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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
Women 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 389 246 49 17 63.2% 75.8% 80.2%
  Black 93 55 17 3 59.1% 77.4% 80.6%
  Latino 182 98 36 6 53.8% 73.6% 76.9%
  Nat Amer 11 7 1 1 63.6% 72.7% 81.8%
  White 602 400 62 21 66.4% 76.7% 80.2%
  Total 1,277 806 971 1,019 63.1% 76.0% 79.8%
1997 Asian/Pac Is 362 244 51 13 67.4% 81.5% 85.1%
  Black 80 42 14 1 52.5% 70.0% 71.3%
  Latino 188 105 37 5 55.9% 75.5% 78.2%
  Nat Amer 10 6 0 0 60.0% 60.0% 60.0%
  White 696 495 77 23 71.1% 82.2% 85.5%
  Total 1,336 892 1,071 1,113 66.8% 80.2% 83.3%
1998 Asian/Pac Is 364 255 57 16 70.1% 85.7% 90.1%
  Black 122 63 22 6 51.6% 69.7% 74.6%
  Latino 199 131 38 4 65.8% 84.9% 86.9%
  Nat Amer 13 6 3 0 46.2% 69.2% 69.2%
  White 735 504 92 23 68.6% 81.1% 84.2%
  Total 1,433 959 1,171 1,220 66.9% 81.7% 85.1%
1999 Asian/Pac Is 283 186 38 21 65.7% 79.2% 86.6%
  Black 118 64 23 7 54.2% 73.7% 79.7%
  Latino 215 131 46 9 60.9% 82.3% 86.5%
  Nat Amer 15 9 1 2 60.0% 66.7% 80.0%
  White 706 487 100 13 69.0% 83.1% 85.0%
  Total 1,337 877 1,085 1,137 65.6% 81.2% 85.0%
2000 Asian/Pac Is 343 243 52 14 70.8% 86.0% 90.1%
  Black 135 88 23 6 65.2% 82.2% 86.7%
  Latino 181 127 27 2 70.2% 85.1% 86.2%
  Nat Amer 15 9 2 0 60.0% 73.3% 73.3%
  White 660 484 75 16 73.3% 84.7% 87.1%
  Total 1,334 951 1,130 1,168 71.3% 84.7% 87.6%
2001 Asian/Pac Is 290 207 44 7 71.4% 86.6% 89.0%
  Black 105 64 16 5 61.0% 76.2% 81.0%
  Latino 198 134 32 4 67.7% 83.8% 85.9%
  Nat Amer 12 9 0 1 75.0% 75.0% 83.3%
  White 662 512 67 9 77.3% 87.5% 88.8%
  Total 1,267 926 1,085 1,111 73.1% 85.6% 87.7%
 
 

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