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Graduation Rates Detail for University of Southern California

Graduation Rates for University of Southern California

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
Black Students
University of Southern California
  Completions Completion Rate
Year Gender Cohort 4-Year 5-Year 6-Year 4-Year 5-Year 6-Year
1996 Men 61 23 12 4 37.7% 57.4% 63.9%
  Women 93 55 17 3 59.1% 77.4% 80.6%
  Total 154 78 107 114 50.6% 69.5% 74.0%
1997 Men 70 22 20 6 31.4% 60.0% 68.6%
  Women 80 42 14 1 52.5% 70.0% 71.3%
  Total 150 64 98 105 42.7% 65.3% 70.0%
1998 Men 70 28 15 5 40.0% 61.4% 68.6%
  Women 122 63 22 6 51.6% 69.7% 74.6%
  Total 192 91 128 139 47.4% 66.7% 72.4%
1999 Men 67 21 15 5 31.3% 53.7% 61.2%
  Women 118 64 23 7 54.2% 73.7% 79.7%
  Total 185 85 123 135 45.9% 66.5% 73.0%
2000 Men 63 30 18 3 47.6% 76.2% 81.0%
  Women 135 88 23 6 65.2% 82.2% 86.7%
  Total 198 118 159 168 59.6% 80.3% 84.8%
2001 Men 81 33 20 4 40.7% 65.4% 70.4%
  Women 105 64 16 5 61.0% 76.2% 81.0%
  Total 186 97 133 142 52.2% 71.5% 76.3%
 
 

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