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Table 326.20. Graduation rate from first institution attended within 150 percent of normal time for first-time, full-time degree/certificate-seeking students at 2-year postsecondary institutions, by race/ethnicity, sex, and control of institution: Selected cohort entry years, 2000 through 2014
Sex, control of institution, and cohort entry year Percent graduating with a certificate or associate's degree within
150 percent of normal time
Total White Black His- panic Asian/Pacific Islander Ameri-
can Indian/
Alaska
Native
Two or
more races
Non-resident
alien1
Total Asian Pacific Islander
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
                     
Males and females                    
All 2-year institutions                    
2000 starting cohort 30.5 31.5 26.1 30.1 33.3 --- --- 29.3 --- 25.5
2005 starting cohort 27.6 28.7 22.8 25.7 31.5 --- --- 24.9 --- 32.2
2006 starting cohort 29.2 29.3 24.4 30.7 33.9 --- --- 24.4 --- 30.1
2007 starting cohort 29.8 29.4 25.4 33.3 33.1 --- --- 25.5 --- 30.9
2008 starting cohort 31.2 30.1 27.6 35.1 34.3 35.2 24.1 25.7 33.3 33.7
2009 starting cohort 30.9 30.1 26.4 36.3 35.1 36.0 25.0 25.7 30.5 34.6
2010 starting cohort 29.4 29.4 23.7 33.8 35.4 35.1 37.9 23.9 25.9 36.2
2011 starting cohort 27.9 29.0 20.2 29.9 33.6 33.7 32.1 22.5 24.5 34.5
2012 starting cohort 29.0 30.5 22.1 29.8 35.7 35.8 34.4 24.4 24.4 35.8
2013 starting cohort 30.3 32.2 23.0 30.1 36.1 36.2 34.2 26.8 25.1 35.0
2014 starting cohort 31.6 33.5 25.3 30.9 37.4 37.6 34.6 28.1 26.2 35.6
                     
Public institutions                    
2000 starting cohort 23.6 25.7 17.8 16.8 25.5 --- --- 19.6 --- 23.2
2005 starting cohort 20.6 23.0 12.1 15.6 25.8 --- --- 18.3 --- 29.9
2006 starting cohort 20.4 23.1 12.0 15.5 25.4 --- --- 16.9 --- 25.0
2007 starting cohort 20.3 22.9 11.8 15.9 25.3 --- --- 17.4 --- 25.5
2008 starting cohort 20.2 22.8 11.8 15.8 26.2 27.2 15.2 15.4 17.0 30.5
2009 starting cohort 19.8 22.5 11.3 15.9 26.1 27.3 11.9 15.9 18.5 32.6
2010 starting cohort 19.5 22.5 10.8 16.2 26.7 27.6 15.7 15.0 17.4 32.6
2011 starting cohort 20.0 23.4 9.8 17.5 27.2 28.1 14.0 14.4 17.6 31.0
2012 starting cohort 21.9 25.5 11.7 19.1 30.2 30.7 22.1 15.5 18.4 32.9
2013 starting cohort 23.6 27.4 13.3 20.7 31.0 31.6 19.9 17.3 19.6 31.9
2014 starting cohort 25.1 29.0 14.6 22.1 32.6 33.1 22.9 19.3 20.8 33.3
                     
Nonprofit institutions                    
2000 starting cohort 50.1 49.6 37.5 56.3 61.4 --- --- 62.1 --- 43.1
2005 starting cohort 48.3 52.4 41.6 47.3 41.6 --- --- 14.8 --- 51.7
2006 starting cohort 52.8 55.0 46.5 47.5 51.2 --- --- 22.6 --- 69.3
2007 starting cohort 51.0 56.1 43.6 46.1 51.0 --- --- 15.3 --- 63.9
2008 starting cohort 56.6 59.7 53.4 62.4 52.9 53.9 25.0 55.8 59.5
2009 starting cohort 62.3 66.0 59.7 68.3 57.9 57.7 30.4 66.5 50.0
2010 starting cohort 53.4 55.9 50.9 61.9 51.7 52.2 18.2 39.5 52.5
2011 starting cohort 51.2 56.3 46.5 57.5 47.0 48.0 35.7 21.6 45.6 51.5
2012 starting cohort 56.5 63.1 47.3 60.4 61.6 60.2 68.9 44.6 51.9 65.1
2013 starting cohort 59.6 65.8 50.4 64.1 72.9 75.3 65.3 52.2 53.8 70.6
2014 starting cohort 62.2 67.1 57.3 65.4 81.3 83.1 74.6 48.7 55.5 69.7
                     
For-profit institutions                    
2000 starting cohort 59.1 63.1 47.6 60.3 64.4 --- --- 60.3 --- 55.4
2005 starting cohort 57.8 62.9 48.2 61.5 66.0 --- --- 55.9 --- 57.7
2006 starting cohort 58.3 62.8 46.9 62.7 72.1 --- --- 57.5 --- 65.6
2007 starting cohort 60.6 65.0 49.7 65.1 68.8 --- --- 59.0 --- 67.6
2008 starting cohort 61.7 64.1 52.6 67.9 69.9 70.2 66.2 60.3 57.4 62.0
2009 starting cohort 62.7 65.1 52.9 68.4 70.8 71.6 64.0 60.7 59.9 61.7
2010 starting cohort 62.8 65.8 53.3 68.3 72.3 73.4 68.8 61.2 58.9 69.7
2011 starting cohort 58.4 62.5 48.4 62.2 65.9 66.4 63.6 55.5 56.8 69.6
2012 starting cohort 60.0 63.0 48.9 68.7 70.5 71.4 65.0 60.7 55.9 66.1
2013 starting cohort 59.8 63.9 47.6 66.2 68.9 68.9 68.5 60.6 57.4 70.3
2014 starting cohort 61.0 64.3 48.2 69.2 70.5 70.9 67.8 61.9 59.2 62.8
                     
Males                    
All 2-year institutions                    
2000 starting cohort 28.7 30.0 23.1 27.9 30.1 --- --- 28.3 --- 22.9
2005 starting cohort 25.4 27.2 18.6 21.8 28.5 --- --- 23.5 --- 29.4
2006 starting cohort 26.3 27.2 20.3 25.4 30.5 --- --- 22.6 --- 27.4
2007 starting cohort 26.2 27.0 20.3 26.6 29.3 --- --- 23.7 --- 27.1
2008 starting cohort 27.4 27.7 22.7 29.1 30.3 30.9 23.8 23.0 28.8 30.5
2009 starting cohort 27.2 27.8 22.1 30.0 30.9 31.7 21.6 23.6 24.6 31.5
2010 starting cohort 26.2 27.5 19.5 27.7 31.5 31.5 31.8 21.4 22.3 33.2
2011 starting cohort 25.3 27.5 16.8 25.7 29.8 29.9 28.7 20.6 21.7 31.7
2012 starting cohort 26.6 29.2 18.8 25.0 31.8 31.8 31.0 22.7 22.9 32.5
2013 starting cohort 27.5 30.5 19.1 25.3 31.7 31.9 29.5 23.9 22.8 31.2
2014 starting cohort 28.7 31.9 20.8 26.3 32.7 33.0 28.9 23.3 23.3 31.8
                     
Public institutions                    
2000 starting cohort 22.2 24.2 16.5 15.4 22.6 --- --- 19.3 --- 20.4
2005 starting cohort 19.9 22.2 12.0 14.6 23.5 --- --- 18.8 --- 27.4
2006 starting cohort 19.8 22.2 12.2 14.7 23.7 --- --- 16.3 --- 22.5
2007 starting cohort 19.8 22.2 11.9 15.1 23.6 --- --- 18.6 --- 22.1
2008 starting cohort 19.6 22.1 12.0 14.9 24.3 25.1 15.2 15.2 16.7 28.1
2009 starting cohort 19.3 22.0 11.4 14.8 24.4 25.4 12.4 16.0 16.8 29.9
2010 starting cohort 19.0 21.9 10.7 15.1 24.7 25.4 14.8 14.1 16.2 30.1
2011 starting cohort 19.5 23.0 9.8 16.4 24.6 25.4 12.9 14.2 16.3 28.2
2012 starting cohort 21.4 25.1 11.4 17.6 27.8 28.2 21.4 15.6 17.4 29.7
2013 starting cohort 22.9 26.9 13.0 19.0 27.9 28.4 18.6 16.7 18.9 27.9
2014 starting cohort 24.4 28.7 14.4 20.2 29.2 29.8 19.2 17.7 19.6 29.1
                     
Nonprofit institutions                    
2000 starting cohort 49.5 49.3 31.7 54.3 62.5 --- --- 64.5 --- 42.6
2005 starting cohort 44.5 49.2 38.7 42.9 43.7 --- --- 10.4 --- 47.7
2006 starting cohort 51.3 52.6 45.1 45.6 54.0 --- --- 21.8 --- 68.2
2007 starting cohort 50.1 56.4 45.5 41.1 49.3 --- --- 10.3 --- 58.1
2008 starting cohort 49.8 53.8 47.3 49.4 45.4 46.3 14.6 46.7 52.1
2009 starting cohort 53.6 57.5 51.0 58.2 47.4 47.7 22.4 56.1 45.1
2010 starting cohort 46.2 49.4 42.5 52.1 47.6 48.8 19.8 27.0 44.0
2011 starting cohort 45.7 52.0 38.0 48.9 41.1 42.8 19.2 42.0 50.3
2012 starting cohort 57.4 65.5 42.7 58.3 56.8 55.2 68.3 46.3 44.8 67.2
2013 starting cohort 56.3 64.8 39.7 58.5 71.5 73.8 60.5 43.7 51.8 67.6
2014 starting cohort 56.3 64.1 42.2 60.3 80.2 80.8 77.4 30.3 49.5 62.4
                     
For-profit institutions                    
2000 starting cohort 59.3 63.7 45.6 58.2 63.1 --- --- 55.9 --- 55.0
2005 starting cohort 57.8 64.9 43.3 57.6 66.3 --- --- 56.2 --- 56.3
2006 starting cohort 56.5 62.2 42.3 57.6 69.7 --- --- 57.5 --- 63.8
2007 starting cohort 58.4 65.1 45.0 59.5 66.8 --- --- 56.7 --- 67.9
2008 starting cohort 58.9 63.9 48.2 63.1 67.7 68.1 65.1 54.6 58.2 54.6
2009 starting cohort 59.6 63.7 49.3 63.8 67.7 68.7 59.2 59.4 55.2 59.9
2010 starting cohort 60.8 66.0 49.5 63.3 71.2 72.8 65.3 59.1 57.2 66.4
2011 starting cohort 57.7 63.3 45.6 59.9 65.9 65.6 67.1 53.6 56.0 67.7
2012 starting cohort 57.7 61.7 46.7 63.9 67.2 68.3 61.9 57.4 56.6 60.6
2013 starting cohort 57.1 61.8 44.5 62.9 67.3 67.4 67.0 56.6 54.5 69.0
2014 starting cohort 58.3 62.9 46.0 65.1 66.6 66.7 66.3 55.5 57.4 63.1
                     
Females                    
All 2-year institutions                    
2000 starting cohort 32.1 33.0 28.1 31.8 36.3 --- --- 30.0 --- 28.3
2005 starting cohort 29.5 30.1 25.4 28.6 34.7 --- --- 26.0 --- 34.8
2006 starting cohort 31.5 31.2 26.9 34.5 37.4 --- --- 25.7 --- 32.5
2007 starting cohort 32.7 31.5 28.5 37.9 37.0 --- --- 26.8 --- 34.4
2008 starting cohort 34.4 32.3 30.9 39.4 38.3 39.6 24.3 27.9 36.2 36.7
2009 starting cohort 34.1 32.3 29.4 40.9 39.3 40.3 28.0 27.3 35.0 37.6
2010 starting cohort 32.1 31.1 26.7 38.2 39.4 38.9 43.2 26.0 28.9 39.1
2011 starting cohort 30.0 30.5 22.6 33.1 37.6 37.9 35.3 24.0 26.8 37.3
2012 starting cohort 31.2 31.7 24.6 33.6 39.8 40.0 37.5 25.8 25.8 39.4
2013 starting cohort 32.8 33.7 26.0 33.8 40.6 40.8 38.5 29.2 27.1 39.3
2014 starting cohort 34.2 35.0 28.6 34.6 42.3 42.5 39.7 31.9 28.8 40.3
                     
Public institutions                    
2000 starting cohort 24.8 27.1 18.8 17.9 28.4 --- --- 19.9 --- 26.2
2005 starting cohort 21.3 23.9 12.1 16.3 28.3 --- --- 17.9 --- 32.2
2006 starting cohort 20.9 23.9 11.8 16.2 27.3 --- --- 17.5 --- 27.3
2007 starting cohort 20.7 23.6 11.7 16.7 27.1 --- --- 16.4 --- 28.7
2008 starting cohort 20.7 23.5 11.7 16.5 28.3 29.6 15.2 15.6 17.3 32.9
2009 starting cohort 20.2 23.0 11.2 16.8 28.0 29.5 11.4 15.8 20.0 35.4
2010 starting cohort 20.1 23.0 10.8 17.2 29.0 30.0 16.8 15.7 18.6 35.1
2011 starting cohort 20.4 23.8 9.7 18.4 30.3 31.3 15.3 14.6 18.7 33.9
2012 starting cohort 22.5 25.8 11.8 20.3 32.9 33.7 22.8 15.4 19.2 36.4
2013 starting cohort 24.4 27.9 13.5 22.2 34.5 35.3 21.4 17.8 20.2 36.5
2014 starting cohort 25.8 29.2 14.7 23.8 36.4 37.0 26.7 20.8 21.9 38.4
                     
Nonprofit institutions                    
2000 starting cohort 50.7 50.0 43.1 58.3 60.1 --- --- 60.2 --- 43.8
2005 starting cohort 51.3 54.9 44.9 49.6 40.1 --- --- 18.0 --- 55.2
2006 starting cohort 54.0 56.7 47.7 48.5 48.8 --- --- 23.2 --- 70.4
2007 starting cohort 51.8 55.8 41.6 49.5 52.2 --- --- 18.9 --- 69.9
2008 starting cohort 59.9 63.2 55.8 67.7 56.8 57.7 31.5 58.3 66.8
2009 starting cohort 66.6 70.8 63.4 72.5 63.2 62.7 34.5 70.3 54.5
2010 starting cohort 57.5 60.0 54.8 66.4 54.5 54.5 17.3 45.5 58.7
2011 starting cohort 54.1 59.2 50.2 60.8 50.0 50.6 23.6 47.7 52.7
2012 starting cohort 56.1 61.2 49.2 61.3 64.1 62.9 69.2 43.6 55.0 63.6
2013 starting cohort 60.8 66.4 53.5 66.3 73.7 76.3 66.9 56.3 54.7 73.3
2014 starting cohort 63.6 68.1 59.9 66.9 81.8 84.5 73.6 55.4 57.5 76.7
                     
For-profit institutions                    
2000 starting cohort 58.9 62.6 48.6 61.8 65.3 --- --- 63.8 --- 55.7
2005 starting cohort 57.8 61.5 50.0 63.3 65.9 --- --- 55.8 --- 58.6
2006 starting cohort 59.3 63.2 48.8 65.1 73.7 --- --- 57.4 --- 67.0
2007 starting cohort 61.6 64.9 51.4 67.4 70.0 --- --- 60.0 --- 67.5
2008 starting cohort 63.2 64.2 54.7 70.3 71.2 71.4 67.3 64.0 57.1 67.6
2009 starting cohort 64.4 66.0 54.7 70.7 72.7 73.4 66.9 61.5 61.9 62.8
2010 starting cohort 63.8 65.7 55.0 70.7 73.1 73.7 71.0 62.5 59.8 72.7
2011 starting cohort 58.8 62.0 49.7 63.4 65.9 66.9 61.4 56.6 57.1 71.4
2012 starting cohort 61.3 63.9 50.1 71.0 72.5 73.4 67.4 62.7 55.4 72.7
2013 starting cohort 61.4 65.2 49.3 67.7 69.8 69.8 69.6 63.1 58.9 71.9
2014 starting cohort 62.7 65.3 49.4 71.3 72.9 73.5 68.9 65.6 60.2 62.4
---Not available.
‡Reporting standards not met (too few cases).
1 Race/ethnicity not collected.
NOTE: Data are for 2-year degree-granting postsecondary institutions participating in Title IV federal financial aid programs. Graduation rates refer to students receiving associate's degrees or certificates 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), Spring 2002 through Spring 2015 and Winter 2013-14 through Winter 2017-18, Graduation Rates component. (This table was prepared September 2018.)

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