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.

Michigan State University

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years, pushing the boundaries of discovery and forging enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges. The nation’s pioneer land-grant university, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, MSU is a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2013

Number of students: 7,782

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81%
6%
2%
3%
8%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
78%
4%
6%
4%
8%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
56%
3%
30%
6%
5%
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 Michigan State University in the Fall of 2013. 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 Michigan State 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 Michigan State 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 Michigan State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Michigan State 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.

Michigan State University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2013 BY SUMMER 2019
 
2013-14
 
2014-15
 
2015-16
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2016-17
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2017-18
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2018-19
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Bachelor's degree from Michigan State University 0% 0% 2% 56% 78% 81%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Michigan State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Michigan State University 0% 0% 2% 56% 78% 81%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 2% 3% 5%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 1% 3% 4% 6%
Enrolled at Michigan State University 84% 90% 85% 30% 6% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 3% 5% 4% 3% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 1% 2% 2% 2% 1% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 5% 7% 6% 4% 3%
Current Status Unknown 15% 5% 5% 5% 8% 8%

Pell Grant Recipients Starting Fall 2013

Number of students: 1,668

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71%
5%
4%
4%
16%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
66%
4%
10%
7%
13%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
40%
2%
39%
8%
11%
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 Michigan State University in the Fall of 2013. 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 Michigan State 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 Michigan State 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 Michigan State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Michigan State 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.

Michigan State University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Additional

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2013 BY SUMMER 2019
 
2013-14
 
2014-15
 
2015-16
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2016-17
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2017-18
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2018-19
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Bachelor's degree from Michigan State University 0% 0% 2% 40% 66% 71%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Michigan State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Michigan State University 0% 0% 2% 40% 66% 71%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 1% 3% 4%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 2% 4% 5%
Enrolled at Michigan State University 99% 88% 80% 39% 10% 4%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 3% 5% 5% 4% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 4% 5% 3% 3% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 7% 10% 8% 7% 4%
Current Status Unknown 1% 5% 8% 11% 13% 16%

Students of Color Starting Fall 2013

Number of students: 1,481

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70%
6%
4%
5%
15%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
65%
5%
11%
7%
12%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
38%
3%
42%
9%
8%
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 Michigan State University in the Fall of 2013. 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 Michigan State 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 Michigan State 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 Michigan State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Michigan State 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.

Michigan State University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Additional

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2013 BY SUMMER 2019
 
2013-14
 
2014-15
 
2015-16
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2016-17
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2017-18
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2018-19
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Bachelor's degree from Michigan State University 0% 0% 1% 38% 65% 70%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Michigan State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Michigan State University 0% 0% 1% 38% 65% 70%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 2% 4% 5%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 1% 3% 5% 6%
Enrolled at Michigan State University 98% 88% 80% 42% 11% 4%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 3% 5% 5% 4% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 4% 5% 4% 3% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 7% 10% 9% 7% 5%
Current Status Unknown 2% 5% 8% 8% 12% 15%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2013

Number of students: 1,401

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86%
5%
2%
2%
5%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
82%
3%
7%
3%
5%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
20%
1%
72%
4%
3%
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 Michigan State University in the Fall of 2013. 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 Michigan State 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 Michigan State 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 Michigan State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Michigan State 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.

Michigan State University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2013 BY SUMMER 2019
 
2013-14
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2014-15
 
2015-16
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2016-17
 
2017-18
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2018-19
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Bachelor's degree from Michigan State University 0% 20% 61% 82% 85% 86%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Michigan State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Michigan State University 0% 20% 61% 82% 85% 86%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 2% 3% 4%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 2% 1% 0% 1% 1% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 2% 1% 1% 3% 4% 5%
Enrolled at Michigan State University 89% 72% 29% 7% 3% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 3% 4% 2% 1% 1%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 1% 0% 1% 1% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 4% 4% 3% 2% 2%
Current Status Unknown 9% 3% 5% 5% 6% 5%