But, on to the data. This is pretty simple, actually, and it bounces off previous visualizations I've done that show graduation rates are as much an input as an output. The data are presented in three views: Over time, summarized for a single year, and by institutional type. Click on the tabs to see them all, and use the filters on the right to select subsets. You may want to look at women, or Hispanic students, for instance, and you can do so here.
There are some interesting patterns here. It's clear that women, across the board, have higher graduation rates than men; and that colleges are not serving African American men very well.
What else do you see? Anything surprising? Leave a comment below.
See this, too, for another way of looking at college graduation rates.