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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 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
White 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 744 413 118 29 55.5% 71.4% 75.3%
  Women 602 400 62 21 66.4% 76.7% 80.2%
  Total 1,346 813 993 1,043 60.4% 73.8% 77.5%
1997 Men 736 417 129 27 56.7% 74.2% 77.9%
  Women 696 495 77 23 71.1% 82.2% 85.5%
  Total 1,432 912 1,118 1,168 63.7% 78.1% 81.6%
1998 Men 813 491 140 22 60.4% 77.6% 80.3%
  Women 735 504 92 23 68.6% 81.1% 84.2%
  Total 1,548 995 1,227 1,272 64.3% 79.3% 82.2%
1999 Men 804 473 158 24 58.8% 78.5% 81.5%
  Women 706 487 100 13 69.0% 83.1% 85.0%
  Total 1,510 960 1,218 1,255 63.6% 80.7% 83.1%
2000 Men 726 435 133 21 59.9% 78.2% 81.1%
  Women 660 484 75 16 73.3% 84.7% 87.1%
  Total 1,386 919 1,127 1,164 66.3% 81.3% 84.0%
2001 Men 694 426 122 29 61.4% 79.0% 83.1%
  Women 662 512 67 9 77.3% 87.5% 88.8%
  Total 1,356 938 1,127 1,165 69.2% 83.1% 85.9%
 
 

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