|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 2005 and 2008|
|Level and control of institution, gender, degree sought, and degree completed||Overall (%)||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 (%)|
|Total 4-year institutions (cohort year 2005)1||55.3||38.1||68.1||37.5||47.8||44.3||60.2||60.8||39.8||59.0|
|Bachelor’s or equivalent degree-seekers attending 4-year institutions and completing bachelor’s or equivalent degree (cohort year 2005)||58.6||39.3||69.6||39.5||51.0||48.3||62.0||64.2||54.4||62.6|
|Total 2-year institutions (cohort year 2008)||34.0||29.1||37.4||30.3||37.4||26.1||33.3||36.6||38.4||34.6|
|Less-than-2-year institutions (cohort year 2008)||66.5|||||||||||||||||||
Not available. Graduation rates data are not collected by race/ethnicity or gender for less-than-2-year institutions.
1 The 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. Although they are not Title IV eligible, four of the U.S. service academies 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 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 cohort 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 have been 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. 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. Definitions for terms used in this table may be found in the IPEDS online glossary located at http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/glossary. xclusions include those students who died or were totally and permanently disabled; students who left school to serve in the armed forces (or have been 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. 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. Definitions for terms used in this table may be found in the IPEDS online glossary located at http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/glossary.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, IPEDS, Spring 2012, Graduation Rates component (final data).