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.

Northeastern University

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning, powered by our signature cooperative education program. The integration of study and professional experience enables students to put ideas into action, through work, research, international study, and service, in 133 countries on seven continents. Northeastern offers students the flexibility to chart a course that best aligns with their goals and aspirations, whether they choose to complete their degree in four years or five years, or pursue one of our PlusOne combined bachelor’s/master’s programs.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 2,827

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87%
5%
1%
2%
5%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
84%
4%
4%
3%
5%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
18%
3%
63%
4%
12%
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 Northeastern 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 Northeastern 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 Northeastern 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 Northeastern University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Northeastern 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.

Northeastern University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
NORTHEASTERN 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 Northeastern University 0% 0% 1% 18% 84% 87%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Northeastern University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Northeastern University 0% 0% 1% 18% 84% 87%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 3% 4% 5%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 3% 4% 5%
Enrolled at Northeastern University 85% 81% 78% 63% 4% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 1% 4% 5% 3% 2% 1%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 4% 6% 4% 3% 2%
Current Status Unknown 14% 15% 15% 12% 5% 5%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 629

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84%
4%
1%
2%
9%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
73%
3%
10%
4%
10%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
5%
66%
4%
25%
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 Northeastern 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 Northeastern 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 Northeastern 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 Northeastern University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Northeastern 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.

Northeastern University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
NORTHEASTERN 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 Northeastern University 0% 5% 34% 73% 83% 84%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Northeastern University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Northeastern University 0% 5% 34% 73% 83% 84%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 2% 3% 4% 4%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 2% 3% 4% 4%
Enrolled at Northeastern University 74% 66% 41% 10% 2% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 3% 3% 4% 2% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 1% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 4% 4% 4% 2% 2%
Current Status Unknown 25% 25% 19% 10% 9% 9%