Completion Rates by Sector and Race/Ethnicity

Within each racial/ethnic group, four-year degree completion rates are over twice as high in the private not-for-profit sector as in the for-profit sector.

Figure 2.6b: Percentage of First-Time Full-Time Students Beginning Bachelor’s Degree Programs in 2002 Who Earned a B.A. at the Original Institution Within Six Years, by Sector and Race/Ethnicity

Figure 2.6b: Completion Rates by Sector and Race/Ethnicity

Notes & Sources 

Source: National Center for Education Statistics, 2008b.

  • The gap between completion rates for black students and those for white and Asian students is larger in the for-profit sector than in the public and private not-for-profit sectors.