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Table E-42-1.  Graduation rates of first-time postsecondary students who started as full-time degree-seeking students, by time between starting and graduating, level of institution where student started, sex, and race/ethnicity: Cohort years 2004 and 2007

Sex and race/ethnicity 2004 starting cohort   2007 starting cohort
Percent completing bachelor's degree within 4 years Percent completing bachelor's degree within 5 years Percent completing bachelor's degree within 6 years   Percent completing certificates or associate's degree within 150 percent of normal time
Total1 37.9 53.9 58.3   29.9
Sex          
Male 32.9 50.5 55.5   26.4
Female 42.1 56.8 60.6   32.7
           
Race/ethnicity          
White 41.1 57.5 61.5   29.5
Black 20.4 34.2 39.5   25.3
Hispanic 27.9 44.0 50.1   33.4
Asian/Pacific Islander 45.0 62.9 68.7   33.6
American Indian/Alaska Native 21.8 34.7 39.4   25.6
           
Race/ethnicity by sex          
Male          
White 35.6 54.0 58.8   27.2
Black 15.0 28.6 34.2   20.4
Hispanic 23.2 39.2 45.6   26.7
Asian/Pacific Islander 39.9 59.3 65.7   29.7
American Indian/Alaska Native 18.9 31.9 37.5   23.9
           
Female          
White 45.8 60.5 63.8   31.6
Black 24.1 38.1 43.1   28.4
Hispanic 31.3 47.5 53.4   37.9
Asian/Pacific Islander 49.4 66.0 71.3   37.4
American Indian/Alaska Native 23.9 36.8 40.9   26.8
1Total includes other racial/ethnic groups not shown separately in the table.
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, Spring 2011, Graduation Rates component.
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