University of California 2010 Accountability Report

Indicator 22
Graduation Rates for Entering Freshmen, UC and Comparison Institutions, Entering Cohorts, Fall 1997 to 2001

Data visualization. please download the source data for accessible information.

More than 80 percent of students in the 2001-02 entering cohort of UC freshmen graduated in six years, compared to 73 percent at the AAU public and 89 percent at the AAU private universities.

Differences in graduation rates between UC and the other AAUs can be explained, in part, by the fact that UC attracts a somewhat different and more diverse student body than is typical of other AAUs in general.

Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Graduation Rate Survey; UCOP StatFinder. Additional information can be found at:

Figures for UC, reported on UCOP StatFinder, includes information for the 2002 through 2005 entering cohorts, though IPEDS information for these cohorts was not yet available for comparison institutions.

You may view or download a table of the raw data used to generate these charts in CSV files, which can be opened in spreadsheet programs such as Microsoft Excel or OpenOffice.