|Graduation rates at the Title IV institutions where the students started as full-time, first-time students, by race/ethnicity, level and control of institution, and other selected characteristics: United States, cohort years 2004 and 2007|
|Level and control of institution, gender, degree sought, and degree completed||Overall (%)||American Indian or Alaska Native (%)||Asian, Native Hawaiian or Other 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 2004)2||55.1||38.3||67.1||37.7||46.7||59.7||56.4||42.1||56.1|
|Bachelor’s or equivalent degree-seekers attending 4-year institutions and completing bachelor’s or equivalent degree (cohort year 2004)||58.3||39.4||68.7||39.5||50.1||61.5||58.8||56.4||61.5|
|Total 2-year institutions (cohort year 2007)||33.2||28.6||36.7||28.5||36.8||32.8||61.7||35.8||31.6|
|Less-than-2-year institutions (cohort year 2007)||66.9||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
— Not available. Graduation rates data are not collected by race/ethnicity or gender for less-than-2-year institutions.
1Two or more races was an optional reporting category in IPEDS 2010-11, and a total of 504 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: Title IV institutions are those with a written agreement with the Secretary of Education that allows the institution to participate in any of the Title IV federal student financial assistance programs. 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 number of students entering the institution as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking undergraduates in the cohort 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. Students of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity are included in the Hispanic or Latino category regardless of race. Definitions for terms used in this table may be found in the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) online glossary located at http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/glossary.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, IPEDS, Spring 2011, Graduation Rates component.