|Graduation rates within 150 percent of normal program completion time at Title IV institutions among students who started as full-time, first-time students, by race/ethnicity, level and control of institution, and gender: United States, cohort years 2012 and 2015|
|Level and control of institution and gender||All students||American Indian or Alaska Native||Asian||Black or African American||Hispanic or Latino||Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||White||Two or more races||Race/ ethnicity unknown||Nonresident alien|
|All 4-year institutions (cohort year 2012)1|
|Bachelor’s or equivalent degree-seekers attending 4-year institutions and completing bachelor’s or equivalent degree (cohort year 2012)|
|Total 2-year institutions (cohort year 2015)|
|Less-than-2-year institutions (cohort year 2015)|
— Not available. Graduation rates data are not collected by race/ethnicity or gender for less-than-2-year institutions.
1The 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 U.S. Department of Education that allows the institution to participate in any of the Title IV federal student financial assistance programs. The four U.S. service academies that are not Title IV eligible are included in the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) universe because they are federally funded and open to the public. 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 (e.g. “normal” program completion time for a bachelor’s degree would be 4 years) at the same institution where the student started divided by the adjusted cohort (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 reference year. Allowable exclusions include those students who died or were totally and permanently disabled; students who left school to serve in the armed forces (or were called up to active duty); 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. Individuals who are in the United States on a visa or temporary basis, and who are not authorized to remain indefinitely, are included in the Nonresident alien category regardless of race or ethnicity. Students who self-identify with more than one race are included in the Two or more races category. Students of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity are included in the Hispanic or Latino category regardless of race and are not included in the race categories. Definitions for terms used in this table may be found in the IPEDS online glossary located at https://surveys.nces.ed.gov/ipeds/VisGlossaryAll.aspx.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, IPEDS, Winter 2018-19, Graduation Rates component (provisional data).