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Table 26. Graduation rates at Title IV institutions, by race/ethnicity, level and control of institution, gender, degree sought, and degree completed at the institution where the students started as full-time, first-time students: United States, cohort years 2001 and 2004
Level and control of institution, gender, degree sought, and degree completed Total White, non- Hispanic Black, non- Hispanic Hispanic Asian/ Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Race/ ethnicity unknown Nonresident alien

                 
   Total 4-year institutions (cohort year 2001)1 56.1 59.4 40.5 46.9 65.5 38.6 48.7 58.5
                 
Public 53.5 56.2 38.4 43.1 63.4 34.9 53.0 53.1
  Men 50.1 53.0 31.4 38.6 59.4 31.6 49.8 50.9
  Women 56.4 59.0 43.1 46.5 66.9 37.5 55.9 56.1
                      
Private not-for-profit 63.7 66.6 45.0 57.0 74.4 46.4 59.4 67.0
  Men 60.9 64.0 38.6 53.4 71.8 42.0 57.1 63.4
  Women 66.0 68.7 49.3 59.4 76.3 49.5 61.4 70.9
                      
Private for-profit 43.7 52.2 40.3 46.0 48.5 49.3 25.7 36.3
  Men 44.9 53.5 38.7 46.2 49.8 45.2 28.0 35.2
  Women 42.1 50.5 41.7 45.8 46.8 53.1 23.2 37.4
                 
Bachelor's or equivalent degree-seekers attending 4-year institutions and completing bachelor's or equivalent degree (cohort year 2001) 57.3 60.3 41.5 48.3 66.5 39.5 50.1 59.3
                   
  Public 55.0 57.5 40.1 45.7 64.5 37.2 53.9 55.0
   Men 51.7 54.5 33.1 41.1 60.6 33.8 50.9 52.5
   Women 57.8 60.2 44.8 49.1 67.9 39.8 56.7 58.2
                      
  Private not-for-profit 64.4 66.9 45.9 58.7 75.2 50.3 59.8 66.8
   Men 61.4 64.3 38.9 55.0 72.6 47.0 57.1 63.3
   Women 66.7 69.0 50.7 61.2 77.1 52.7 62.1 70.8
                      
  Private for-profit 24.5 30.3 23.8 28.8 34.3 16.6 13.9 22.5
   Men 27.6 33.6 24.4 31.5 36.3 18.3 15.8 22.2
   Women 21.1 25.8 23.2 26.1 31.4 14.9 12.4 22.7
                 
   Total 2-year institutions (cohort year 2004) 30.9 32.1 25.8 29.8 33.2 29.4 33.5 33.9
                 
Public 21.9 24.5 14.1 16.2 25.7 20.4 19.2 30.4
  Men 21.2 23.4 14.0 15.2 24.2 20.5 18.6 27.7
  Women 22.6 25.5 14.1 17.1 27.3 20.3 19.7 32.7
                      
Private not-for-profit 50.2 56.5 39.2 41.7 31.4 22.0 60.1 59.3
  Men 48.5 53.8 38.3 45.6 37.8 22.0 51.3 53.6
  Women 51.4 58.4 40.0 38.9 28.4 22.0 65.4 63.5
                      
Private for-profit 60.0 65.3 49.7 61.8 68.6 59.4 53.1 70.8
  Men 60.4 66.7 46.9 58.6 68.2 60.5 53.8 69.3
  Women 59.7 64.4 50.8 64.0 68.9 58.9 52.4 72.0
                      
   Less-than-2-year institutions (cohort year 2004) 65.8 - - - - - - -
                 
Public 70.2 - - - - - - -
Private not-for-profit 74.7 - - - - - - -
Private for-profit 64.9 - - - - - - -
                 

- Not available. Graduation rates data are not collected by race/ethnicity for less-than-2-year institutions.

1The total 4-year institution cohort contains all full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking undergraduates, regardless of the level of the award sought.

NOTE: The rates in this table reflect graduation rates at institutions regardless of the length of programs, unless otherwise indicated. The graduation rate was calculated as required for disclosure and reporting purposes under the Student Right-to-Know Act. This rate was calculated as the total number of completers within 150 percent of normal time divided by the revised cohort minus any allowable exclusions. The revised cohort is the current (spring 2008) estimate of the number of students entering the institution as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking undergraduates in the reference year. Allowable exclusions include those students who died or were totally and permanently disabled; those who left school to serve in the armed forces; those who left to serve with a foreign aid service of the federal government, such as the Peace Corps; and those who left to serve on official church missions.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Spring 2008, Graduation Rates component.

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