,123 4,665 6.9% 26.3% 39.3%
2000 Asian/Pac Is 3,306 203 703 516 6.1% 27.4% 43.0%
  Black 793 17 101 88 2.1% 14.9% 26.0%
  Latino 2,927 160 482 377 5.5% 21.9% 34.8%
  Nat Amer 92 7 18 8 7.6% 27.2% 35.9%
  White 5,613 661 1,393 652 11.8% 36.6% 48.2%
  Total 12,731 1,048 3,745 5,386 8.2% 29.4% 42.3%
2001 Asian/Pac Is 3,447 237 743 531 6.9% 28.4% 43.8%
  Black 926 40 120 67 4.3% 17.3% 24.5%
  Latino 3,268 157 505 429 4.8% 20.3% 33.4%
  Nat Amer 88 5 13 12 5.7% 20.5% 34.1%
  White 6,135 691 1,597 673 11.3% 37.3% 48.3%
  Total 13,864 1,130 4,108 5,820 8.2% 29.6% 42.0%
 
 

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