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Digest of Education Statistics: 2015
Digest of Education Statistics: 2015

NCES 2016-014
December 2016


Table 326.10. Graduation rate from first institution attended for first-time, full-time bachelor's degree-seeking students at 4-year postsecondary institutions, by race/ethnicity, time to completion, sex, control of institution, and acceptance rate: Selected cohort entry years, 1996 through 2008
Time to completion, sex, control of
institution, cohort entry year, and
acceptance rate
Total White Black His-
panic
Asian/Pacific Islander American
Indian/
Alaska
Native
Two or
more races
Non-resi-
dent alien
Total Asian Pacific
Islander
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Graduating within 4 years after
      start, males and females
                   
All 4-year institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 33.7 36.3 19.5 22.8 37.5 18.8 41.7
2000 starting cohort 36.1 38.9 21.3 25.9 41.0 21.0 41.9
2002 starting cohort 36.4 39.3 20.4 26.4 42.8 20.5 38.7
2003 starting cohort 37.0 40.2 20.2 26.7 43.9 20.6 39.4
2004 starting cohort 38.0 41.3 20.5 27.9 45.0 21.8 43.7
2005 starting cohort 38.3 41.8 20.2 28.2 45.1 45.5 22.2 21.8 44.1 44.0
2006 starting cohort 39.1 42.7 20.6 29.3 46.0 46.4 24.2 21.9 46.6 44.1
2007 starting cohort 39.4 43.3 20.8 29.8 46.2 46.7 25.8 23.0 49.1 44.6
2008 starting cohort 39.8 43.7 21.4 30.4 47.1 47.7 26.7 23.0 46.5 46.4
                     
Public institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 26.0 28.3 15.0 15.8 28.5 14.5 30.9
2000 starting cohort 29.0 31.4 17.9 18.9 33.7 16.4 32.7
2002 starting cohort 29.9 32.3 16.9 20.1 35.8 16.0 33.4
2003 starting cohort 30.7 33.5 16.5 20.7 37.5 17.0 33.8
2004 starting cohort 31.4 34.2 16.4 21.5 38.0 17.2 34.4
2005 starting cohort 32.0 35.1 16.8 22.4 38.7 39.1 16.9 17.9 28.7 33.5
2006 starting cohort 32.9 36.1 17.2 23.1 40.0 40.4 18.6 17.9 30.5 33.9
2007 starting cohort 33.5 36.9 17.4 24.0 39.8 40.2 20.9 19.5 35.9 34.4
2008 starting cohort 34.4 37.9 18.6 24.8 41.1 41.6 22.1 19.1 35.2 38.0
                     
Nonprofit institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 48.6 51.3 29.3 39.9 57.9 33.7 50.4
2000 starting cohort 50.3 53.5 28.2 42.9 58.8 36.0 50.3
2002 starting cohort 51.0 54.0 29.4 44.1 61.0 36.6 54.8
2003 starting cohort 51.6 54.7 29.8 44.0 61.5 34.4 55.3
2004 starting cohort 52.6 55.5 30.6 46.2 62.8 39.0 57.4
2005 starting cohort 52.2 55.4 29.2 45.1 62.3 62.8 34.9 35.2 59.9 57.4
2006 starting cohort 52.9 56.2 29.7 47.4 62.8 63.5 37.2 38.3 62.1 56.8
2007 starting cohort 52.8 56.4 29.7 46.7 63.6 64.2 40.1 37.0 62.6 56.9
2008 starting cohort 52.7 56.3 29.7 47.2 63.4 63.9 44.8 37.0 59.3 57.1
                     
For-profit institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 21.8 26.3 14.8 20.1 24.6 16.5 33.8
2000 starting cohort 25.7 30.3 22.5 27.4 42.7 28.0 36.5
2002 starting cohort 14.2 17.5 10.0 19.1 29.4 11.2 3.4
2003 starting cohort 14.8 18.2 10.4 19.5 25.5 8.4 4.7
2004 starting cohort 20.6 27.3 13.3 20.7 31.4 9.4 10.6
2005 starting cohort 20.0 27.9 11.0 19.6 31.7 33.8 15.4 15.2 24.7 15.4
2006 starting cohort 22.8 32.5 12.7 23.0 30.1 32.4 9.4 13.0 27.6 22.4
2007 starting cohort 22.5 32.7 11.6 22.7 32.2 36.4 8.2 12.6 27.2 24.4
2008 starting cohort 17.5 26.4 9.6 20.9 30.7 34.8 8.7 12.8 30.1 19.7
                     
Graduating within 4 years after
      start, males
                   
All 4-year institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 28.5 30.6 13.9 19.0 32.2 15.1 38.6
2000 starting cohort 31.1 33.4 15.5 21.8 35.7 17.1 39.3
2002 starting cohort 31.3 33.8 14.7 21.8 37.4 17.2 36.6
2003 starting cohort 32.2 34.8 14.7 22.5 39.0 17.7 37.7
2004 starting cohort 33.0 35.7 15.1 23.3 39.9 18.9 39.7
2005 starting cohort 33.5 36.4 15.0 24.2 39.9 40.2 19.6 18.8 40.2 40.1
2006 starting cohort 34.3 37.2 15.7 24.9 41.2 41.6 21.6 17.6 43.2 39.6
2007 starting cohort 34.5 37.7 15.7 25.4 41.1 41.5 24.0 18.6 44.7 39.3
2008 starting cohort 34.8 38.1 16.2 25.7 42.1 42.5 25.0 18.9 40.7 41.0
                     
Public institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 20.8 22.6 9.9 12.5 23.4 10.9 28.6
2000 starting cohort 23.6 25.5 11.7 14.5 27.8 11.9 30.2
2002 starting cohort 24.5 26.6 11.0 15.8 30.4 12.7 30.3
2003 starting cohort 25.7 27.9 10.9 16.4 32.5 14.1 30.8
2004 starting cohort 26.2 28.5 11.2 16.9 32.9 14.5 30.1
2005 starting cohort 27.1 29.6 11.7 18.3 33.5 33.8 14.1 15.0 26.4 29.8
2006 starting cohort 27.9 30.4 12.1 18.8 34.9 35.2 15.4 13.8 29.2 29.7
2007 starting cohort 28.3 31.1 12.1 19.5 34.8 35.0 18.8 14.7 33.8 29.4
2008 starting cohort 29.3 32.1 13.3 20.0 36.1 36.5 18.7 15.3 30.7 33.1
                     
Nonprofit institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 43.6 46.2 22.1 35.0 53.5 28.9 47.0
2000 starting cohort 46.0 48.9 22.3 38.2 56.1 33.2 48.0
2002 starting cohort 46.3 49.1 22.9 38.8 57.6 32.1 50.6
2003 starting cohort 47.0 49.8 23.1 39.9 58.6 30.7 51.3
2004 starting cohort 47.8 50.6 23.2 41.2 59.0 35.4 53.2
2005 starting cohort 47.5 50.5 22.6 40.7 58.8 59.3 29.4 30.8 55.7 52.7
2006 starting cohort 48.2 51.2 23.4 42.4 60.2 60.8 34.5 34.2 58.4 52.2
2007 starting cohort 47.8 51.4 23.0 42.3 60.0 60.5 37.3 32.2 57.8 51.4
2008 starting cohort 47.7 51.3 23.0 42.4 59.5 59.9 43.5 31.5 53.9 51.6
                     
For-profit institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 22.3 25.5 16.1 23.0 27.7 25.6 33.1
2000 starting cohort 30.1 34.3 23.7 30.9 44.5 28.7 36.7
2002 starting cohort 17.0 20.9 11.8 20.1 33.3 17.6 4.0
2003 starting cohort 17.4 20.9 11.8 20.8 28.1 11.1 6.4
2004 starting cohort 23.5 30.5 15.0 21.6 36.6 12.1 10.7
2005 starting cohort 23.6 31.4 12.0 22.2 32.2 33.2 24.0 20.8 25.2 16.7
2006 starting cohort 27.8 37.2 16.6 26.0 33.7 35.2 17.2 14.7 30.1 23.7
2007 starting cohort 28.4 39.3 15.3 25.7 35.8 38.3 14.1 19.0 25.8 26.9
2008 starting cohort 20.7 30.5 11.1 22.0 34.0 35.9 16.2 12.4 27.8 14.9
                     
Graduating within 4 years after
      start, females
                   
All 4-year institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 38.0 41.1 23.2 25.8 42.2 21.7 45.8
2000 starting cohort 40.2 43.5 25.2 29.0 45.7 24.0 45.3
2002 starting cohort 40.5 43.9 24.3 29.9 47.4 23.0 41.0
2003 starting cohort 41.0 44.8 23.9 29.8 48.1 22.8 41.1
2004 starting cohort 42.2 45.9 24.2 31.4 49.4 24.0 48.1
2005 starting cohort 42.2 46.4 23.7 31.3 49.6 50.1 24.2 24.1 47.3 48.4
2006 starting cohort 43.1 47.4 23.9 32.5 50.2 50.8 26.2 25.2 49.1 49.3
2007 starting cohort 43.5 48.0 24.3 33.1 50.7 51.3 27.0 26.3 52.3 50.8
2008 starting cohort 43.9 48.6 24.9 33.9 51.6 52.4 27.8 26.0 50.6 52.5
                     
Public institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 30.3 33.3 18.3 18.4 33.2 17.3 34.1
2000 starting cohort 33.5 36.3 22.0 22.2 39.1 19.9 36.2
2002 starting cohort 34.3 37.2 20.9 23.4 40.8 18.5 37.0
2003 starting cohort 35.0 38.3 20.2 23.9 42.0 19.2 37.2
2004 starting cohort 35.7 39.2 19.9 24.9 42.6 19.3 39.6
2005 starting cohort 36.2 39.9 20.2 25.5 43.5 43.9 19.0 20.1 30.7 37.7
2006 starting cohort 37.2 41.1 20.6 26.4 44.7 45.1 21.3 21.1 31.5 39.1
2007 starting cohort 37.8 42.0 21.0 27.5 44.6 45.1 22.5 23.1 37.5 40.8
2008 starting cohort 38.8 43.1 22.2 28.5 45.8 46.4 24.5 21.9 38.7 44.0
                     
Nonprofit institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 52.6 55.5 34.2 43.5 61.6 37.5 54.4
2000 starting cohort 53.7 57.3 32.3 46.2 60.9 38.1 53.2
2002 starting cohort 54.7 57.8 34.0 47.8 63.6 39.9 59.2
2003 starting cohort 55.3 58.6 34.4 46.7 63.7 37.0 59.7
2004 starting cohort 56.4 59.4 35.9 49.6 65.6 41.5 61.9
2005 starting cohort 55.9 59.2 34.1 48.1 64.9 65.5 38.6 38.5 63.1 62.7
2006 starting cohort 56.7 60.1 34.4 50.8 64.9 65.7 39.2 40.9 64.4 61.8
2007 starting cohort 56.7 60.4 34.7 49.8 66.4 67.2 41.8 40.6 65.6 62.8
2008 starting cohort 56.7 60.4 34.8 50.5 66.5 67.1 45.8 41.0 62.5 62.8
                     
For-profit institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 21.1 27.5 13.7 16.1 20.3 9.6 34.6
2000 starting cohort 20.7 24.5 21.4 23.1 39.3 27.2 36.3
2002 starting cohort 11.6 14.0 8.7 18.1 23.9 6.0 3.1
2003 starting cohort 12.8 15.9 9.5 18.3 22.8 6.7 3.7
2004 starting cohort 17.8 23.8 12.2 19.9 25.0 7.4 10.5
2005 starting cohort 16.9 24.1 10.4 17.3 30.9 34.6 5.9 11.4 24.0 14.4
2006 starting cohort 18.1 26.7 10.1 20.3 26.2 29.3 3.7 11.8 24.1 21.3
2007 starting cohort 17.0 24.5 9.2 19.9 28.8 34.4 5.1 8.1 29.4 22.3
2008 starting cohort 14.7 22.2 8.6 19.9 27.5 33.7 5.6 13.1 33.3 23.7
                     
Graduating within 5 years after
      start, males and females
                   
All 4-year institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 50.2 53.3 33.3 38.9 56.4 33.3 54.3
2000 starting cohort 52.6 55.7 36.0 42.4 60.1 35.1 55.2
2002 starting cohort 52.3 55.7 34.3 42.5 61.0 33.8 50.6
2003 starting cohort 53.2 56.9 34.2 43.0 62.1 33.7 52.1
2004 starting cohort 54.1 57.7 34.5 44.0 62.9 34.7 57.2
2005 starting cohort 54.2 58.0 34.2 44.6 63.2 63.6 40.6 34.7 58.6 58.1
2006 starting cohort 54.9 58.7 34.9 45.8 64.4 64.9 41.7 35.6 61.8 59.0
2007 starting cohort 55.1 59.1 35.5 46.4 64.2 64.7 42.6 36.3 63.9 58.9
2008 starting cohort 55.3 59.5 35.7 47.1 65.1 65.7 43.8 36.3 60.5 60.8
                     
Public institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 45.9 49.0 30.5 34.1 51.3 30.0 46.5
2000 starting cohort 49.1 51.9 34.6 38.0 56.8 31.9 49.8
2002 starting cohort 49.2 52.2 32.9 38.8 57.7 30.8 50.4
2003 starting cohort 50.3 53.6 32.4 39.5 59.0 31.6 51.4
2004 starting cohort 50.7 54.1 32.2 40.2 59.3 31.6 51.9
2005 starting cohort 51.1 54.7 32.6 41.4 59.9 60.2 39.1 32.5 47.6 51.3
2006 starting cohort 51.9 55.5 33.5 42.2 61.6 62.0 41.3 32.9 50.1 51.9
2007 starting cohort 52.3 56.0 34.1 43.3 61.0 61.4 41.1 34.4 54.9 51.9
2008 starting cohort 53.1 56.7 35.0 44.4 62.1 62.6 41.8 34.1 52.1 55.1
                     
Nonprofit institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 59.2 61.8 40.2 51.4 68.7 45.2 60.4
2000 starting cohort 60.8 63.8 39.9 55.1 70.0 46.9 60.4
2002 starting cohort 61.3 64.2 40.2 55.7 71.1 46.7 64.7
2003 starting cohort 62.3 65.2 41.2 56.1 72.0 44.4 65.6
2004 starting cohort 63.0 65.8 41.8 57.8 73.1 47.9 67.9
2005 starting cohort 62.6 65.6 40.5 56.6 73.1 73.6 49.4 44.0 71.5 67.9
2006 starting cohort 63.2 66.1 41.2 59.0 73.5 74.2 47.4 48.8 74.5 68.6
2007 starting cohort 63.1 66.3 41.5 58.5 74.2 74.8 53.9 45.9 74.1 68.2
2008 starting cohort 63.2 66.4 41.4 58.6 74.3 74.7 57.7 46.6 70.7 68.6
                     
For-profit institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 25.4 30.1 17.8 23.1 27.3 19.8 51.6
2000 starting cohort 30.0 34.8 28.0 31.3 45.1 29.4 44.0
2002 starting cohort 17.2 20.7 12.5 22.7 32.0 12.6 6.0
2003 starting cohort 20.2 23.6 15.6 24.4 30.4 11.4 10.0
2004 starting cohort 25.9 32.9 19.1 25.8 36.5 15.5 17.7
2005 starting cohort 25.5 33.3 15.8 26.0 38.2 40.2 23.1 18.9 27.3 24.1
2006 starting cohort 28.0 37.2 17.8 29.8 38.0 40.2 18.7 16.8 30.5 30.3
2007 starting cohort 27.8 37.6 16.7 29.1 38.9 43.1 14.4 16.2 31.0 34.6
2008 starting cohort 22.9 31.7 14.8 27.7 37.4 40.7 19.6 16.7 34.7 33.3
                     
Graduating within 5 years after
      start, males
                   
All 4-year institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 46.2 49.2 27.0 34.4 51.8 31.2 51.5
2000 starting cohort 49.0 52.0 29.9 37.8 56.5 31.6 53.0
2002 starting cohort 48.7 52.1 28.2 37.5 57.4 30.9 49.3
2003 starting cohort 49.9 53.5 28.5 38.6 58.6 31.1 50.9
2004 starting cohort 50.6 54.2 28.8 39.3 59.3 31.9 53.5
2005 starting cohort 50.9 54.7 28.8 40.7 59.4 59.7 39.0 33.1 55.6 54.2
2006 starting cohort 51.6 55.2 29.8 41.4 61.1 61.5 39.7 31.8 59.3 54.5
2007 starting cohort 51.6 55.5 29.9 42.2 60.3 60.7 42.1 32.6 60.4 53.9
2008 starting cohort 51.6 55.6 30.1 42.3 61.4 61.8 42.8 32.9 56.1 55.5
                     
Public institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 41.6 44.6 24.0 29.4 46.4 27.7 44.1
2000 starting cohort 44.8 47.6 27.4 32.6 52.1 27.7 47.2
2002 starting cohort 45.3 48.3 26.0 33.7 53.7 27.5 47.0
2003 starting cohort 46.7 50.0 26.3 34.7 55.1 28.7 48.2
2004 starting cohort 47.0 50.4 26.3 35.2 55.4 28.6 47.2
2005 starting cohort 47.8 51.3 26.9 37.2 56.0 56.3 37.1 31.2 44.9 46.9
2006 starting cohort 48.4 51.8 27.8 37.4 57.7 58.0 38.8 29.0 48.5 47.0
2007 starting cohort 48.6 52.2 28.1 38.6 56.9 57.2 40.7 30.2 53.5 46.8
2008 starting cohort 49.1 52.7 29.1 39.0 58.1 58.5 39.1 31.2 47.4 50.3
                     
Nonprofit institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 55.8 58.5 34.0 47.4 65.9 42.9 57.7
2000 starting cohort 58.5 61.3 35.1 51.7 69.9 45.9 58.9
2002 starting cohort 58.5 61.5 34.7 51.4 70.0 44.0 61.9
2003 starting cohort 59.3 62.3 35.0 53.2 70.7 41.5 62.2
2004 starting cohort 60.1 62.9 35.6 54.0 71.2 46.0 64.4
2005 starting cohort 59.5 62.5 34.7 53.3 70.6 71.0 45.2 40.4 69.3 63.9
2006 starting cohort 60.2 63.2 35.6 55.4 72.1 72.9 44.6 45.7 72.8 64.4
2007 starting cohort 59.7 63.2 35.0 55.1 71.5 72.0 50.8 42.5 70.9 63.1
2008 starting cohort 59.6 63.1 35.0 54.8 72.1 72.5 56.9 41.7 68.6 63.0
                     
For-profit institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 25.6 29.2 18.1 25.4 29.9 30.8 51.0
2000 starting cohort 33.6 38.1 27.6 34.4 46.4 28.7 43.1
2002 starting cohort 19.9 24.1 14.3 23.6 35.4 18.5 6.3
2003 starting cohort 22.6 26.3 16.0 24.9 32.0 16.0 10.2
2004 starting cohort 27.8 35.1 19.1 25.9 41.6 15.0 16.8
2005 starting cohort 28.7 36.4 16.4 27.4 38.1 38.7 33.3 23.8 28.5 24.9
2006 starting cohort 32.5 41.5 20.9 32.0 40.8 42.1 25.9 18.2 34.0 32.4
2007 starting cohort 32.7 43.3 19.5 30.7 41.8 44.2 21.1 23.1 27.7 34.8
2008 starting cohort 25.0 34.9 14.7 27.4 40.3 42.0 25.0 14.2 31.1 26.7
                     
Graduating within 5 years after
      start, females
                   
All 4-year institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 53.6 56.8 37.5 42.4 60.5 34.9 57.9
2000 starting cohort 55.6 58.8 40.2 45.9 63.4 37.8 58.0
2002 starting cohort 55.2 58.6 38.4 46.2 64.1 36.0 52.0
2003 starting cohort 55.9 59.7 38.0 46.2 65.1 35.8 53.5
2004 starting cohort 56.9 60.7 38.3 47.6 66.0 36.8 61.4
2005 starting cohort 56.8 60.8 37.8 47.5 66.5 66.9 41.9 35.9 61.2 62.4
2006 starting cohort 57.6 61.7 38.4 49.0 67.4 68.0 43.2 38.5 63.7 64.2
2007 starting cohort 58.1 62.2 39.3 49.7 67.7 68.4 42.9 39.0 66.3 64.9
2008 starting cohort 58.5 62.8 39.6 50.8 68.4 69.1 44.5 38.8 63.6 66.8
                     
Public institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 49.5 52.7 34.8 37.8 56.0 31.8 50.0
2000 starting cohort 52.7 55.5 39.3 42.1 61.0 35.1 53.5
2002 starting cohort 52.5 55.4 37.6 42.6 61.5 33.2 54.4
2003 starting cohort 53.3 56.8 36.5 43.1 62.6 33.9 55.0
2004 starting cohort 53.8 57.4 36.2 44.0 62.9 34.0 57.6
2005 starting cohort 53.9 57.7 36.3 44.5 63.4 63.7 40.5 33.5 50.0 56.5
2006 starting cohort 54.9 58.7 37.2 45.7 65.2 65.6 43.3 36.0 51.3 58.0
2007 starting cohort 55.5 59.4 38.1 46.8 64.8 65.3 41.4 37.6 56.0 58.4
2008 starting cohort 56.5 60.3 39.1 48.4 65.9 66.6 43.7 36.2 55.7 61.0
                     
Nonprofit institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 61.8 64.5 44.5 54.3 71.0 47.0 63.7
2000 starting cohort 62.7 65.8 43.2 57.4 70.0 47.7 62.3
2002 starting cohort 63.5 66.4 44.0 58.7 71.9 48.6 67.7
2003 starting cohort 64.6 67.5 45.5 58.0 73.0 46.5 69.3
2004 starting cohort 65.4 68.0 46.3 60.4 74.6 49.3 71.6
2005 starting cohort 65.1 68.0 44.8 58.8 75.0 75.5 52.3 46.7 73.1 72.4
2006 starting cohort 65.7 68.5 45.4 61.5 74.5 75.2 49.5 50.8 75.5 73.3
2007 starting cohort 65.9 68.9 46.4 60.7 76.3 76.9 55.8 48.5 76.2 73.7
2008 starting cohort 66.0 69.0 46.1 61.3 76.0 76.5 58.2 50.1 71.9 74.5
                     
For-profit institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 25.1 31.4 17.6 20.0 23.7 11.5 52.2
2000 starting cohort 25.9 30.0 28.4 27.5 42.6 30.4 45.1
2002 starting cohort 14.7 17.3 11.2 21.7 27.1 8.0 5.8
2003 starting cohort 18.3 21.4 15.3 23.9 28.8 8.5 9.9
2004 starting cohort 24.2 30.5 19.1 25.6 30.3 15.8 18.3
2005 starting cohort 22.6 29.9 15.5 24.7 38.3 42.3 11.8 15.5 26.0 23.5
2006 starting cohort 23.8 31.8 15.8 27.8 35.1 38.1 13.6 15.8 25.9 28.5
2007 starting cohort 23.2 30.5 14.8 27.6 36.1 42.0 10.9 11.4 35.8 34.4
2008 starting cohort 21.2 28.5 14.8 27.9 34.5 39.4 17.3 18.7 39.8 38.9
                     
Graduating within 6 years after
      start, males and females
                   
All 4-year institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 55.4 58.1 38.9 45.7 63.4 38.0 58.0
2000 starting cohort 57.5 60.2 42.1 49.1 66.7 40.2 59.6
2002 starting cohort 57.2 60.2 40.1 48.9 67.1 38.3 55.3
2003 starting cohort 57.8 61.1 39.5 49.1 68.1 38.7 56.1
2004 starting cohort 58.4 61.6 39.6 50.2 68.7 39.4 61.6
2005 starting cohort 58.6 62.0 39.5 51.0 69.2 69.6 48.3 39.3 64.2 62.6
2006 starting cohort 59.2 62.5 40.2 51.9 70.1 70.6 48.5 40.2 66.6 63.6
2007 starting cohort 59.4 62.9 40.8 52.5 70.0 70.5 49.6 40.6 67.8 63.9
                     
2008 starting cohort1  59.6 63.2 40.9 53.5 70.6 71.2 50.0 41.0 65.2 65.6
Open admissions 36.3 43.3 23.9 32.0 45.0 46.4 32.6 18.1 37.0 44.8
90 percent or more accepted 43.8 47.7 27.9 36.2 43.3 42.9 51.5 27.5 41.0 52.5
75.0 to 89.9 percent accepted 56.0 58.4 38.0 51.8 62.1 62.5 47.8 41.2 54.7 56.3
50.0 to 74.9 percent accepted 61.7 65.2 44.4 53.6 68.0 68.6 50.4 42.7 64.0 64.4
25.0 to 49.9 percent accepted 68.9 74.6 47.1 62.7 77.7 77.8 65.9 58.8 79.5 72.8
Less than 25.0 percent accepted 88.6 88.7 79.2 86.3 94.9 94.9 89.2 73.7 92.7 89.9
                     
Public institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 51.7 54.3 36.8 42.1 59.5 35.3 51.3
2000 starting cohort 54.8 57.1 40.8 46.0 64.1 37.5 54.6
2002 starting cohort 54.9 57.4 39.4 46.3 64.7 35.7 55.5
2003 starting cohort 55.8 58.7 38.6 47.0 65.9 37.2 56.4
2004 starting cohort 56.1 59.0 38.5 47.9 66.3 37.0 57.2
2005 starting cohort 56.6 59.6 38.8 48.9 67.0 67.2 49.7 37.8 55.7 57.3
2006 starting cohort 57.2 60.3 39.7 49.5 68.2 68.5 49.1 38.2 57.0 57.7
2007 starting cohort 57.7 60.7 40.3 50.7 68.0 68.3 49.6 39.5 60.4 58.2
                     
2008 starting cohort1  58.5 61.4 41.2 52.3 68.9 69.4 49.2 39.7 58.9 61.0
Open admissions 34.5 39.9 23.6 26.7 39.4 41.2 18.2 13.3 32.3 42.5
90 percent or more accepted 42.7 46.4 26.5 35.2 40.8 40.7 46.7 25.8 36.7 51.4
75.0 to 89.9 percent accepted 55.0 56.9 38.5 51.8 62.7 63.1 47.0 40.5 51.4 55.5
50.0 to 74.9 percent accepted 61.4 64.8 45.1 52.6 67.9 68.5 47.2 42.0 60.2 63.0
25.0 to 49.9 percent accepted 66.1 71.9 45.2 61.2 74.6 74.6 69.0 60.6 79.8 64.0
Less than 25.0 percent accepted 85.0 83.1 71.8 81.9 93.9 93.9 87.8 59.5 87.2 87.0
                     
Nonprofit institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 63.1 65.7 44.6 55.7 73.5 48.1 63.4
2000 starting cohort 64.5 67.0 45.9 59.0 75.2 50.9 64.5
2002 starting cohort 64.6 67.2 44.9 59.5 75.3 49.8 68.3
2003 starting cohort 65.1 67.8 45.0 59.4 76.0 47.6 69.3
2004 starting cohort 65.5 67.9 45.0 60.6 76.2 50.8 71.3
2005 starting cohort 65.2 67.8 43.9 60.4 76.5 77.0 52.6 46.5 75.2 71.0
2006 starting cohort 65.5 68.1 44.5 62.0 76.8 77.5 52.6 51.3 77.5 71.9
2007 starting cohort 65.3 68.3 44.7 60.9 77.0 77.5 58.2 47.9 76.8 71.5
                     
2008 starting cohort1  65.4 68.3 44.6 61.5 76.9 77.3 60.6 48.7 73.2 72.1
Open admissions 41.4 49.7 25.1 42.4 56.2 56.1 57.5 26.0 51.4 49.6
90 percent or more accepted 50.0 53.0 33.7 45.7 53.4 53.4 53.6 42.5 48.6 54.8
75.0 to 89.9 percent accepted 59.7 63.0 38.5 52.9 60.4 60.9 48.8 45.3 59.8 57.6
50.0 to 74.9 percent accepted 62.8 66.4 43.2 57.2 68.8 68.9 63.4 46.1 69.2 66.7
25.0 to 49.9 percent accepted 74.7 78.9 51.7 70.8 84.5 84.8 62.8 57.3 80.9 78.0
Less than 25.0 percent accepted 90.2 91.0 81.5 89.0 95.6 95.7 90.9 79.6 93.8 90.5
                     
For-profit institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 28.0 33.2 19.2 24.6 28.9 23.1 54.0
2000 starting cohort 32.6 38.1 29.7 33.8 47.3 30.4 47.5
2002 starting cohort 22.0 25.5 16.3 27.5 35.5 17.1 12.5
2003 starting cohort 23.5 27.3 18.3 26.8 33.3 13.9 11.8
2004 starting cohort 28.6 35.5 21.4 29.0 38.8 19.0 21.8
2005 starting cohort 29.1 36.2 19.8 30.2 42.3 44.3 27.3 22.3 27.8 28.4
2006 starting cohort 31.5 40.3 21.1 33.7 42.5 44.4 25.2 18.8 32.4 35.5
2007 starting cohort 31.9 39.9 22.4 35.0 43.1 46.9 21.2 19.6 32.5 41.1
2008 starting cohort 26.5 34.5 18.8 31.7 41.2 44.1 26.1 19.8 35.5 41.3
                     
Graduating within 6 years after
      start, males
                   
All 4-year institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 52.0 54.8 32.8 41.3 59.5 36.2 55.4
2000 starting cohort 54.3 57.1 35.6 44.6 62.9 37.1 56.8
2002 starting cohort 54.1 57.3 34.0 44.1 64.0 35.1 53.9
2003 starting cohort 55.1 58.4 34.1 44.9 65.1 36.7 55.0
2004 starting cohort 55.6 58.9 34.3 45.7 65.7 37.5 58.5
2005 starting cohort 56.0 59.4 34.2 47.2 66.3 66.6 48.6 37.9 61.3 59.2
2006 starting cohort 56.5 59.8 35.2 47.8 67.4 67.8 46.4 37.2 64.5 60.1
2007 starting cohort 56.5 60.0 35.3 48.6 66.7 67.1 50.0 37.3 64.8 59.8
                     
2008 starting cohort1  56.5 60.1 35.3 48.9 67.6 68.0 49.9 38.6 61.7 61.6
Open admissions 34.7 41.7 20.5 29.1 43.3 43.9 33.9 18.5 33.0 40.1
90 percent or more accepted 39.8 43.9 23.9 32.1 39.3 38.4 60.0 21.9 35.2 49.2
75.0 to 89.9 percent accepted 52.8 55.1 33.4 47.3 59.7 60.2 42.4 39.9 52.4 51.9
50.0 to 74.9 percent accepted 58.3 61.9 39.2 48.6 64.9 65.2 50.2 40.5 59.9 60.2
25.0 to 49.9 percent accepted 65.6 71.7 39.0 57.7 74.4 74.5 62.0 51.9 75.8 69.6
Less than 25.0 percent accepted 87.2 88.0 72.7 84.6 93.8 93.9 86.4 72.4 90.1 87.7
                     
Public institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 48.1 50.8 30.3 37.5 55.2 33.1 48.8
2000 starting cohort 51.3 53.8 34.1 41.1 60.0 33.6 52.1
2002 starting cohort 51.7 54.4 32.9 41.4 61.3 32.2 52.5
2003 starting cohort 52.9 55.9 32.9 42.4 62.7 35.0 53.5
2004 starting cohort 53.2 56.2 32.9 43.1 63.0 34.9 53.1
2005 starting cohort 53.9 57.0 33.3 44.9 64.0 64.2 50.9 36.8 52.7 53.3
2006 starting cohort 54.4 57.4 34.2 45.0 65.1 65.4 47.2 35.3 56.1 53.7
2007 starting cohort 54.6 57.7 34.7 46.3 64.4 64.7 49.5 35.8 59.1 54.1
                     
2008 starting cohort1  55.2 58.2 35.4 47.3 65.6 65.9 47.7 37.9 54.9 57.4
Open admissions 31.9 37.1 19.8 22.5 38.0 39.2 20.8 14.0 27.2 39.4
90 percent or more accepted 39.1 42.9 23.3 30.9 36.8 36.6 50.0 18.9 30.7 47.7
75.0 to 89.9 percent accepted 52.1 54.0 33.6 47.3 60.3 60.8 40.0 40.2 50.0 51.5
50.0 to 74.9 percent accepted 58.2 61.6 40.0 47.6 64.7 65.1 46.8 40.4 54.5 59.4
25.0 to 49.9 percent accepted 61.9 67.8 36.9 55.6 70.8 70.8 68.0 53.5 74.3 61.6
Less than 25.0 percent accepted 83.1 82.5 64.4 80.0 92.3 92.4 84.6 69.0 85.4 83.9
                     
Nonprofit institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 60.4 63.0 38.9 52.1 71.5 46.7 60.9
2000 starting cohort 61.7 64.4 39.3 55.3 73.1 50.1 61.7
2002 starting cohort 61.9 64.8 38.6 55.4 73.8 46.6 65.4
2003 starting cohort 62.5 65.3 38.9 56.7 74.2 45.4 65.8
2004 starting cohort 63.0 65.7 39.3 57.1 74.5 49.5 68.3
2005 starting cohort 62.5 65.3 38.2 57.2 74.6 75.1 49.2 42.8 73.5 67.4
2006 starting cohort 62.9 65.6 39.2 58.7 75.6 76.3 49.1 48.6 76.2 68.8
2007 starting cohort 62.3 65.5 38.3 58.1 74.9 75.3 58.1 44.5 74.3 67.3
                     
2008 starting cohort1  62.3 65.6 38.3 57.8 75.0 75.3 60.7 44.3 72.2 67.9
Open admissions 38.8 48.4 20.4 35.3 51.4 51.1 57.1 25.4 59.1 45.7
90 percent or more accepted 44.7 48.1 26.2 40.8 48.1 44.9 64.5 45.9 44.8 52.7
75.0 to 89.9 percent accepted 55.2 58.8 34.2 48.1 57.3 57.8 48.1 39.1 56.9 52.3
50.0 to 74.9 percent accepted 59.0 62.9 38.1 52.5 65.7 65.8 62.9 42.1 68.2 62.0
25.0 to 49.9 percent accepted 73.1 77.6 44.3 68.1 82.7 83.0 55.3 50.6 79.8 74.2
Less than 25.0 percent accepted 89.2 90.7 75.4 87.2 94.9 94.9 88.9 74.1 91.8 88.5
                     
For-profit institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 28.0 32.3 19.4 26.7 31.7 30.8 53.0
2000 starting cohort 35.5 40.2 29.8 36.2 48.4 30.3 46.3
2002 starting cohort 23.6 27.8 16.6 26.7 38.4 23.5 11.7
2003 starting cohort 25.7 29.3 18.5 26.9 35.0 18.8 12.1
2004 starting cohort 30.3 37.2 21.5 29.0 43.6 18.6 23.7
2005 starting cohort 31.6 38.8 19.5 30.4 42.5 43.3 36.0 27.7 28.5 29.4
2006 starting cohort 35.4 43.9 23.5 35.4 44.0 45.5 27.6 19.6 34.6 37.4
2007 starting cohort 35.7 45.0 23.4 36.0 43.7 45.9 23.9 27.2 28.9 41.4
2008 starting cohort 27.8 37.1 17.9 30.7 43.0 44.5 29.4 18.9 31.8 33.4
                     
Graduating within 6 years after
      start, females
                   
All 4-year institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 58.2 60.9 43.0 49.1 66.8 39.5 61.5
2000 starting cohort 60.2 62.8 46.4 52.4 70.1 42.7 63.1
2002 starting cohort 59.7 62.5 44.2 52.5 69.8 40.7 56.7
2003 starting cohort 60.0 63.3 43.2 52.2 70.7 40.2 57.3
2004 starting cohort 60.7 63.9 43.3 53.5 71.3 40.9 65.0
2005 starting cohort 60.8 64.2 43.0 53.8 71.8 72.2 48.1 40.3 66.7 66.6
2006 starting cohort 61.4 64.9 43.6 54.9 72.6 73.1 50.2 42.5 68.1 67.6
2007 starting cohort 61.9 65.4 44.6 55.5 73.0 73.6 49.3 43.1 69.9 68.7
                     
2008 starting cohort1  62.3 65.9 44.8 57.0 73.4 74.1 50.1 42.8 67.6 70.2
Open admissions 37.9 45.0 26.9 34.6 46.7 49.1 32.0 17.9 40.4 50.6
90 percent or more accepted 47.4 51.2 31.2 39.9 47.5 47.7 44.4 32.5 44.8 57.3
75.0 to 89.9 percent accepted 58.8 61.2 41.2 55.3 64.3 64.7 52.2 42.3 56.6 61.8
50.0 to 74.9 percent accepted 64.4 68.0 47.9 57.3 70.9 71.5 50.5 44.4 66.6 69.2
25.0 to 49.9 percent accepted 71.5 77.1 52.2 66.4 80.5 80.7 67.9 63.7 81.8 76.1
Less than 25.0 percent accepted 90.0 89.4 84.5 87.8 95.8 95.8 93.3 74.8 95.0 92.3
                     
Public institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 54.7 57.4 41.0 45.7 63.5 37.0 54.9
2000 starting cohort 57.7 59.9 45.2 49.7 67.8 40.5 58.1
2002 starting cohort 57.5 59.9 43.7 50.0 67.7 38.3 59.0
2003 starting cohort 58.2 61.0 42.4 50.4 68.8 38.9 59.7
2004 starting cohort 58.6 61.5 42.3 51.5 69.2 38.5 62.3
2005 starting cohort 58.8 61.8 42.4 51.9 69.7 70.0 48.7 38.5 58.4 62.0
2006 starting cohort 59.6 62.7 43.3 52.9 71.1 71.5 50.7 40.5 57.8 62.6
2007 starting cohort 60.3 63.3 44.1 54.1 71.3 71.8 49.7 42.3 61.4 63.4
                     
2008 starting cohort1  61.2 64.3 45.1 56.1 72.0 72.6 50.3 41.1 62.0 65.3
Open admissions 36.8 42.6 26.6 30.1 40.9 43.3 16.1 12.8 36.0 46.5
90 percent or more accepted 45.9 49.6 29.1 39.0 45.0 45.0 43.8 31.8 41.0 57.0
75.0 to 89.9 percent accepted 57.5 59.5 41.8 55.4 65.0 65.4 52.9 40.8 52.5 60.5
50.0 to 74.9 percent accepted 64.0 67.6 48.3 56.2 70.9 71.7 47.5 43.2 64.2 67.5
25.0 to 49.9 percent accepted 69.5 75.5 50.7 65.2 78.0 78.2 69.4 65.7 84.0 66.3
Less than 25.0 percent accepted 87.1 84.0 79.0 83.6 95.2 95.2 93.3 48.6 91.2 91.1
                     
Nonprofit institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 65.4 67.9 48.4 58.3 75.0 49.2 66.4
2000 starting cohort 66.7 69.1 50.4 61.7 76.7 51.5 67.9
2002 starting cohort 66.7 69.1 49.4 62.2 76.3 52.1 71.5
2003 starting cohort 67.2 69.8 49.2 61.3 77.3 49.3 73.2
2004 starting cohort 67.4 69.7 49.2 63.0 77.6 51.7 74.5
2005 starting cohort 67.3 69.8 48.1 62.6 77.9 78.4 54.9 49.2 76.5 75.1
2006 starting cohort 67.6 70.1 48.5 64.2 77.7 78.4 55.1 53.0 78.3 75.4
2007 starting cohort 67.7 70.4 49.4 62.9 78.7 79.3 58.2 50.5 78.4 76.0
                     
2008 starting cohort1  67.8 70.5 49.4 64.1 78.4 78.9 60.6 51.8 73.8 76.5
Open admissions 43.9 51.0 29.5 48.6 61.2 61.5 57.7 26.4 48.0 54.5
90 percent or more accepted 54.7 57.4 40.4 49.8 58.1 60.9 44.7 38.9 50.6 57.5
75.0 to 89.9 percent accepted 63.0 66.0 42.3 56.2 62.5 63.1 49.3 50.2 61.7 64.2
50.0 to 74.9 percent accepted 65.7 69.1 47.2 60.3 71.0 71.3 63.8 48.9 69.8 71.4
25.0 to 49.9 percent accepted 76.1 80.0 56.2 72.8 85.8 86.2 66.7 61.9 81.5 81.7
Less than 25.0 percent accepted 91.2 91.3 86.4 90.6 96.3 96.3 93.3 83.8 95.4 92.5
                     
For-profit institutions                    
1996 starting cohort 27.9 34.5 19.0 21.9 24.9 17.3 55.1
2000 starting cohort 29.1 35.1 29.7 30.9 45.2 30.4 48.9
2002 starting cohort 20.5 23.1 16.1 28.3 31.3 12.0 13.0
2003 starting cohort 21.8 25.6 18.2 26.7 31.6 10.8 11.6
2004 starting cohort 26.9 33.6 21.3 28.9 33.1 19.3 20.4
2005 starting cohort 26.9 33.3 20.0 30.0 42.1 45.8 17.6 18.7 26.9 27.7
2006 starting cohort 28.0 35.8 19.5 32.1 40.8 43.3 23.5 18.2 29.3 33.9
2007 starting cohort 28.3 33.7 21.7 34.1 42.6 48.0 19.7 14.3 37.6 40.8
2008 starting cohort 25.4 31.9 19.4 32.7 39.5 43.7 24.7 20.6 40.7 48.0
—Not available.
1 Includes data for institutions not reporting admissions data, which are not separately shown.
NOTE: Data are for 4-year degree-granting postsecondary institutions participating in Title IV federal financial aid programs. Graduation rates refer to students receiving bachelor's degrees from their initial institutions of attendance only. Totals include data for persons whose race/ethnicity was not reported. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2002 and Spring 2007 through Spring 2015, Graduation Rates component; and IPEDS Fall 2008, Institutional Characteristics component. (This table was prepared December 2015.)