The Student Achievement Measure is supported by six sponsoring associations, working together to provide a more comprehensive and accurate picture of student progress and completion as students move across institutions and state boundaries.

University of Colorado Denver

The University of Colorado Denver educates more than 15,000 students in the heart of a great city. Located in Denver’s central business district, with easy access to the state capitol and the global headquarters of major companies and non-profits, CU Denver provides students with immersive classroom and real-world experiences, supplemented by unparalleled internship and networking opportunities. As the most diverse research university in Colorado, our campus draws top students each year and offers over 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs across eight schools and colleges, as well as more than 30 online degree programs. Home to more than 40 research centers and institutes, we receive over $25 million in sponsored research awards, allowing us to generate knowledge and create solutions to society’s most complex problems. As Colorado’s only public urban research university, CU Denver fills a singular niche as a vital contributor to the civic, cultural and economic success of the city, the state and beyond.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2012

Number of students: 959

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48%
13%
7%
8%
24%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
43%
11%
13%
11%
22%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
21%
7%
37%
15%
20%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at University of Colorado Denver in the Fall of 2012. 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 University of Colorado Denver 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 University of Colorado Denver 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 University of Colorado Denver are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of Colorado Denver 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 (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

University of Colorado Denver | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO DENVER IN FALL 2012 BY SUMMER 2018
 
2012-13
 
2013-14
 
2014-15
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2015-16
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2016-17
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2017-18
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Bachelor's degree from University of Colorado Denver 0% 0% 1% 21% 43% 48%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of Colorado Denver 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of Colorado Denver 0% 0% 1% 21% 43% 48%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 3% 7% 9%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 1% 2% 2% 4% 4% 4%
= Total Graduated from another institution 1% 2% 2% 7% 11% 13%
Enrolled at University of Colorado Denver 97% 76% 62% 37% 13% 7%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 8% 13% 10% 7% 5%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 4% 6% 5% 4% 3%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 12% 19% 15% 11% 8%
Current Status Unknown 2% 10% 16% 20% 22% 24%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2012

Number of students: 1,236

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49%
11%
2%
4%
34%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
42%
7%
12%
8%
31%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
10%
2%
67%
9%
12%
WITHIN 2 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at University of Colorado Denver in the Fall of 2012. 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 University of Colorado Denver 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 University of Colorado Denver 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 University of Colorado Denver are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of Colorado Denver 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 (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

University of Colorado Denver | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO DENVER IN FALL 2012 BY SUMMER 2018
 
2012-13
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2013-14
 
2014-15
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2015-16
 
2016-17
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2017-18
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Bachelor's degree from University of Colorado Denver 1% 10% 29% 42% 47% 49%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of Colorado Denver 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of Colorado Denver 1% 10% 29% 42% 47% 49%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 2% 6% 9% 10%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 1% 2% 2% 1% 2% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 1% 2% 4% 7% 11% 11%
Enrolled at University of Colorado Denver 96% 67% 38% 12% 4% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 8% 7% 6% 5% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 1% 1% 2% 2% 0% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 9% 9% 8% 5% 4%
Current Status Unknown 1% 12% 20% 31% 33% 34%
First-Time Part-Time

First-Time Part-Time Students Starting Fall 2008

Number of students: 85

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24%
26%
4%
9%
37%
WITHIN 10 YEARS
18%
22%
11%
10%
39%
WITHIN 8 YEARS
9%
17%
17%
15%
42%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at University of Colorado Denver in the Fall of 2008. 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 University of Colorado Denver 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 University of Colorado Denver 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 University of Colorado Denver are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of Colorado Denver 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 (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

University of Colorado Denver | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Part-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO DENVER IN FALL 2008 BY SUMMER 2018
 
2008-09
 
2009-10
 
2010-11
 
2011-12
 
2012-13
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2013-14
 
2014-15
WITHIN 8 YEARS
2015-16
 
2016-17
WITHIN 10 YEARS
2017-18
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Bachelor's degree from University of Colorado Denver 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% 9% 16% 18% 22% 24%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of Colorado Denver 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of Colorado Denver 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% 9% 16% 18% 22% 24%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% 12% 17% 18% 20% 20%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 4% 2% 5% 3% 4% 6% 6%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 4% 4% 17% 20% 22% 26% 26%
Enrolled at University of Colorado Denver 11% 99% 56% 38% 27% 17% 13% 11% 6% 4%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 1% 1% 13% 15% 20% 10% 6% 7% 5% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 12% 0% 8% 13% 9% 5% 5% 3% 2% 7%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
13% 1% 21% 28% 29% 15% 11% 10% 7% 9%
Current Status Unknown 76% 0% 23% 30% 38% 42% 40% 39% 39% 37%
Part-Time Transfer

Part-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2008

Number of students: 381

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45%
25%
1%
4%
25%
WITHIN 10 YEARS
42%
24%
3%
5%
26%
WITHIN 8 YEARS
37%
16%
9%
13%
25%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at University of Colorado Denver in the Fall of 2008. 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 University of Colorado Denver 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 University of Colorado Denver 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 University of Colorado Denver are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of Colorado Denver 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 (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

University of Colorado Denver | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Part-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO DENVER IN FALL 2008 BY SUMMER 2018
 
2008-09
 
2009-10
 
2010-11
 
2011-12
 
2012-13
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2013-14
 
2014-15
WITHIN 8 YEARS
2015-16
 
2016-17
WITHIN 10 YEARS
2017-18
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Bachelor's degree from University of Colorado Denver 0% 1% 4% 18% 29% 37% 40% 42% 44% 45%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of Colorado Denver 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of Colorado Denver 0% 1% 4% 18% 29% 37% 40% 42% 44% 45%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 4% 5% 6% 6% 9% 12% 16% 19% 20% 20%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 9% 2% 2% 4% 4% 4% 4% 5% 4% 5%
= Total Graduated from another institution 13% 7% 8% 10% 13% 16% 20% 24% 24% 25%
Enrolled at University of Colorado Denver 9% 89% 62% 38% 18% 9% 5% 3% 2% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 21% 0% 9% 13% 12% 9% 6% 4% 2% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 23% 1% 2% 3% 4% 4% 3% 1% 1% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
44% 1% 11% 16% 16% 13% 9% 5% 3% 4%
Current Status Unknown 34% 2% 15% 18% 24% 25% 26% 26% 27% 25%