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Education Final 09-15-11 -   2.5.b - Graduation Rates by Race/Ethnicity

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Education Final 09-15-11
1. Access and Enrollment
2. Student Accomplishment
3. Student and Economic Outcomes
Action Plan
2.5.b - Graduation Rates by Race/Ethnicity
How do graduation rates vary by race/ethnicity?
Data Notes
Data Source: Higher Education Coordinating Board from NCES IPEDS data.
Measure Definition: Percentage of students by race/ethnicity who enroll as first-time full-time freshmen in the fall of 2004 who graduate within four or less years, five years, or six years.
Link to Agency Strategic Plan: Improve student retention and completion to meet degree production targets.
Notes: "2004-05 cohort" means first time full time freshman in 2004-05.  Public baccalaureate totals do not include UW and WSU branch campuses which did not admit freshman until 2006.
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Action Plan: See Fund for Innovation action item under measure 1.2.

 Drill Down Measures

 Summary Analysis

  • The chart shows the percentage of 2004-05 freshman first-time full-time students that graduated within four or less years, five years, or six years from the same institution.  The information is presented by race/ethnicity for public 4-year institutions (not including UW and WSU branch campuses).
  • Asian/Pacific Islander students have the highest four-year and five-year graduation rates.  American Indian/Alaskan Native and Black students have the lowest graduation rates.
  • For a comparison of graduation rates by race/ethnicity for public 4-year institutions and private independent colleges, follow this link.