|Graduation rates at Title IV institutions, by race/ethnicity, level and control of institution, and gender: United States, cohort years 1999 and 2002|
|Level and control of institution, and gender||Total||
|4-year institutions (cohort year 1999)||55.9||58.9||40.4||46.7||65.2||38.3||50.5||59.3|
|2-year institutions (cohort year 2002)||32.5||33.8||27.2||33.6||35.1||29.0||31.5||29.9|
|Less-than-2-year institutions (cohort year 2002)||67.8||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
— Not available.
NOTE: The rates in this table reflect graduation rates at institutions regardless of the length of programs. 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 2006) 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. Due to natural disaster, seven institutions were unable to respond to this survey; their data were imputed, and they are represented in this table.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Spring 2006, Graduation Rates component.