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.
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.