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.

Western Kentucky University

Western Kentucky University (WKU) prepares students of all backgrounds to be productive, engaged, and socially responsible citizen-leaders of a global society. The University provides research, service and lifelong learning opportunities for its students, faculty, and other constituents. WKU enriches the quality of life for those within its reach.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 2,482

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54%
11%
4%
7%
24%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
50%
9%
9%
8%
24%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
32%
5%
30%
12%
21%
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 Western Kentucky University in the Fall of 2010. 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 Western Kentucky University 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 Western Kentucky University 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 Western Kentucky University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Western Kentucky University 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.

Western Kentucky University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2010 BY SUMMER 2016
 
2010-11
 
2011-12
 
2012-13
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2013-14
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2014-15
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2015-16
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Bachelor's degree from Western Kentucky University 0% 0% 2% 31% 49% 53%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Western Kentucky University 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 1%
= Total Graduated from Western Kentucky University 0% 0% 2% 32% 50% 54%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 3% 6% 7%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 1% 2% 2% 3% 4%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 1% 2% 5% 9% 11%
Enrolled at Western Kentucky University 91% 72% 63% 30% 9% 4%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 2% 8% 9% 7% 5% 4%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 3% 6% 6% 5% 3% 3%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
5% 14% 15% 12% 8% 7%
Current Status Unknown 4% 13% 18% 21% 24% 24%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 649

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58%
9%
2%
5%
26%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
49%
7%
13%
7%
24%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
15%
3%
58%
11%
13%
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 Western Kentucky University in the Fall of 2010. 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 Western Kentucky University 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 Western Kentucky University 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 Western Kentucky University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Western Kentucky University 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.

Western Kentucky University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2010 BY SUMMER 2016
 
2010-11
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2011-12
 
2012-13
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2013-14
 
2014-15
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2015-16
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Bachelor's degree from Western Kentucky University 1% 14% 34% 48% 54% 56%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Western Kentucky University 0% 1% 2% 1% 2% 2%
= Total Graduated from Western Kentucky University 1% 15% 36% 49% 56% 58%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 2% 4% 5% 6%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 3% 3% 4% 3% 4% 3%
= Total Graduated from another institution 3% 3% 6% 7% 9% 9%
Enrolled at Western Kentucky University 87% 58% 31% 13% 5% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 2% 5% 4% 5% 3% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 2% 6% 4% 2% 2% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
4% 11% 8% 7% 5% 5%
Current Status Unknown 5% 13% 19% 24% 25% 26%