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Table 326.10. Graduation rates of first-time, full-time bachelor's degree-seeking students at 4-year postsecondary institutions, by race/ethnicity, time to completion, sex, and control of institution: Selected cohort entry years, 1996 through 2006
Time to completion, sex, control of institution, and cohort entry year Total White Black His- panic Asian/Pacific Islander American
Indian/
Alaska Native
Two or more races Non-resi- dent alien
Total Asian Pacific Islander
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Graduating within 4 years after
     start, males and females
                   
All 4-year institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 33.7 36.3 19.5 22.8 37.5 18.8 41.7
2000 starting cohort 36.1 38.9 21.3 25.9 41.0 21.0 41.9
2002 starting cohort 36.4 39.3 20.4 26.4 42.8 20.5 38.7
2003 starting cohort 36.7 40.0 19.9 26.5 43.8 20.4 37.3
2004 starting cohort 37.9 41.1 20.4 27.9 45.0 21.8 43.7
2005 starting cohort 38.6 41.9 20.8 28.6 45.1 45.5 22.7 22.5 44.0 44.0
2006 starting cohort 39.0 42.6 20.5 29.2 45.8 46.3 24.2 21.9 46.5 44.1
                     
Public institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 26.0 28.3 15.0 15.8 28.5 14.5 30.9
2000 starting cohort 29.0 31.4 17.9 18.9 33.7 16.4 32.7
2002 starting cohort 29.9 32.3 16.9 20.1 35.8 16.0 33.4
2003 starting cohort 30.7 33.4 16.5 20.6 37.5 17.0 33.7
2004 starting cohort 31.3 34.2 16.4 21.5 37.9 17.2 34.4
2005 starting cohort 32.0 35.2 16.6 22.5 38.8 39.1 16.9 17.9 28.8 33.5
2006 starting cohort 32.8 36.0 17.0 23.1 39.8 40.2 18.6 17.9 30.5 33.8
                     
Nonprofit institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 48.6 51.3 29.3 39.9 57.9 33.7 50.4
2000 starting cohort 50.3 53.5 28.2 42.9 58.8 36.0 50.3
2002 starting cohort 51.0 54.0 29.4 44.1 61.0 36.6 54.8
2003 starting cohort 51.5 54.6 29.7 43.9 61.4 34.3 55.1
2004 starting cohort 52.4 55.3 30.5 46.1 62.8 39.0 57.4
2005 starting cohort 51.9 55.0 29.2 44.9 62.0 62.5 35.1 35.1 59.7 57.3
2006 starting cohort 52.9 56.2 29.7 47.4 62.8 63.5 37.2 38.2 61.9 56.8
                     
For-profit institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 21.8 26.3 14.8 20.1 24.6 16.5 33.8
2000 starting cohort 25.7 30.3 22.5 27.4 42.7 28.0 36.5
2002 starting cohort 14.2 17.5 10.0 19.1 29.4 11.2 3.4
2003 starting cohort 12.7 16.0 8.9 17.9 24.1 6.8 3.6
2004 starting cohort 20.4 27.0 13.2 20.6 31.5 9.3 10.5
2005 starting cohort 35.4 38.9 27.7 27.6 40.8 43.0 20.0 33.6 24.1 15.3
2006 starting cohort 22.8 32.6 12.7 23.0 30.1 32.4 9.4 13.0 27.6 22.4
Graduating within 4 years after
     start, males
                   
All 4-year institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 28.5 30.6 13.9 19.0 32.2 15.1 38.6
2000 starting cohort 31.1 33.4 15.5 21.8 35.7 17.1 39.3
2002 starting cohort 31.3 33.8 14.7 21.8 37.4 17.2 36.6
2003 starting cohort 31.9 34.6 14.6 22.3 38.9 17.5 36.1
2004 starting cohort 32.9 35.6 15.0 23.2 39.9 18.9 39.7
2005 starting cohort 34.1 36.6 16.3 24.8 40.0 40.3 20.8 20.1 40.1 40.2
2006 starting cohort 34.2 37.1 15.6 24.9 41.1 41.5 21.6 17.6 43.1 39.6
                     
Public institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 20.8 22.6 9.9 12.5 23.4 10.9 28.6
2000 starting cohort 23.6 25.5 11.7 14.5 27.8 11.9 30.2
2002 starting cohort 24.5 26.6 11.0 15.8 30.4 12.7 30.3
2003 starting cohort 25.6 27.8 10.9 16.4 32.5 14.1 30.6
2004 starting cohort 26.1 28.4 11.2 16.9 32.8 14.5 30.1
2005 starting cohort 27.1 29.7 11.5 18.4 33.5 33.8 14.0 15.0 26.5 29.9
2006 starting cohort 27.8 30.3 11.9 18.7 34.8 35.1 15.4 13.7 29.2 29.5
                     
Nonprofit institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 43.6 46.2 22.1 35.0 53.5 28.9 47.0
2000 starting cohort 46.0 48.9 22.3 38.2 56.1 33.2 48.0
2002 starting cohort 46.3 49.1 22.9 38.8 57.6 32.1 50.6
2003 starting cohort 46.9 49.7 23.1 39.8 58.4 30.6 51.1
2004 starting cohort 47.7 50.5 23.2 41.1 59.1 35.4 53.2
2005 starting cohort 47.2 50.2 22.6 40.5 58.4 58.9 29.9 30.7 55.5 52.6
2006 starting cohort 48.2 51.2 23.5 42.4 60.2 60.9 34.6 34.3 58.2 52.2
                     
For-profit institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 22.3 25.5 16.1 23.0 27.7 25.6 33.1
2000 starting cohort 30.1 34.3 23.7 30.9 44.5 28.7 36.7
2002 starting cohort 17.0 20.9 11.8 20.1 33.3 17.6 4.0
2003 starting cohort 15.3 18.9 10.6 19.4 27.0 9.4 4.8
2004 starting cohort 23.3 30.2 14.8 21.6 36.6 12.3 10.7
2005 starting cohort 42.1 44.6 36.0 32.5 42.6 43.6 31.0 47.6 24.2 16.5
2006 starting cohort 27.8 37.3 16.6 26.0 33.7 35.2 17.2 14.7 30.1 23.7
Graduating within 4 years after
     start, females
                   
All 4-year institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 38.0 41.1 23.2 25.8 42.2 21.7 45.8
2000 starting cohort 40.2 43.5 25.2 29.0 45.7 24.0 45.3
2002 starting cohort 40.5 43.9 24.3 29.9 47.4 23.0 41.0
2003 starting cohort 40.6 44.4 23.6 29.5 48.0 22.5 38.4
2004 starting cohort 42.1 45.8 24.1 31.3 49.4 23.9 48.1
2005 starting cohort 42.3 46.3 23.9 31.4 49.6 50.1 24.2 24.4 47.3 48.4
2006 starting cohort 43.0 47.3 23.7 32.5 50.1 50.6 26.1 25.1 49.0 49.3
                     
Public institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 30.3 33.3 18.3 18.4 33.2 17.3 34.1
2000 starting cohort 33.5 36.3 22.0 22.2 39.1 19.9 36.2
2002 starting cohort 34.3 37.2 20.9 23.4 40.8 18.5 37.0
2003 starting cohort 34.9 38.2 20.2 23.8 42.0 19.2 37.1
2004 starting cohort 35.7 39.2 19.8 24.9 42.6 19.3 39.6
2005 starting cohort 36.2 40.0 20.0 25.5 43.5 43.9 19.0 20.2 30.8 37.7
2006 starting cohort 37.0 41.0 20.4 26.4 44.5 45.0 21.3 21.1 31.5 39.2
                     
Nonprofit institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 52.6 55.5 34.2 43.5 61.6 37.5 54.4
2000 starting cohort 53.7 57.3 32.3 46.2 60.9 38.1 53.2
2002 starting cohort 54.7 57.8 34.0 47.8 63.6 39.9 59.2
2003 starting cohort 55.1 58.4 34.3 46.6 63.6 36.9 59.5
2004 starting cohort 56.2 59.1 35.8 49.5 65.6 41.5 61.9
2005 starting cohort 55.6 58.9 34.0 47.9 64.6 65.2 38.6 38.4 62.9 62.6
2006 starting cohort 56.7 60.2 34.5 50.8 64.9 65.6 39.1 40.7 64.3 61.8
                     
For-profit institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 21.1 27.5 13.7 16.1 20.3 9.6 34.6
2000 starting cohort 20.7 24.5 21.4 23.1 39.3 27.2 36.3
2002 starting cohort 11.6 14.0 8.7 18.1 23.9 6.0 3.1
2003 starting cohort 10.6 13.6 7.9 16.6 21.2 5.2 2.9
2004 starting cohort 17.7 23.6 12.2 19.7 25.3 7.2 10.4
2005 starting cohort 27.9 31.5 21.0 22.7 37.9 41.8 5.9 21.4 24.0 14.4
2006 starting cohort 18.1 26.7 10.2 20.3 26.2 29.3 3.7 11.8 24.1 21.3
Graduating within 5 years after
     start, males and females
                   
All 4-year institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 50.2 53.3 33.3 38.9 56.4 33.3 54.3
2000 starting cohort 52.6 55.7 36.0 42.4 60.1 35.1 55.2
2002 starting cohort 52.3 55.7 34.3 42.5 61.0 33.8 50.6
2003 starting cohort 52.8 56.6 33.8 42.7 62.0 33.4 49.5
2004 starting cohort 53.9 57.5 34.2 44.0 62.9 34.7 57.2
2005 starting cohort 54.3 58.0 34.6 44.7 63.1 63.5 40.8 35.3 58.6 58.0
2006 starting cohort 54.9 58.7 34.9 45.8 64.3 64.8 41.7 35.6 61.8 59.0
                     
Public institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 45.9 49.0 30.5 34.1 51.3 30.0 46.5
2000 starting cohort 49.1 51.9 34.6 38.0 56.8 31.9 49.8
2002 starting cohort 49.2 52.2 32.9 38.8 57.7 30.8 50.4
2003 starting cohort 50.2 53.5 32.3 39.4 59.0 31.6 51.2
2004 starting cohort 50.6 54.0 32.0 40.2 59.3 31.7 51.9
2005 starting cohort 51.1 54.7 32.4 41.3 59.9 60.2 38.9 32.5 47.8 51.3
2006 starting cohort 51.9 55.5 33.5 42.1 61.5 61.9 41.3 32.9 50.2 52.0
                     
Nonprofit institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 59.2 61.8 40.2 51.4 68.7 45.2 60.4
2000 starting cohort 60.8 63.8 39.9 55.1 70.0 46.9 60.4
2002 starting cohort 61.3 64.2 40.2 55.7 71.1 46.7 64.7
2003 starting cohort 62.1 65.1 41.1 56.0 71.9 44.3 65.4
2004 starting cohort 62.9 65.6 41.7 57.7 73.1 47.9 67.8
2005 starting cohort 62.3 65.3 40.4 56.4 72.8 73.2 49.4 43.9 71.3 67.8
2006 starting cohort 63.2 66.2 41.2 59.0 73.5 74.2 47.4 48.7 74.2 68.6
                     
For-profit institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 25.4 30.1 17.8 23.1 27.3 19.8 51.6
2000 starting cohort 30.0 34.8 28.0 31.3 45.1 29.4 44.0
2002 starting cohort 17.2 20.7 12.5 22.7 32.0 12.6 6.0
2003 starting cohort 17.7 21.4 13.8 22.7 28.7 9.8 7.9
2004 starting cohort 25.8 32.6 19.0 25.7 36.5 15.5 17.6
2005 starting cohort 39.4 43.3 31.5 33.0 46.1 48.1 27.1 36.9 26.8 24.0
2006 starting cohort 28.0 37.2 17.9 29.8 38.0 40.2 18.7 16.8 30.5 30.3
Graduating within 5 years after
     start, males
                   
All 4-year institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 46.2 49.2 27.0 34.4 51.8 31.2 51.5
2000 starting cohort 49.0 52.0 29.9 37.8 56.5 31.6 53.0
2002 starting cohort 48.7 52.1 28.2 37.5 57.4 30.9 49.3
2003 starting cohort 49.6 53.3 28.3 38.4 58.5 30.8 48.8
2004 starting cohort 50.5 54.0 28.6 39.2 59.3 31.9 53.5
2005 starting cohort 51.3 54.7 29.8 41.0 59.4 59.7 39.5 34.2 55.5 54.2
2006 starting cohort 51.6 55.2 29.8 41.4 61.0 61.4 39.8 31.7 59.2 54.4
                     
Public institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 41.6 44.6 24.0 29.4 46.4 27.7 44.1
2000 starting cohort 44.8 47.6 27.4 32.6 52.1 27.7 47.2
2002 starting cohort 45.3 48.3 26.0 33.7 53.7 27.5 47.0
2003 starting cohort 46.6 49.9 26.3 34.6 55.1 28.6 48.0
2004 starting cohort 46.8 50.2 26.0 35.1 55.3 28.6 47.2
2005 starting cohort 47.8 51.3 26.7 37.1 56.0 56.3 36.9 31.2 44.9 46.9
2006 starting cohort 48.3 51.8 27.8 37.4 57.7 58.0 38.8 29.0 48.7 46.9
                     
Nonprofit institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 55.8 58.5 34.0 47.4 65.9 42.9 57.7
2000 starting cohort 58.5 61.3 35.1 51.7 69.9 45.9 58.9
2002 starting cohort 58.5 61.5 34.7 51.4 70.0 44.0 61.9
2003 starting cohort 59.3 62.3 35.0 53.1 70.6 41.5 62.1
2004 starting cohort 60.0 62.8 35.5 53.9 71.1 45.9 64.4
2005 starting cohort 59.2 62.2 34.7 53.2 70.2 70.6 45.2 40.3 69.1 63.8
2006 starting cohort 60.1 63.2 35.6 55.4 72.2 72.9 44.7 45.7 72.5 64.4
                     
For-profit institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 25.6 29.2 18.1 25.4 29.9 30.8 51.0
2000 starting cohort 33.6 38.1 27.6 34.4 46.4 28.7 43.1
2002 starting cohort 19.9 24.1 14.3 23.6 35.4 18.5 6.3
2003 starting cohort 20.0 24.1 14.5 23.4 30.7 13.3 7.8
2004 starting cohort 27.6 34.8 18.9 26.0 41.5 15.1 16.8
2005 starting cohort 45.6 48.5 38.8 36.7 47.3 48.1 39.1 50.9 27.5 24.8
2006 starting cohort 32.5 41.5 20.9 32.0 40.8 42.1 25.9 18.2 34.0 32.4
Graduating within 5 years after
     start, females
                   
All 4-year institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 53.6 56.8 37.5 42.4 60.5 34.9 57.9
2000 starting cohort 55.6 58.8 40.2 45.9 63.4 37.8 58.0
2002 starting cohort 55.2 58.6 38.4 46.2 64.1 36.0 52.0
2003 starting cohort 55.4 59.4 37.6 45.8 64.9 35.3 50.1
2004 starting cohort 56.8 60.5 38.1 47.5 66.0 36.8 61.3
2005 starting cohort 56.8 60.8 37.9 47.4 66.4 66.9 41.8 36.1 61.2 62.4
2006 starting cohort 57.6 61.7 38.4 49.0 67.3 67.9 43.2 38.5 63.6 64.2
                     
Public institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 49.5 52.7 34.8 37.8 56.0 31.8 50.0
2000 starting cohort 52.7 55.5 39.3 42.1 61.0 35.1 53.5
2002 starting cohort 52.5 55.4 37.6 42.6 61.5 33.2 54.4
2003 starting cohort 53.2 56.6 36.4 43.1 62.5 33.8 54.8
2004 starting cohort 53.7 57.3 35.9 44.0 62.9 34.0 57.5
2005 starting cohort 53.9 57.7 36.1 44.4 63.3 63.7 40.4 33.5 50.3 56.5
2006 starting cohort 54.9 58.7 37.2 45.7 65.1 65.5 43.3 36.0 51.4 58.2
                     
Nonprofit institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 61.8 64.5 44.5 54.3 71.0 47.0 63.7
2000 starting cohort 62.7 65.8 43.2 57.4 70.0 47.7 62.3
2002 starting cohort 63.5 66.4 44.0 58.7 71.9 48.6 67.7
2003 starting cohort 64.4 67.3 45.4 57.9 72.9 46.3 69.1
2004 starting cohort 65.2 67.8 46.2 60.3 74.6 49.2 71.5
2005 starting cohort 64.8 67.7 44.6 58.6 74.7 75.2 52.3 46.6 72.9 72.3
2006 starting cohort 65.7 68.5 45.5 61.5 74.5 75.2 49.3 50.6 75.3 73.2
                     
For-profit institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 25.1 31.4 17.6 20.0 23.7 11.5 52.2
2000 starting cohort 25.9 30.0 28.4 27.5 42.6 30.4 45.1
2002 starting cohort 14.7 17.3 11.2 21.7 27.1 8.0 5.8
2003 starting cohort 15.9 19.1 13.4 22.1 26.7 7.6 8.0
2004 starting cohort 24.1 30.3 19.1 25.4 30.5 15.8 18.2
2005 starting cohort 32.5 36.5 25.5 29.3 44.1 48.0 11.8 24.7 26.0 23.5
2006 starting cohort 23.8 31.8 15.8 27.8 35.1 38.1 13.6 15.8 25.9 28.5
Graduating within 6 years after
     start, males and females
                   
All 4-year institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 55.4 58.1 38.9 45.7 63.4 38.0 58.0
2000 starting cohort 57.5 60.2 42.1 49.1 66.7 40.2 59.6
2002 starting cohort 57.2 60.2 40.1 48.9 67.1 38.3 55.3
2003 starting cohort 57.4 60.8 39.1 48.7 68.0 38.3 53.3
2004 starting cohort 58.3 61.5 39.5 50.1 68.7 39.4 61.5
2005 starting cohort1 58.7 62.1 39.9 51.0 69.2 69.6 48.5 39.8 64.3 62.6
                     
2006 starting cohort1 59.2 62.5 40.2 51.9 70.1 70.6 48.5 40.2 66.6 63.6
Open admissions 32.8 41.3 19.3 30.3 37.8 40.1 21.3 17.6 36.8 38.1
90 percent or more accepted 47.6 50.2 32.7 40.1 49.5 49.8 38.2 29.2 46.5 48.0
75.0 to 89.9 percent accepted 55.9 58.8 38.3 47.4 61.2 61.3 54.5 40.9 59.8 59.6
50.0 to 74.9 percent accepted 60.5 63.9 43.2 51.9 67.8 68.2 49.6 42.2 60.4 62.3
25.0 to 49.9 percent accepted 72.4 76.6 51.6 65.1 80.2 80.5 57.5 55.0 79.1 73.5
Less than 25.0 percent accepted 85.6 88.9 58.7 85.0 91.8 92.3 68.1 79.4 91.6 88.5
                     
Public institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 51.7 54.3 36.8 42.1 59.5 35.3 51.3
2000 starting cohort 54.8 57.1 40.8 46.0 64.1 37.5 54.6
2002 starting cohort 54.9 57.4 39.4 46.3 64.7 35.7 55.5
2003 starting cohort 55.7 58.6 38.6 46.9 65.8 37.1 56.2
2004 starting cohort 56.0 58.9 38.3 47.8 66.2 37.0 57.2
2005 starting cohort1 56.5 59.6 38.6 48.7 67.0 67.2 49.5 37.8 55.9 57.3
                     
2006 starting cohort1 57.2 60.2 39.7 49.5 68.2 68.5 49.1 38.2 57.0 57.7
Open admissions 32.2 38.5 18.2 29.0 34.8 36.0 10.0 13.7 31.4 44.4
90 percent or more accepted 47.9 50.3 32.4 40.1 50.3 50.5 25.0 29.6 57.1 45.8
75.0 to 89.9 percent accepted 54.0 56.9 37.4 46.0 60.9 61.0 52.1 40.3 50.8 58.2
50.0 to 74.9 percent accepted 60.0 63.3 44.3 50.8 67.5 67.9 49.0 41.0 54.6 59.7
25.0 to 49.9 percent accepted 70.0 73.5 50.2 61.6 78.6 78.8 55.8 50.7 76.5 64.5
Less than 25.0 percent accepted 70.4 80.4 34.6 70.1 69.6 70.0 63.2 70.2 79.7 74.8
                     
Nonprofit institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 63.1 65.7 44.6 55.7 73.5 48.1 63.4
2000 starting cohort 64.5 67.0 45.9 59.0 75.2 50.9 64.5
2002 starting cohort 64.6 67.2 44.9 59.5 75.3 49.8 68.3
2003 starting cohort 65.1 67.7 45.0 59.4 75.9 47.6 69.1
2004 starting cohort 65.4 67.9 44.9 60.5 76.2 50.7 71.2
2005 starting cohort1 65.1 67.8 43.8 60.4 76.4 76.9 52.6 46.4 75.2 71.0
                     
2006 starting cohort1 65.5 68.1 44.5 62.0 76.8 77.5 52.6 51.3 77.5 71.9
Open admissions 38.1 44.8 22.4 34.4 43.4 44.7 36.5 28.6 45.1 47.2
90 percent or more accepted 48.5 51.2 38.5 42.9 43.5 44.3 40.3 28.9 37.9 56.0
75.0 to 89.9 percent accepted 61.1 63.8 42.5 53.0 63.0 63.2 56.4 45.7 73.6 61.8
50.0 to 74.9 percent accepted 62.3 65.8 41.3 56.5 69.4 70.0 51.3 48.1 69.3 65.6
25.0 to 49.9 percent accepted 77.5 81.0 55.0 76.2 84.9 85.1 62.1 66.3 84.7 79.6
Less than 25.0 percent accepted 90.6 92.2 73.7 90.0 95.3 95.6 71.4 82.1 94.4 89.3
                     
For-profit institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 28.0 33.2 19.2 24.6 28.9 23.1 54.0
2000 starting cohort 32.6 38.1 29.7 33.8 47.3 30.4 47.5
2002 starting cohort 22.0 25.5 16.3 27.5 35.5 17.1 12.5
2003 starting cohort 20.4 24.5 16.1 24.9 31.3 11.9 9.3
2004 starting cohort 28.4 35.3 21.3 28.9 38.9 19.2 21.7
2005 starting cohort 42.0 45.5 34.4 36.5 49.2 51.1 31.0 39.3 27.2 28.3
2006 starting cohort 31.5 40.3 21.1 33.7 42.5 44.4 25.2 18.8 32.4 35.5
Graduating within 6 years after
     start, males
                   
All 4-year institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 52.0 54.8 32.8 41.3 59.5 36.2 55.4
2000 starting cohort 54.3 57.1 35.6 44.6 62.9 37.1 56.8
2002 starting cohort 54.1 57.3 34.0 44.1 64.0 35.1 53.9
2003 starting cohort 54.8 58.2 33.9 44.6 65.0 36.4 52.8
2004 starting cohort 55.5 58.8 34.2 45.6 65.7 37.5 58.5
2005 starting cohort1 56.3 59.5 35.1 47.4 66.3 66.6 49.0 38.9 61.3 59.2
                     
2006 starting cohort1 56.5 59.8 35.2 47.7 67.4 67.8 46.5 37.2 64.5 60.1
Open admissions 33.1 41.3 17.8 28.6 36.7 39.1 18.9 19.4 34.9 38.4
90 percent or more accepted 44.8 47.4 29.1 36.3 47.0 47.4 25.8 26.9 46.1 42.9
75.0 to 89.9 percent accepted 53.1 56.0 33.6 43.6 58.2 58.2 56.2 36.6 57.8 57.1
50.0 to 74.9 percent accepted 57.3 60.7 38.1 47.2 65.0 65.4 47.2 39.5 56.9 57.4
25.0 to 49.9 percent accepted 70.1 74.5 44.7 61.0 78.0 78.2 51.4 48.5 74.3 71.4
Less than 25.0 percent accepted 84.2 87.7 53.9 81.6 89.8 90.1 70.5 77.0 90.3 86.8
                     
Public institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 48.1 50.8 30.3 37.5 55.2 33.1 48.8
2000 starting cohort 51.3 53.8 34.1 41.1 60.0 33.6 52.1
2002 starting cohort 51.7 54.4 32.9 41.4 61.3 32.2 52.5
2003 starting cohort 52.9 55.9 32.9 42.3 62.7 34.9 53.3
2004 starting cohort 53.0 56.0 32.7 43.0 62.9 34.9 53.0
2005 starting cohort1 53.9 57.1 33.2 44.8 64.0 64.2 50.7 36.8 52.7 53.3
                     
2006 starting cohort1 54.4 57.4 34.2 45.0 65.1 65.4 47.2 35.2 56.1 53.7
Open admissions 29.5 35.6 15.3 24.9 28.9 30.2 9.5 15.2 27.8 38.7
90 percent or more accepted 45.6 47.9 29.4 36.2 47.9 48.0 25.0 27.9 57.6 41.1
75.0 to 89.9 percent accepted 51.7 54.5 32.5 42.7 57.8 57.9 52.3 36.1 53.8 55.7
50.0 to 74.9 percent accepted 56.9 60.2 38.9 45.7 64.5 64.9 47.2 38.9 48.9 54.8
25.0 to 49.9 percent accepted 66.9 70.4 43.3 58.0 76.0 76.3 50.6 43.7 74.0 62.7
Less than 25.0 percent accepted 71.3 80.3 32.2 68.1 65.6 65.8 62.5 57.1 79.7 77.8
                     
Nonprofit institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 60.4 63.0 38.9 52.1 71.5 46.7 60.9
2000 starting cohort 61.7 64.4 39.3 55.3 73.1 50.1 61.7
2002 starting cohort 61.9 64.8 38.6 55.4 73.8 46.6 65.4
2003 starting cohort 62.4 65.2 38.9 56.6 74.2 45.4 65.6
2004 starting cohort 63.0 65.7 39.2 57.0 74.4 49.3 68.2
2005 starting cohort1 62.4 65.2 38.1 57.2 74.6 75.0 49.2 42.7 73.5 67.4
                     
2006 starting cohort1 62.9 65.6 39.2 58.7 75.7 76.3 49.2 48.6 76.2 68.8
Open admissions 36.6 44.1 19.2 32.4 41.4 43.1 34.5 27.1 38.5 51.2
90 percent or more accepted 43.4 46.1 31.8 38.7 39.7 42.2 26.1 14.3 27.6 50.2
75.0 to 89.9 percent accepted 57.5 60.4 38.1 48.5 61.2 61.3 60.5 42.8 64.3 59.4
50.0 to 74.9 percent accepted 58.9 62.5 37.2 52.9 67.3 67.9 47.8 44.0 70.0 60.9
25.0 to 49.9 percent accepted 76.4 80.2 48.7 72.1 83.8 84.1 52.9 61.9 82.0 77.3
Less than 25.0 percent accepted 89.7 91.5 68.8 88.1 95.2 95.4 80.0 84.7 94.8 87.4
                     
For-profit institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 28.0 32.3 19.4 26.7 31.7 30.8 53.0
2000 starting cohort 35.5 40.2 29.8 36.2 48.4 30.3 46.3
2002 starting cohort 23.6 27.8 16.6 26.7 38.4 23.5 11.7
2003 starting cohort 22.7 26.7 16.6 25.2 33.6 16.0 9.3
2004 starting cohort 30.2 37.0 21.2 29.1 43.5 18.5 23.6
2005 starting cohort 47.4 50.2 40.8 39.1 50.4 51.2 41.4 53.3 27.5 29.2
2006 starting cohort 35.4 43.9 23.5 35.3 44.0 45.5 27.6 19.6 34.6 37.4
Graduating within 6 years after
     start, females
                   
All 4-year institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 58.2 60.9 43.0 49.1 66.8 39.5 61.5
2000 starting cohort 60.2 62.8 46.4 52.4 70.1 42.7 63.1
2002 starting cohort 59.7 62.5 44.2 52.5 69.8 40.7 56.7
2003 starting cohort 59.5 63.0 42.7 51.8 70.5 39.7 53.8
2004 starting cohort 60.6 63.8 43.1 53.4 71.3 40.9 64.9
2005 starting cohort1 60.8 64.2 43.1 53.7 71.7 72.2 48.1 40.5 66.8 66.5
                     
2006 starting cohort1 61.4 64.9 43.6 54.9 72.6 73.1 50.1 42.4 68.1 67.6
Open admissions 32.5 41.4 20.5 31.7 38.8 41.1 23.4 16.3 38.5 37.8
90 percent or more accepted 50.2 52.8 35.5 43.2 51.9 52.2 44.8 31.1 46.8 55.6
75.0 to 89.9 percent accepted 58.2 61.2 41.5 50.1 64.0 64.2 52.8 44.4 61.4 63.1
50.0 to 74.9 percent accepted 63.0 66.6 46.5 55.3 70.3 70.8 51.4 44.1 62.6 67.8
25.0 to 49.9 percent accepted 74.3 78.3 56.0 67.9 82.1 82.3 62.5 59.5 82.3 75.4
Less than 25.0 percent accepted 87.2 90.5 62.6 88.9 93.9 94.5 66.0 81.7 92.8 90.6
                     
Public institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 54.7 57.4 41.0 45.7 63.5 37.0 54.9
2000 starting cohort 57.7 59.9 45.2 49.7 67.8 40.5 58.1
2002 starting cohort 57.5 59.9 43.7 50.0 67.7 38.3 59.0
2003 starting cohort 58.1 61.0 42.4 50.4 68.7 38.8 59.5
2004 starting cohort 58.5 61.4 42.1 51.4 69.2 38.5 62.2
2005 starting cohort1 58.8 61.9 42.2 51.7 69.7 70.0 48.6 38.6 58.7 61.9
                     
2006 starting cohort1 59.6 62.7 43.3 52.9 71.1 71.5 50.7 40.5 57.8 62.6
Open admissions 34.6 41.3 20.6 32.7 41.9 42.9 11.1 12.4 34.4 50.9
90 percent or more accepted 50.1 52.5 34.6 43.2 52.8 53.0 25.0 30.9 56.8 53.0
75.0 to 89.9 percent accepted 55.9 58.9 40.6 48.4 64.0 64.1 51.8 43.9 48.4 61.9
50.0 to 74.9 percent accepted 62.6 66.0 47.7 54.6 70.3 70.8 50.5 42.5 58.3 65.6
25.0 to 49.9 percent accepted 72.3 76.0 54.7 64.0 80.7 80.9 59.6 55.2 78.4 66.2
Less than 25.0 percent accepted 68.7 80.6 36.8 74.5 78.3 79.4 64.3 89.5 79.5 68.4
                     
Nonprofit institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 65.4 67.9 48.4 58.3 75.0 49.2 66.4
2000 starting cohort 66.7 69.1 50.4 61.7 76.7 51.5 67.9
2002 starting cohort 66.7 69.1 49.4 62.2 76.3 52.1 71.5
2003 starting cohort 67.1 69.7 49.2 61.2 77.2 49.2 73.0
2004 starting cohort 67.3 69.6 49.1 62.8 77.6 51.6 74.4
2005 starting cohort1 67.2 69.7 48.0 62.6 77.8 78.3 54.9 49.2 76.5 75.0
                     
2006 starting cohort1 67.6 70.1 48.5 64.2 77.7 78.4 55.0 52.9 78.3 75.4
Open admissions 39.6 45.4 25.7 36.4 45.1 46.0 39.1 29.5 52.0 40.0
90 percent or more accepted 53.1 55.9 43.9 46.1 46.2 46.0 46.9 37.5 41.1 64.0
75.0 to 89.9 percent accepted 63.7 66.3 45.8 55.9 64.3 64.7 53.7 47.4 80.8 65.0
50.0 to 74.9 percent accepted 64.8 68.3 44.5 58.8 71.0 71.6 53.8 50.6 68.9 70.3
25.0 to 49.9 percent accepted 78.4 81.7 58.8 79.0 85.8 85.9 71.9 69.3 86.2 81.8
Less than 25.0 percent accepted 91.4 92.9 77.3 91.7 95.3 95.8 66.7 80.0 94.1 91.5
                     
For-profit institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 27.9 34.5 19.0 21.9 24.9 17.3 55.1
2000 starting cohort 29.1 35.1 29.7 30.9 45.2 30.4 48.9
2002 starting cohort 20.5 23.1 16.1 28.3 31.3 12.0 13.0
2003 starting cohort 18.7 22.7 15.8 24.7 29.1 9.3 9.4
2004 starting cohort 26.8 33.4 21.3 28.7 33.3 19.6 20.3
2005 starting cohort 35.9 39.4 29.1 34.0 47.3 50.9 17.6 27.2 26.9 27.7
2006 starting cohort 28.0 35.8 19.5 32.1 40.8 43.3 23.5 18.2 29.3 33.9
—Not available.
1 Includes data for institutions not reporting admissions data, which are not separately shown.
NOTE: Data are for 4-year degree-granting postsecondary institutions participating in Title IV federal financial aid programs. Graduation rates refer to students receiving bachelor's degrees from their initial institutions of attendance only. Totals include data for persons whose race/ethnicity was not reported. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2001 and Spring 2007 through Spring 2013, Graduation Rates component. (This table was prepared January 2014.)
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