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Ø No institutions met the criteria to be included in this cell. There are no institutions in the Carnegie classification, or the race/ethnicity category did not have any enrollees.

1Based on the Carnegie Foundation’s Basic Classification, which is an update of the traditional classification framework developed by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education in 1970 to support its research program and published in 1973 for use by other researchers (see; link retrieved September 30, 2022). Carnegie classifications do not always contain institutions of the same level. Since the cohort year is determined by institutional level, some graduation rates in this table are calculated based on mixed cohort years.

2The use of "Nonresident" is for reporting purposes only and does not reflect a change in the collection of data for this category.

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. United States includes the 50 states and the District of Columbia. 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 and are included in this table. Four-year institutions report on a 2012 cohort while 2-year institutions report on a 2015 cohort; there is no separation of the two cohorts in this table. 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 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 are in the United States on a visa or temporary basis, and who are not authorized to remain indefinitely, are included in the "Nonresident" 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 collection year’s archived downloadable glossary located at

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, IPEDS, Winter 2018–19, Graduation Rates component (final data).