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Table 9-2
Freshmen Four-Year Graduation Rates
2012 - 2016 Cohorts

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20122013201420152016

Number in Original Cohort2,5892,4222,5402,5172,451

Percent Graduated, 4th Year59.3%60.4%58.0%57.6%57.9%

Race/Ethnicity*
African American47.4%38.6%45.5%39.5%41.3%
Asian-Pacific65.2%64.3%60.4%60.3%66.7%
Hispanic50.1%50.4%48.7%42.9%46.3%
Multiracial48.5%52.1%48.9%44.6%47.4%
White63.6%65.8%62.5%64.6%63.5%
Other/Unknown53.9%62.3%53.5%57.7%57.3%

Gender
Male56.4%57.6%53.1%53.4%52.3%
Female61.5%62.5%61.5%60.8%61.9%

Race/Ethnicity* and Gender
African American Male38.6%41.3%40.0%30.9%37.8%
African American Female51.7%36.8%48.4%45.0%43.8%
Asian-Pacific Male63.4%57.9%54.8%59.6%59.1%
Asian-Pacific Female66.7%70.4%65.7%61.0%74.0%
Hispanic Male47.1%44.0%41.5%39.7%40.1%
Hispanic Female52.0%54.0%53.4%45.5%50.4%
Multiracial Male50.0%53.3%45.7%44.4%29.7%
Multiracial Female47.6%51.4%50.9%44.6%55.8%
White Male60.4%62.4%58.2%59.8%58.7%
White Female66.3%68.3%65.6%68.2%67.0%
Other/Unknown Male46.9%61.6%45.5%49.2%49.4%
Other/Unknown Female60.5%63.0%63.0%66.1%65.4%

Geographic Origin**
Suburban61.5%63.8%60.4%58.4%60.6%
Chicago49.2%45.5%47.5%48.8%46.1%
Elsewhere in Illinois49.3%73.7%65.8%56.7%55.2%
Out of State/Country62.4%62.6%59.6%60.8%59.9%
Unknown60.0%42.9%64.3%46.2%50.0%

College
Business62.1%64.9%62.6%59.4%60.6%
Communication58.5%68.4%67.9%66.8%68.6%
Computing & Digital Media60.9%58.9%53.6%54.7%55.3%
Education48.9%53.3%55.7%58.2%48.6%
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences61.1%61.3%55.8%58.3%57.1%
Music65.1%65.6%62.5%62.7%38.6%
Science & Health51.3%49.1%49.0%50.1%52.9%
Theatre80.6%75.9%73.7%72.9%73.0%

*   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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