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Table 5. Graduation rates at Title IV institutions, by race/ethnicity, level and control of institution, gender, and degree at the institution where the students started as full-time, first-time students: United States, cohort years 2002 and 2005
Level and control of institution, gender, degree sought, and degree completed Total American Indian or Alaska Native Asian, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander Black or African American Hispanic or Latino White Two or more races1 Race/ethnicity unknown Nonresident alien

                   
   Total 4-year institutions (cohort year 2002)2 55.9 37.9 66.1 38.9 46.5 59.3 43.6 52.1 54.7
                   
Public 53.3 34.6 63.6 37.3 43.1 56.2 50.0 53.4 53.4
  Men 50.1 31.4 60.1 31.0 38.5 53.2 100.0 50.2 50.5
  Women 56.0 36.9 66.8 41.6 46.6 58.9 0.0 56.3 56.7
                        
Private not-for-profit 64.4 48.9 74.7 44.2 57.5 67.3 45.9 60.6 68.7
  Men 61.6 45.7 73.0 38.1 53.6 64.8 38.9 58.4 65.7
  Women 66.5 51.2 76.0 48.5 60.2 69.3 50.0 62.5 72.0
                        
Private for-profit 38.1 36.9 47.7 32.8 42.4 42.9 40.3 30.8 16.9
  Men 39.4 40.1 48.9 31.6 41.8 44.9 42.9 30.8 19.0
  Women 36.9 34.4 46.3 33.7 43.0 40.8 38.6 30.7 15.5
                   
Bachelor‘s or equivalent degree- seekers attending 4-year institutions and completing bachelor‘s or equivalent degree (cohort year 2002) 57.2 38.3 67.1 40.1 48.9 60.2 43.7 53.4 55.3
                   
  Public 54.9 35.7 64.7 39.4 46.3 57.4 50.0 54.8 55.5
   Men 51.7 32.2 61.3 32.9 41.4 54.4 100.0 51.7 52.5
   Women 57.5 38.3 67.7 43.7 50.0 59.9 0.0 57.6 59.0
                        
  Private not-for-profit 64.6 49.8 75.3 44.9 59.5 67.2 47.0 60.4 68.3
   Men 61.9 46.6 73.8 38.6 55.4 64.8 39.4 57.8 65.4
   Women 66.7 52.1 76.3 49.4 62.2 69.1 52.0 62.4 71.5
                        
  Private for-profit 22.0 17.1 35.5 16.3 27.5 25.5 27.8 18.1 12.5
   Men 23.6 23.5 38.4 16.6 26.7 27.8 25.0 18.4 11.7
   Women 20.5 12.0 31.3 16.1 28.3 23.1 28.6 17.8 13.0
                   
   Total 2-year institutions (cohort year 2005) 30.5 27.0 33.4 25.5 28.7 31.7 54.8 33.3 32.8
                   
Public 22.0 20.2 26.5 14.4 16.8 24.5 40.0 20.1 29.9
  Men 21.3 21.0 24.4 14.0 15.8 23.6 60.0 19.1 27.4
  Women 22.7 19.6 28.8 14.7 17.6 25.4 20.0 21.2 32.2
                        
Private not-for-profit 51.4 16.0 37.2 40.6 45.0 58.1 75.0 62.0 52.6
  Men 47.8 12.3 41.4 38.3 45.6 53.9 66.7 54.1 47.8
  Women 54.0 18.7 34.9 42.9 44.6 61.1 100.0 66.1 56.3
                        
Private for-profit 59.7 56.1 66.7 49.1 62.6 64.8 55.0 54.3 60.4
  Men 60.8 57.3 67.1 46.0 61.0 66.8 59.1 55.7 59.4
  Women 59.1 55.5 66.3 50.4 63.5 63.5 52.6 53.2 61.0
                        
   Less-than-2-year institutions (cohort year 2005) 66.9
   
Public 74.3
Private not-for-profit 73.7
Private for-profit 65.7
                   

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

1Two or more races was an optional reporting category in IPEDS 2008-09, and a total of 156 institutions reported graduation rates using this option. The figures reported here should not be considered representative of all individuals who could be classified into two or more races.

2The 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 2009) 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 2009, Graduation Rates component.

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