The Student Achievement Measure (SAM) provides a comprehensive picture of student progress on their path to earning a college degree or certificate. As compared to the limitations of typical graduation rate measures, SAM reports more outcomes for more students. learn more »

First-time-at-Institution, Full-time Students Starting Fall 2007

Number of students: 2,689

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41%
6%
24%
29%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
Graduated: Reporting institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Associates Degree / Certificate model tracks a group of students who started an associate degree program or certificate program at INSTITUTION in the Fall of 2007. The students’ progress toward a degree or certificate is reported within 6 years.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from INSTITUTION are represented by the purple bar with the solid black bar underneath ().
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at INSTITUTION are represented by the aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at INSTITUTION and transferred to another institution prior to earning a degree or certificate are represented by the orange bar with the large white stripe underneath (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled at another institution.
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

First-time-at-Institution, Part-time Students Starting Fall 2007

Number of students: 2,584

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35%
7%
23%
35%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
Graduated: Reporting institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Associates Degree / Certificate model tracks a group of students who started an associate degree program or certificate program at INSTITUTION in the Fall of 2007. The students’ progress toward a degree or certificate is reported within 6 years.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from INSTITUTION are represented by the purple bar with the solid black bar underneath ().
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at INSTITUTION are represented by the aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at INSTITUTION and transferred to another institution prior to earning a degree or certificate are represented by the orange bar with the large white stripe underneath (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled at another institution.
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

First-time, Full-time Students Starting Fall 2007

Number of students: 3,784

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67%
9%
4%
8%
12%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
60%
8%
13%
11%
8%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
33%
3%
41%
15%
8%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown
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The SAM Bachelor’s Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor’s degree program at INSTITUTION in the Fall of 2007. The students’ progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from INSTITUTION are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at INSTITUTION and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at INSTITUTION are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at INSTITUTION and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (achievement-stat-key-img achievement-stat-unknown). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

Full-time, Transfer Students Starting Fall 2007

Number of students: 2,603

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81%
5%
1%
3%
10%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
80%
5%
2%
4%
9%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
77%
4%
6%
5%
8%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown
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The SAM Bachelor’s Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor’s degree program at INSTITUTION in the Fall of 2007. The students’ progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from INSTITUTION are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at INSTITUTION and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at INSTITUTION are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at INSTITUTION and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (achievement-stat-key-img achievement-stat-unknown). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

Partners

SAM is a joint effort of six higher education associations that represent the vast majority of U.S. colleges and universities. SAM is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation.
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Participants

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