Graduate Student Completions Across Sectors

Across all student groups in 2016, public four-year institutions awarded 47.3 percent of all graduate credentials, private nonprofit four-year institutions awarded 44.6 percent, and for-profit institutions awarded 8.1 percent. A greater proportion of Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander (25.7 percent) and Black or African American (21.9 percent) students earned their graduate credentials at for-profit institutions than any other group.

Graduate Completions Across Sectors, by Race and Ethnicity: 2016


U.S. Department of Education, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, 2016

Institutions were categorized into sectors based upon control of the institution and the length of the predominant award granted.