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Table 331. Graduation rates of first-time postsecondary students who started as full-time degree-seeking students, by sex, race/ethnicity, time between starting and graduating, and level and control of institution where student started: Selected cohort entry years, 1996 through 2004
Level and control of institution
and entry year
All first-time, full-time degree-seekers Males Females
Total White Black His- panic Asian/ Pacific Is- lander Ameri- can Indian/ Alaska Native Non-resi- dent alien Total White Black His- panic Asian/ Pacific Is- lander Ameri- can Indian/ Alaska Native Non-resi- dent alien Total White Black His- panic Asian/ Pacific Is- lander Ameri- can Indian/ Alaska Native Non-resi- dent alien
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
Percent completing bachelor's degrees within 4 years after start
All 4-year institutions                                          
1996 starting cohort 33.7 36.3 19.5 22.8 37.5 18.8 41.7 28.5 30.6 13.9 19.0 32.2 15.1 38.6 38.0 41.1 23.2 25.8 42.2 21.7 45.8
1997 starting cohort 34.1 36.8 19.2 22.7 38.7 18.6 40.6 29.0 31.2 14.0 19.0 33.4 15.2 37.6 38.3 41.5 22.7 25.6 43.5 21.3 44.4
1998 starting cohort 34.5 37.2 19.8 23.7 39.6 18.6 41.2 29.3 31.5 14.0 19.5 33.7 15.1 38.0 38.8 41.9 23.6 26.9 44.7 21.3 45.3
1999 starting cohort 35.3 37.9 20.6 25.3 40.8 19.4 41.6 30.1 32.3 14.8 20.7 35.3 16.1 38.1 39.7 42.7 24.6 28.7 45.7 21.9 46.1
2000 starting cohort 36.1 38.9 21.3 25.9 41.0 21.0 41.9 31.1 33.4 15.5 21.8 35.7 17.1 39.3 40.2 43.5 25.2 29.0 45.7 24.0 45.3
2001 starting cohort 36.2 39.1 21.4 25.8 41.9 21.1 42.5 31.0 33.4 15.0 21.3 35.7 18.0 38.7 40.6 43.9 25.7 29.1 47.2 23.5 47.1
                                         
Public institutions                                          
1996 starting cohort 26.0 28.3 15.0 15.8 28.5 14.5 30.9 20.8 22.6 9.9 12.5 23.4 10.9 28.6 30.3 33.3 18.3 18.4 33.2 17.3 34.1
1997 starting cohort 26.4 28.7 15.4 15.7 30.2 13.8 31.8 21.1 22.9 10.4 12.2 24.6 10.4 28.8 30.7 33.6 18.7 18.5 35.5 16.5 35.6
1998 starting cohort 26.8 29.1 15.7 16.4 30.8 14.7 30.7 21.4 23.2 10.3 12.3 24.6 11.3 28.4 31.2 34.0 19.1 19.5 36.4 17.3 33.9
1999 starting cohort 27.9 30.1 17.0 18.0 32.7 14.7 32.7 22.5 24.2 11.1 13.8 27.0 11.7 30.1 32.4 35.1 20.9 21.2 38.0 17.0 36.3
2000 starting cohort 29.0 31.4 17.9 18.9 33.7 16.4 32.7 23.6 25.5 11.7 14.5 27.8 11.9 30.2 33.5 36.3 22.0 22.2 39.1 19.9 36.2
2001 starting cohort 29.4 31.8 17.3 19.0 34.8 16.5 33.3 24.0 26.0 11.2 14.6 28.8 13.7 30.4 33.9 36.8 21.4 22.3 40.3 18.7 37.2
                                         
Not-for-profit institutions                                          
1996 starting cohort 48.6 51.3 29.3 39.9 57.9 33.7 50.4 43.6 46.2 22.1 35.0 53.5 28.9 47.0 52.6 55.5 34.2 43.5 61.6 37.5 54.4
1997 starting cohort 48.9 52.1 27.7 38.8 57.5 35.0 47.7 44.4 47.3 21.5 34.8 54.3 32.2 44.9 52.5 56.0 32.0 41.8 60.1 37.2 51.0
1998 starting cohort 49.8 52.8 28.8 41.0 59.7 32.2 50.1 44.9 47.7 21.4 36.2 55.9 27.8 46.6 53.8 57.0 33.9 44.5 62.7 35.5 54.4
1999 starting cohort 50.2 53.3 28.3 42.2 60.4 35.5 50.5 45.4 48.3 21.9 36.5 56.7 31.3 46.8 54.0 57.3 32.7 46.3 63.3 38.7 54.8
2000 starting cohort 50.3 53.5 28.2 42.9 58.8 36.0 50.3 46.0 48.9 22.3 38.2 56.1 33.2 48.0 53.7 57.3 32.3 46.2 60.9 38.1 53.2
2001 starting cohort 50.9 53.9 30.2 43.4 61.3 37.8 53.9 45.8 48.8 22.3 37.9 56.3 33.2 49.4 55.0 58.0 35.5 47.2 65.0 41.2 58.9
                                         
For-profit institutions                                          
1996 starting cohort 21.8 26.3 14.8 20.1 24.6 16.5 33.8 22.3 25.5 16.1 23.0 27.7 25.6 33.1 21.1 27.5 13.7 16.1 20.3 9.6 34.6
1997 starting cohort 19.1 21.6 12.1 19.5 31.9 13.0 27.9 20.9 23.1 13.2 22.3 37.0 10.2 23.3 16.6 19.4 11.1 15.9 23.4 16.3 35.7
1998 starting cohort 19.9 23.8 15.8 21.7 31.8 11.6 29.9 22.2 25.6 17.6 22.5 32.2 13.6 30.1 17.5 21.5 14.6 20.6 31.0 9.9 29.7
1999 starting cohort 22.1 25.6 18.5 25.4 34.4 10.2 24.1 23.3 25.9 18.8 26.6 34.0 11.5 22.4 20.4 25.0 18.2 23.8 35.2 9.0 28.0
2000 starting cohort 25.7 30.3 22.5 27.4 42.7 28.0 36.5 30.1 34.3 23.7 30.9 44.5 28.7 36.7 20.7 24.5 21.4 23.1 39.3 27.2 36.3
2001 starting cohort 18.6 24.6 19.1 22.4 27.3 13.8 17.5 21.8 28.0 20.0 25.7 30.6 17.5 17.5 15.2 20.1 18.3 19.1 22.4 9.9 17.5
Percent completing bachelor's degrees within 5 years after start
All 4-year institutions                                          
1996 starting cohort 50.2 53.3 33.3 38.9 56.4 33.3 54.3 46.2 49.2 27.0 34.4 51.8 31.2 51.5 53.6 56.8 37.5 42.4 60.5 34.9 57.9
1997 starting cohort 51.1 54.3 34.0 39.3 58.1 31.7 53.0 47.2 50.3 27.7 34.7 53.7 28.2 50.6 54.4 57.7 38.2 42.7 62.0 34.5 55.9
1998 starting cohort 51.5 54.5 34.4 40.2 59.1 31.9 54.1 47.7 50.7 28.1 35.5 54.4 28.0 51.4 54.6 57.7 38.6 43.7 63.3 35.0 57.5
1999 starting cohort 52.3 55.2 35.4 42.0 60.3 33.0 55.1 48.4 51.4 28.8 36.6 55.7 29.5 52.2 55.5 58.4 39.9 46.1 64.3 35.7 58.8
2000 starting cohort 52.6 55.7 36.0 42.4 60.1 35.1 55.2 49.0 52.0 29.9 37.8 56.5 31.6 53.0 55.6 58.8 40.2 45.9 63.4 37.8 58.0
2001 starting cohort 52.6 55.8 35.8 42.1 60.5 34.8 55.6 48.6 51.9 28.9 37.3 56.0 31.5 52.4 55.8 59.1 40.6 45.6 64.5 37.4 59.6
                                         
Public institutions                                          
1996 starting cohort 45.9 49.0 30.5 34.1 51.3 30.0 46.5 41.6 44.6 24.0 29.4 46.4 27.7 44.1 49.5 52.7 34.8 37.8 56.0 31.8 50.0
1997 starting cohort 46.9 49.9 31.8 34.6 53.7 28.2 47.4 42.6 45.5 25.3 29.5 48.7 24.5 44.6 50.5 53.7 36.1 38.6 58.3 31.3 51.0
1998 starting cohort 47.4 50.3 32.1 35.1 54.5 29.2 47.1 43.2 46.2 25.3 30.0 49.2 24.9 44.7 50.8 53.9 36.4 38.9 59.4 32.5 50.3
1999 starting cohort 48.3 51.0 33.7 37.4 56.1 29.3 49.9 44.0 46.9 26.4 31.8 50.9 25.5 47.3 51.8 54.5 38.5 41.6 60.9 32.3 53.5
2000 starting cohort 49.1 51.9 34.6 38.0 56.8 31.9 49.8 44.8 47.6 27.4 32.6 52.1 27.7 47.2 52.7 55.5 39.3 42.1 61.0 35.1 53.5
2001 starting cohort 49.1 52.0 33.7 37.8 57.2 31.8 50.0 44.9 47.8 26.5 32.6 52.5 28.4 47.2 52.6 55.6 38.5 41.7 61.4 34.3 53.7
                                         
Not-for-profit institutions                                          
1996 starting cohort 59.2 61.8 40.2 51.4 68.7 45.2 60.4 55.8 58.5 34.0 47.4 65.9 42.9 57.7 61.8 64.5 44.5 54.3 71.0 47.0 63.7
1997 starting cohort 59.9 63.0 39.7 50.9 68.6 44.5 57.6 57.0 60.1 33.4 47.8 66.3 42.7 55.8 62.2 65.3 44.0 53.1 70.4 45.8 59.8
1998 starting cohort 60.5 63.2 40.6 53.3 70.8 42.5 60.3 57.4 60.2 34.4 49.7 68.8 39.6 57.6 62.9 65.6 44.8 56.0 72.5 44.7 63.6
1999 starting cohort 61.0 64.0 39.9 54.1 71.5 47.0 60.8 58.1 61.2 33.9 49.3 69.7 44.5 58.4 63.3 66.2 44.1 57.5 73.0 48.9 63.7
2000 starting cohort 60.8 63.8 39.9 55.1 70.0 46.9 60.4 58.5 61.3 35.1 51.7 69.9 45.9 58.9 62.7 65.8 43.2 57.4 70.0 47.7 62.3
2001 starting cohort 61.6 64.4 41.6 55.5 72.1 47.6 64.3 58.2 61.3 34.4 51.2 69.3 44.1 60.4 64.3 66.9 46.6 58.5 74.2 50.2 68.7
                                         
For-profit institutions                                          
1996 starting cohort 25.4 30.1 17.8 23.1 27.3 19.8 51.6 25.6 29.2 18.1 25.4 29.9 30.8 51.0 25.1 31.4 17.6 20.0 23.7 11.5 52.2
1997 starting cohort 22.5 25.1 15.4 22.5 35.5 13.9 39.5 24.0 26.2 16.0 24.6 40.5 10.2 36.5 20.4 23.5 14.9 19.6 27.2 18.4 44.6
1998 starting cohort 23.1 27.0 18.3 26.5 35.1 16.9 35.4 25.1 28.5 20.3 27.1 35.1 17.0 34.9 20.9 25.2 16.9 25.6 35.1 16.8 35.9
1999 starting cohort 26.9 31.0 22.7 30.0 38.0 13.1 32.4 27.6 30.4 22.6 30.8 37.5 14.9 28.9 26.1 32.0 22.7 29.0 39.2 11.2 40.0
2000 starting cohort 30.0 34.8 28.0 31.3 45.1 29.4 44.0 33.6 38.1 27.6 34.4 46.4 28.7 43.1 25.9 30.0 28.4 27.5 42.6 30.4 45.1
2001 starting cohort 22.4 28.2 22.4 27.1 32.3 16.2 21.5 25.1 31.3 23.2 29.6 33.8 18.3 21.5 19.6 24.0 21.5 24.6 30.1 14.0 21.5
Percent completing bachelor's degrees within 6 years after start
All 4-year institutions                                          
1996 starting cohort 55.4 58.1 38.9 45.7 63.4 38.0 58.0 52.0 54.8 32.8 41.3 59.5 36.2 55.4 58.2 60.9 43.0 49.1 66.8 39.5 61.5
1997 starting cohort 56.0 58.7 40.0 45.8 64.4 36.7 57.2 52.8 55.6 33.7 41.4 60.7 33.7 54.6 58.7 61.4 44.1 49.1 67.7 39.1 60.4
1998 starting cohort 56.4 59.0 40.4 46.9 65.5 36.4 58.1 53.1 55.9 34.1 42.1 61.6 32.8 55.6 59.0 61.6 44.5 50.5 68.8 39.2 61.4
1999 starting cohort 57.1 59.7 40.9 48.5 66.3 38.3 59.4 53.7 56.5 34.3 43.3 62.4 35.3 56.4 59.8 62.4 45.3 52.4 69.8 40.6 63.5
2000 starting cohort 57.5 60.2 42.1 49.1 66.7 40.2 59.6 54.3 57.1 35.6 44.6 62.9 37.1 56.8 60.2 62.8 46.4 52.4 70.1 42.7 63.1
                                         
2001 starting cohort1 57.3 60.3 41.5 48.3 66.5 39.5 59.3 54.2 57.3 34.6 44.1 62.7 36.1 56.4 60.0 62.8 46.2 51.5 69.8 42.1 62.8
Open admissions 28.0 35.5 20.4 24.8 28.7 19.0 26.4 25.9 33.0 16.7 21.0 27.1 17.2 25.1 29.7 37.7 23.3 27.5 30.0 20.4 27.9
90 percent or more accepted 48.6 50.8 36.0 37.7 52.0 38.0 51.8 46.1 48.2 32.5 36.7 51.1 35.0 47.8 50.9 53.0 38.8 38.7 53.0 40.5 57.7
75.0 to 89.9 percent accepted 56.1 58.5 40.5 47.0 59.0 34.4 56.1 52.5 54.9 34.8 42.0 54.6 30.8 53.8 59.1 61.4 44.5 50.5 62.6 37.1 59.2
50.0 to 74.9 percent accepted 59.3 62.5 45.4 50.4 63.9 44.4 57.6 55.6 59.1 37.5 45.6 60.0 39.8 54.5 62.4 65.4 50.4 54.0 67.4 48.1 61.4
25.0 to 49.9 percent accepted 74.1 78.2 49.5 62.6 83.9 68.4 77.0 72.1 77.2 39.8 57.9 81.0 67.3 74.2 75.8 79.0 55.8 65.7 86.0 69.2 79.8
Less than 25.0 percent accepted 85.4 86.6 69.2 82.7 90.7 80.3 90.6 84.2 85.5 66.6 79.8 88.0 78.2 90.7 86.8 88.0 71.2 85.7 93.2 82.5 90.4
                                         
Public institutions                                          
1996 starting cohort 51.7 54.3 36.8 42.1 59.5 35.3 51.3 48.1 50.8 30.3 37.5 55.2 33.1 48.8 54.7 57.4 41.0 45.7 63.5 37.0 54.9
1997 starting cohort 52.8 55.4 38.2 42.6 61.4 33.7 52.2 49.3 52.1 31.6 37.7 57.4 30.5 49.7 55.7 58.2 42.4 46.4 65.3 36.3 55.5
1998 starting cohort 53.2 55.7 38.9 43.3 62.2 34.1 51.7 49.8 52.5 32.3 38.0 57.9 30.0 49.6 56.1 58.4 43.2 47.3 66.1 37.4 54.6
1999 starting cohort 54.1 56.4 39.8 45.3 63.3 35.2 54.9 50.5 53.1 32.9 39.9 59.0 31.9 52.6 57.0 59.2 44.4 49.3 67.3 37.7 58.0
2000 starting cohort 54.8 57.1 40.8 46.0 64.1 37.5 54.6 51.3 53.8 34.1 41.1 60.0 33.6 52.1 57.7 59.9 45.2 49.7 67.8 40.5 58.1
                                         
2001 starting cohort1 55.0 57.5 40.1 45.7 64.5 37.2 55.0 51.7 54.5 33.1 41.1 60.6 33.8 52.5 57.8 60.2 44.8 49.1 67.9 39.8 58.2
Open admissions 31.2 35.4 21.0 26.4 37.3 17.8 34.3 27.4 32.0 16.1 21.4 31.6 15.6 29.7 34.4 38.4 25.0 30.1 43.3 19.4 39.8
90 percent or more accepted 47.6 49.7 35.1 35.3 50.1 38.6 51.3 45.1 47.2 31.5 32.6 47.7 35.4 47.0 49.8 51.9 37.7 37.8 52.3 41.2 58.2
75.0 to 89.9 percent accepted 53.9 56.2 38.4 44.2 57.7 32.5 55.6 50.6 52.8 32.0 39.1 53.7 28.8 54.1 56.7 58.9 42.7 48.1 61.5 35.2 58.0
50.0 to 74.9 percent accepted 58.5 61.2 45.5 50.2 64.2 43.3 56.3 54.9 57.8 37.6 45.8 60.6 38.9 54.3 61.5 64.1 50.5 53.4 67.4 47.1 58.9
25.0 to 49.9 percent accepted 67.0 72.8 42.7 53.8 81.2 65.5 66.8 64.3 71.1 34.5 47.7 78.1 62.9 63.7 69.0 74.3 47.9 57.7 83.6 67.3 69.8
Less than 25.0 percent accepted 72.5 74.7 69.0 63.5 68.9 68.0 71.4 72.0 74.1 70.3 63.6 65.6 71.9 80.8 73.3 75.9 64.4 63.2 75.7 61.1 44.4
                                         
Not-for-profit institutions                                          
1996 starting cohort 63.1 65.7 44.6 55.7 73.5 48.1 63.4 60.4 63.0 38.9 52.1 71.5 46.7 60.9 65.4 67.9 48.4 58.3 75.0 49.2 66.4
1997 starting cohort 63.0 65.6 45.0 54.5 71.9 48.0 61.4 60.4 63.2 39.0 51.8 69.6 46.5 59.0 65.1 67.6 49.1 56.5 73.7 49.1 64.3
1998 starting cohort 63.7 66.2 45.0 57.1 74.4 45.9 63.8 60.8 63.3 38.9 53.6 72.6 44.0 61.1 66.0 68.5 49.3 59.7 75.7 47.4 67.0
1999 starting cohort 64.0 66.7 44.1 57.9 74.9 50.6 64.8 61.3 64.2 37.9 53.3 73.0 48.6 61.5 66.3 68.8 48.4 61.1 76.4 52.1 68.7
2000 starting cohort 64.5 67.0 45.9 59.0 75.2 50.9 64.5 61.7 64.4 39.3 55.3 73.1 50.1 61.7 66.7 69.1 50.4 61.7 76.7 51.5 67.9
                                         
2001 starting cohort1 64.4 66.9 45.9 58.7 75.2 50.3 66.8 61.4 64.3 38.9 55.0 72.6 47.0 63.3 66.7 69.0 50.7 61.2 77.1 52.7 70.8
Open admissions 34.9 43.5 21.3 30.3 32.2 29.9 36.7 32.8 40.7 18.8 26.1 31.5 27.6 36.7 36.8 46.1 23.3 33.1 33.1 32.0 36.8
90 percent or more accepted 53.1 54.9 40.4 41.7 55.3 27.9 54.1 49.1 51.1 33.3 35.7 53.5 20.0 50.9 56.3 57.6 48.6 46.5 56.5 33.3 57.7
75.0 to 89.9 percent accepted 60.4 63.2 44.6 52.7 62.1 44.0 56.6 56.4 59.4 39.8 48.5 57.6 40.5 53.4 63.3 65.9 48.3 55.5 64.9 46.6 60.5
50.0 to 74.9 percent accepted 62.8 66.9 46.4 53.9 66.5 50.8 59.1 59.5 64.1 38.2 48.6 62.7 46.5 54.7 65.3 69.1 51.3 57.5 69.4 53.8 64.1
25.0 to 49.9 percent accepted 80.8 82.2 64.2 75.6 87.7 71.0 81.4 79.4 81.9 51.8 72.7 85.6 71.7 78.6 81.9 82.4 71.9 77.7 89.1 70.5 84.1
Less than 25.0 percent accepted 88.9 91.1 69.2 88.9 94.1 84.0 91.1 88.6 91.1 66.0 86.5 93.2 80.8 91.1 89.2 91.1 71.4 91.1 94.8 87.1 91.1
                                         
For-profit institutions                                          
1996 starting cohort 28.0 33.2 19.2 24.6 28.9 23.1 54.0 28.0 32.3 19.4 26.7 31.7 30.8 53.0 27.9 34.5 19.0 21.9 24.9 17.3 55.1
1997 starting cohort 24.0 26.6 17.8 23.4 38.0 18.5 41.5 25.4 27.5 18.1 25.6 43.4 13.6 37.6 22.2 25.2 17.6 20.5 29.0 24.5 48.2
1998 starting cohort 24.5 28.4 19.6 28.2 37.0 17.5 41.9 26.4 29.6 21.6 29.1 37.0 17.0 38.4 22.5 26.8 18.2 27.0 37.0 17.8 45.5
1999 starting cohort 29.1 33.6 24.4 31.9 40.8 14.8 34.2 29.5 32.5 24.2 32.2 40.1 14.9 30.0 28.6 35.3 24.7 31.6 42.2 14.6 43.4
2000 starting cohort 32.6 38.1 29.7 33.8 47.3 30.4 47.5 35.5 40.2 29.8 36.2 48.4 30.3 46.3 29.1 35.1 29.7 30.9 45.2 30.4 48.9
2001 starting cohort 24.5 30.3 23.8 28.8 34.3 16.6 22.5 27.6 33.6 24.4 31.5 36.3 18.3 22.2 21.1 25.8 23.2 26.1 31.4 14.9 22.7
Percent completing certificates or associate's degrees within 150 percent of normal time
All 2-year institutions                                          
1999 starting cohort 29.3 30.7 23.3 27.0 30.8 25.1 27.3 28.2 29.7 20.8 25.8 29.1 24.2 24.9 30.2 31.7 25.1 27.8 32.6 25.8 29.8
2000 starting cohort 30.5 31.5 26.1 30.1 33.3 29.3 25.5 28.7 30.0 23.1 27.9 30.1 28.3 22.9 32.1 33.0 28.1 31.8 36.3 30.0 28.3
2001 starting cohort 30.0 31.1 24.3 30.3 32.7 28.6 27.8 28.5 29.9 22.0 28.1 29.1 27.1 23.7 31.3 32.2 25.9 32.0 36.3 29.8 31.8
2002 starting cohort 29.3 30.4 24.2 30.7 31.4 26.3 26.7 27.2 28.6 21.3 27.0 28.7 23.7 22.5 30.9 32.0 26.1 33.4 33.9 28.2 30.4
2003 starting cohort 29.1 29.9 24.2 30.2 31.7 25.9 27.2 27.2 28.5 20.6 26.8 29.4 22.4 22.6 30.7 31.2 26.3 32.7 33.9 28.4 31.5
2004 starting cohort 27.8 29.0 22.9 26.3 30.2 26.7 32.9 25.7 27.3 19.1 22.6 27.9 23.6 30.1 29.6 30.5 25.2 29.0 32.6 28.8 35.3
                                         
Public institutions                                          
1999 starting cohort 22.9 25.3 15.3 16.6 24.2 18.1 25.0 21.6 23.7 14.1 15.0 21.8 17.3 22.1 24.2 26.8 16.2 17.9 26.7 18.8 28.0
2000 starting cohort 23.6 25.7 17.8 16.8 25.5 19.6 23.2 22.2 24.2 16.5 15.4 22.6 19.3 20.4 24.8 27.1 18.8 17.9 28.4 19.9 26.2
2001 starting cohort 22.9 25.2 14.7 17.5 25.6 21.2 25.2 21.7 23.8 14.1 16.2 22.3 19.9 21.5 24.0 26.6 15.1 18.4 28.9 22.3 28.8
2002 starting cohort 21.9 24.5 13.2 16.7 23.8 18.8 25.5 20.9 23.2 13.1 15.2 21.8 16.9 21.4 22.8 25.8 13.2 17.8 25.9 20.2 29.2
2003 starting cohort 21.5 24.1 12.7 16.3 24.8 17.9 25.8 20.8 23.0 12.5 15.2 22.7 16.4 21.3 22.2 25.1 12.8 17.3 27.1 19.0 30.0
2004 starting cohort 20.3 22.9 11.5 15.0 24.2 17.8 30.5 19.6 21.8 11.5 13.8 22.6 17.5 27.8 21.0 24.0 11.5 16.0 26.1 17.9 32.8
                                         
Not-for-profit institutions                                          
1999 starting cohort 44.7 45.6 42.4 36.9 56.6 51.3 47.5 43.6 43.7 34.5 43.7 59.5 48.1 45.3 45.7 47.3 47.1 33.3 54.0 53.1 49.6
2000 starting cohort 50.1 49.6 37.5 56.3 61.4 62.1 43.1 49.5 49.3 31.7 54.3 62.5 64.5 42.6 50.7 50.0 43.1 58.3 60.1 60.2 43.8
2001 starting cohort 54.8 58.9 48.8 45.6 55.9 35.7 54.2 57.0 62.4 48.4 45.0 56.8 35.4 41.4 51.9 53.9 49.1 46.5 54.6 35.9 68.8
2002 starting cohort 49.1 55.1 36.5 46.1 49.5 20.3 45.3 51.1 58.8 33.0 42.9 56.0 21.7 35.3 47.3 51.4 39.2 48.9 44.3 19.3 55.0
2003 starting cohort 49.0 56.0 35.8 39.4 50.1 17.9 64.2 49.6 57.0 31.4 42.4 48.1 16.8 51.6 48.5 55.0 38.8 37.5 51.4 18.7 75.4
2004 starting cohort 44.4 48.9 37.3 35.6 36.6 19.5 54.7 43.2 46.4 38.3 36.4 40.3 17.5 52.0 45.4 51.1 36.3 35.1 34.3 21.0 57.4
                                         
For-profit institutions                                          
1999 starting cohort 61.0 64.6 51.3 63.2 64.4 54.2 59.3 63.2 67.5 49.0 62.9 67.5 56.2 72.3 59.1 61.8 52.7 63.4 61.6 52.6 48.7
2000 starting cohort 59.1 63.1 47.6 60.3 64.4 60.3 55.4 59.3 63.7 45.6 58.2 63.1 55.9 55.0 58.9 62.6 48.6 61.8 65.3 63.8 55.7
2001 starting cohort 58.7 64.1 48.2 60.8 63.3 61.2 64.2 58.9 65.7 45.9 58.5 60.5 62.7 58.3 58.5 62.8 49.3 62.3 65.5 60.2 68.8
2002 starting cohort 57.1 61.0 49.3 59.7 61.7 58.1 58.9 56.6 62.0 45.9 56.1 59.7 58.4 61.9 57.4 60.3 50.8 61.7 63.3 58.0 56.7
2003 starting cohort 57.2 61.8 48.4 60.0 55.8 59.1 36.5 58.0 63.7 45.7 56.9 62.0 59.5 36.7 56.8 60.4 49.4 61.9 52.1 59.0 36.4
2004 starting cohort 58.2 64.3 48.4 59.6 65.4 59.0 71.1 58.1 65.4 44.6 55.4 64.3 59.6 69.4 58.3 63.4 49.9 61.9 66.2 58.7 72.3
1 Includes data for institutions not reporting admissions data.
NOTE: Totals include data for persons whose race/ethnicity was not reported. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2001-02 to 2007-08 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, Fall 2001, and Spring 2002 through Spring 2008. (This table was prepared June 2009.)
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