Graduation Rate
54.62%
Transfer-out Rate
6.20%
Retention Rate
83.00%

2020 Graduation Rate

The graduation rate at California State University-Northridge is 54.62% last year which is average compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California. 2,977 students have completed their degree/certificate programs among 5,450 candidates.
Compared to similar schools in college ranking, its graduation rate is average where the average graduation rate of the schools is 60.50%.
The transfer-out rate is 6.20% that is lower (small number of students transferred-out) compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California. The retention rate (full-time students) is 83% that is average compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California.

Graduation Rate and Comparison Chart

Number of Completers and Graduation Rate

The next table summarizes the outcome measures with the number of students at California State University-Northridge. 2,977 students have completed and 338 students have transferred out to other institutes. In addition, 384 students still enrolled and 1,751 students have left the school before completing their studies.
Graduation Rate with number of completers
TotalBachelor's or Equivalent
Total (Candidates)5,4505,450
Completers2,977
(54.62%)
2,977
Transfer-out338
(6.20%)
338
Still Enrolled384
(7.05%)
384
No Longer Enrolled1,751
(32.13%)
1,751

Graduation Rate by Completion Time (Bachelor's Degree)

The below table shows the number of completers with graduation rate by completion time. The number in parenthesis denote the graduation rate for the corresponding students. The numbers and rate for the 125% and 150% normal times are not cumulative, but additional completers and graduate rate for that period. For example, 808 students have completed in 4 years and additional 1,534 students have completed in the 5th year.
Graduation Rate by Completion Time (4-years Bachelor's degree)
TotalMenWomen
100% normal time (in 4 Years)808
(14.83%)
234
(9.50%)
574
(19.21%)
125% normal time (in 5 Years)1,534
(28.15%)
620
(25.18%)
914
(30.59%)
150% normal time (in 6 Years)635
(11.65%)
314
(12.75%)
321
(10.74%)

Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity

Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity
TotalMenWomen
Total54.62% (2,977/5,450) 47.44% (1,168/2,462) 60.54% (1,809/2,988)
American Indian or Alaska Native75.00% (3/4) 100.00% (2/2) 50.00% (1/2)
Asian66.84% (395/591) 59.42% (186/313) 75.18% (209/278)
Black (Non-Hispanic)41.23% (134/325) 34.78% (40/115) 44.76% (94/210)
Hispanic52.38% (1,553/2,965) 44.25% (554/1,252) 58.32% (999/1,713)
White66.12% (486/735) 59.23% (199/336) 71.93% (287/399)
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander33.33% (1/3) 50.00% (1/2) 0.00% (0/1)
Two or More Race54.22% (90/166) 45.90% (28/61) 59.05% (62/105)
Unknown53.76% (93/173) 43.88% (43/98) 66.67% (50/75)

Number of Completers by Race/Ethnicity