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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
Women 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 2,986 280 721 436 9.4% 33.5% 48.1%
  Black 1,452 60 178 142 4.1% 16.4% 26.2%
  Latino 4,029 265 820 529 6.6% 26.9% 40.1%
  Nat Amer 166 12 35 23 7.2% 28.3% 42.2%
  White 5,587 987 1,490 568 17.7% 44.3% 54.5%
  Total 14,220 1,604 4,848 6,546 11.3% 34.1% 46.0%
1997 Asian/Pac Is 3,116 334 807 429 10.7% 36.6% 50.4%
  Black 1,476 64 202 144 4.3% 18.0% 27.8%
  Latino 4,220 296 900 615 7.0% 28.3% 42.9%
  Nat Amer 186 20 40 17 10.8% 32.3% 41.4%
  White 5,710 1,019 1,589 517 17.8% 45.7% 54.7%
  Total 14,708 1,733 5,271 6,993 11.8% 35.8% 47.5%
1998 Asian/Pac Is 3,241 385 810 454 11.9% 36.9% 50.9%
  Black 1,289 79 186 115 6.1% 20.6% 29.5%
  Latino 4,157 427 901 487 10.3% 31.9% 43.7%
  Nat Amer 136 14 21 12 10.3% 25.7% 34.6%
  White 6,024 1,201 1,623 529 19.9% 46.9% 55.7%
  Total 14,847 2,106 5,647 7,244 14.2% 38.0% 48.8%
1999 Asian/Pac Is 3,541 462 891 461 13.0% 38.2% 51.2%
  Black 1,296 89 184 112 6.9% 21.1% 29.7%
  Latino 4,319 447 911 588 10.3% 31.4% 45.1%
  Nat Amer 156 14 31 14 9.0% 28.8% 37.8%
  White 6,635 1,422 1,754 629 21.4% 47.9% 57.3%
  Total 15,947 2,434 6,205 8,009 15.3% 38.9% 50.2%
2000 Asian/Pac Is 3,721 488 957 539 13.1% 38.8% 53.3%
  Black 1,397 108 233 148 7.7% 24.4% 35.0%
  Latino 4,650 549 1,011 603 11.8% 33.5% 46.5%
  Nat Amer 147 22 32 12 15.0% 36.7% 44.9%
  White 7,406 1,672 1,983 626 22.6% 49.4% 57.8%
  Total 17,321 2,839 7,055 8,983 16.4% 40.7% 51.9%
2001 Asian/Pac Is 3,945 535 979 562 13.6% 38.4% 52.6%
  Black 1,520 97 266 160 6.4% 23.9% 34.4%
  Latino 5,162 562 1,122 622 10.9% 32.6% 44.7%
  Nat Amer 136 22 33 13 16.2% 40.4% 50.0%
  White 7,963 1,811 2,154 605 22.7% 49.8% 57.4%
  Total 18,726 3,027 7,581 9,543 16.2% 40.5% 51.0%
 
 

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