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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
Students 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 5,543 393 1,164 796 7.1% 28.1% 42.4%
  Black 2,279 79 242 196 3.5% 14.1% 22.7%
  Latino 6,754 353 1,173 835 5.2% 22.6% 35.0%
  Nat Amer 259 16 53 25 6.2% 26.6% 36.3%
  White 10,105 1,345 2,552 1,121 13.3% 38.6% 49.7%
  Total 24,940 2,186 7,370 10,343 8.8% 29.6% 41.5%
1997 Asian/Pac Is 5,872 489 1,321 840 8.3% 30.8% 45.1%
  Black 2,259 92 290 211 4.1% 16.9% 26.3%
  Latino 6,869 371 1,297 923 5.4% 24.3% 37.7%
  Nat Amer 283 29 52 30 10.2% 28.6% 39.2%
  White 10,029 1,409 2,635 1,044 14.0% 40.3% 50.7%
  Total 25,312 2,390 7,985 11,033 9.4% 31.5% 43.6%
1998 Asian/Pac Is 6,107 554 1,367 883 9.1% 31.5% 45.9%
  Black 2,008 101 262 187 5.0% 18.1% 27.4%
  Latino 6,736 533 1,319 766 7.9% 27.5% 38.9%
  Nat Amer 228 22 31 23 9.6% 23.2% 33.3%
  White 10,867 1,652 2,837 1,141 15.2% 41.3% 51.8%
  Total 25,946 2,862 8,678 11,678 11.0% 33.4% 45.0%
1999 Asian/Pac Is 6,610 643 1,477 954 9.7% 32.1% 46.5%
  Black 2,065 112 269 174 5.4% 18.5% 26.9%
  Latino 7,142 580 1,322 935 8.1% 26.6% 39.7%
  Nat Amer 250 19 36 31 7.6% 22.0% 34.4%
  White 11,747 1,902 2,968 1,252 16.2% 41.5% 52.1%
  Total 27,814 3,256 9,328 12,674 11.7% 33.5% 45.6%
2000 Asian/Pac Is 7,027 691 1,660 1,055 9.8% 33.5% 48.5%
  Black 2,190 125 334 236 5.7% 21.0% 31.7%
  Latino 7,577 709 1,493 980 9.4% 29.1% 42.0%
  Nat Amer 239 29 50 20 12.1% 33.1% 41.4%
  White 13,019 2,333 3,376 1,278 17.9% 43.9% 53.7%
  Total 30,052 3,887 10,800 14,369 12.9% 35.9% 47.8%
2001 Asian/Pac Is 7,392 772 1,722 1,093 10.4% 33.7% 48.5%
  Black 2,446 137 386 227 5.6% 21.4% 30.7%
  Latino 8,430 719 1,627 1,051 8.5% 27.8% 40.3%
  Nat Amer 224 27 46 25 12.1% 32.6% 43.8%
  White 14,098 2,502 3,751 1,278 17.7% 44.4% 53.4%
  Total 32,590 4,157 11,689 15,363 12.8% 35.9% 47.1%
 
 

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