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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
Men at
University of Southern California
  Completions Completion Rate
Year Ethnicity Cohort 4-Year 5-Year 6-Year 4-Year 5-Year 6-Year
1996 Asian/Pac Is 330 164 65 20 49.7% 69.4% 75.5%
  Black 61 23 12 4 37.7% 57.4% 63.9%
  Latino 219 93 38 13 42.5% 59.8% 65.8%
  Nat Amer 11 5 3 0 45.5% 72.7% 72.7%
  White 744 413 118 29 55.5% 71.4% 75.3%
  Total 1,365 698 934 1,000 51.1% 68.4% 73.3%
1997 Asian/Pac Is 310 188 54 19 60.6% 78.1% 84.2%
  Black 70 22 20 6 31.4% 60.0% 68.6%
  Latino 164 70 42 11 42.7% 68.3% 75.0%
  Nat Amer 11 5 2 0 45.5% 63.6% 63.6%
  White 736 417 129 27 56.7% 74.2% 77.9%
  Total 1,291 702 949 1,012 54.4% 73.5% 78.4%
1998 Asian/Pac Is 322 176 64 17 54.7% 74.5% 79.8%
  Black 70 28 15 5 40.0% 61.4% 68.6%
  Latino 209 90 55 10 43.1% 69.4% 74.2%
  Nat Amer 14 10 4 0 71.4% 100.0% 100.0%
  White 813 491 140 22 60.4% 77.6% 80.3%
  Total 1,428 795 1,073 1,127 55.7% 75.1% 78.9%
1999 Asian/Pac Is 294 181 59 11 61.6% 81.6% 85.4%
  Black 67 21 15 5 31.3% 53.7% 61.2%
  Latino 149 70 38 7 47.0% 72.5% 77.2%
  Nat Amer 13 7 3 0 53.8% 76.9% 76.9%
  White 804 473 158 24 58.8% 78.5% 81.5%
  Total 1,327 752 1,025 1,072 56.7% 77.2% 80.8%
2000 Asian/Pac Is 291 183 56 9 62.9% 82.1% 85.2%
  Black 63 30 18 3 47.6% 76.2% 81.0%
  Latino 174 92 31 7 52.9% 70.7% 74.7%
  Nat Amer 5 1 1 2 20.0% 40.0% 80.0%
  White 726 435 133 21 59.9% 78.2% 81.1%
  Total 1,259 741 980 1,022 58.9% 77.8% 81.2%
2001 Asian/Pac Is 266 170 52 6 63.9% 83.5% 85.7%
  Black 81 33 20 4 40.7% 65.4% 70.4%
  Latino 158 85 37 6 53.8% 77.2% 81.0%
  Nat Amer 9 5 1 0 55.6% 66.7% 66.7%
  White 694 426 122 29 61.4% 79.0% 83.1%
  Total 1,208 719 951 996 59.5% 78.7% 82.5%
 
 

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