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Table 9-2
Freshmen Four-Year Graduation Rates
2011 - 2015 Cohorts

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20112012201320142015

Number in Original Cohort2,4542,5892,4222,5402,517

Percent Graduated, 4th Year58.8%59.3%60.4%58.0%57.6%

Race/Ethnicity*
African American41.8%47.4%38.6%45.5%39.5%
Asian-Pacific55.6%65.2%64.3%60.4%60.3%
Hispanic49.7%50.1%50.4%48.7%42.9%
Multiracial52.7%48.5%52.1%48.9%44.6%
White63.5%63.6%65.8%62.5%64.6%
Other/Unknown60.1%53.9%62.3%53.5%57.7%

Gender
Male52.6%56.4%57.6%53.1%53.4%
Female63.4%61.5%62.5%61.5%60.8%

Race/Ethnicity* and Gender
African American Male32.7%38.6%41.3%40.0%30.9%
African American Female46.6%51.7%36.8%48.4%45.0%
Asian-Pacific Male45.9%63.4%57.9%54.8%59.6%
Asian-Pacific Female63.9%66.7%70.4%65.7%61.0%
Hispanic Male39.1%47.1%44.0%41.5%39.7%
Hispanic Female57.0%52.0%54.0%53.4%45.5%
Multiracial Male52.6%50.0%53.3%45.7%44.4%
Multiracial Female52.7%47.6%51.4%50.9%44.6%
White Male58.7%60.4%62.4%58.2%59.8%
White Female67.2%66.3%68.3%65.6%68.2%
Other/Unknown Male48.7%46.9%61.6%45.5%49.2%
Other/Unknown Female69.5%60.5%63.0%63.0%66.1%

Geographic Origin**
Suburban59.0%61.5%63.8%60.4%58.4%
Chicago46.9%49.2%45.5%47.5%48.8%
Elsewhere in Illinois68.3%49.3%73.7%65.8%56.7%
Out of State/Country64.3%62.4%62.6%59.6%60.8%
Unknown60.0%42.9%64.3%46.2%

College
Business61.3%62.1%64.9%62.6%59.4%
Communication67.1%58.5%68.4%67.9%66.8%
Computing & Digital Media56.0%60.9%58.9%53.6%54.7%
Education52.4%48.9%53.3%55.7%58.2%
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences57.2%61.1%61.3%55.8%58.3%
Music70.8%65.1%65.6%62.5%62.7%
Science & Health51.4%51.3%49.1%49.0%50.1%
Theatre74.6%80.6%75.9%73.7%72.9%

*   Asian-Pacific category includes Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian. The Other/Unknown category includes Nonresident alien, American Indian/Alaskan Native, and Unknown.
** Geographic Origin based on parent residence. Out-of-State includes Out-of-Country.

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