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.

Metropolitan State University

Metropolitan State University, a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, is a comprehensive urban university committed to meeting the higher education needs of those who live and work in the 13 counties surrounding the Twin Cities. Founded in 1971, Metropolitan State offers over 60 majors, 40 minors, 10 graduate programs and two applied doctorates. With a strong tradition of individualized educational programs, the university is fully committed to high-quality, affordable education for working adults. Faculty, staff and approximately 11,000 full and part-time students reflect the area's rich diversity, provide a highly student-centered environment and demonstrate unwavering commitment to civic engagement.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2011

Number of students: 51

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25%
16%
24%
12%
23%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
24%
10%
24%
16%
26%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
14%
2%
31%
20%
33%
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 Metropolitan State University in the Fall of 2011. 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 Metropolitan 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 Metropolitan 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 Metropolitan State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Metropolitan 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.

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

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2011 BY SUMMER 2017
 
2011-12
 
2012-13
 
2013-14
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2014-15
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2015-16
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2016-17
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Bachelor's degree from Metropolitan State University 0% 0% 6% 14% 24% 25%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Metropolitan State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Metropolitan State University 0% 0% 6% 14% 24% 25%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 4% 8%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 2% 2% 2% 6% 8%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 2% 2% 2% 10% 16%
Enrolled at Metropolitan State University 96% 73% 45% 31% 24% 24%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 2% 12% 8% 4% 0%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 4% 2% 12% 12% 12%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 6% 14% 20% 16% 12%
Current Status Unknown 4% 19% 33% 33% 26% 23%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2011

Number of students: 748

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71%
5%
3%
3%
18%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
65%
4%
8%
4%
19%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
34%
4%
44%
4%
14%
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 Metropolitan State University in the Fall of 2011. 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 Metropolitan 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 Metropolitan 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 Metropolitan State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Metropolitan 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.

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

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2011 BY SUMMER 2017
 
2011-12
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2012-13
 
2013-14
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2014-15
 
2015-16
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2016-17
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Bachelor's degree from Metropolitan State University 5% 34% 55% 65% 69% 71%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Metropolitan State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Metropolitan State University 5% 34% 55% 65% 69% 71%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 1% 2% 3%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 3% 4% 2% 3% 4% 2%
= Total Graduated from another institution 3% 4% 3% 4% 6% 5%
Enrolled at Metropolitan State University 89% 44% 20% 8% 3% 3%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 3% 2% 3% 2% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 1% 1% 2% 1% 1% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 4% 4% 4% 3% 3%
Current Status Unknown 2% 14% 18% 19% 19% 18%
First-Time Part-Time

First-Time Part-Time Students Starting Fall 2007

Number of students: 20

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37%
21%
16%
26%
WITHIN 10 YEARS
26%
16%
21%
11%
26%
WITHIN 8 YEARS
11%
11%
32%
16%
30%
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 Metropolitan State University 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 Metropolitan 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 Metropolitan 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 Metropolitan State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Metropolitan 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.

Metropolitan State University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Part-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2007 BY SUMMER 2017
 
2007-08
 
2008-09
 
2009-10
 
2010-11
 
2011-12
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2012-13
 
2013-14
WITHIN 8 YEARS
2014-15
 
2015-16
WITHIN 10 YEARS
2016-17
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Bachelor's degree from Metropolitan State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 5% 11% 21% 26% 32% 37%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Metropolitan State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Metropolitan State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 5% 11% 21% 26% 32% 37%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 5% 5% 11% 11% 11%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 6% 6% 5% 5% 10%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 11% 11% 16% 16% 21%
Enrolled at Metropolitan State University 95% 68% 74% 63% 37% 32% 21% 21% 21% 16%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 0% 0% 5% 21% 5% 16% 11% 0% 0%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 5% 11% 6% 5% 11% 5% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 5% 11% 11% 26% 16% 21% 11% 0% 0%
Current Status Unknown 5% 27% 15% 26% 32% 30% 26% 26% 31% 26%
Part-Time Transfer

Part-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2007

Number of students: 672

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57%
13%
2%
2%
26%
WITHIN 10 YEARS
55%
11%
3%
3%
28%
WITHIN 8 YEARS
52%
9%
6%
4%
29%
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 Metropolitan State University 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 Metropolitan 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 Metropolitan 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 Metropolitan State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Metropolitan 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.

Metropolitan State University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Part-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2007 BY SUMMER 2017
 
2007-08
 
2008-09
 
2009-10
 
2010-11
 
2011-12
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2012-13
 
2013-14
WITHIN 8 YEARS
2014-15
 
2015-16
WITHIN 10 YEARS
2016-17
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Bachelor's degree from Metropolitan State University 0% 10% 25% 40% 48% 51% 53% 55% 56% 57%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Metropolitan State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Metropolitan State University 0% 10% 25% 40% 48% 52% 54% 55% 56% 57%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 1% 2% 3% 4% 6% 7% 7% 8% 8%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 4% 1% 1% 3% 3% 3% 4% 4% 5% 5%
= Total Graduated from another institution 4% 2% 3% 6% 7% 9% 11% 11% 13% 13%
Enrolled at Metropolitan State University 92% 56% 36% 21% 9% 6% 4% 3% 1% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 4% 4% 3% 4% 2% 2% 3% 1% 1%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 5% 4% 4% 1% 2% 2% 0% 1% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 9% 8% 7% 5% 4% 4% 3% 2% 2%
Current Status Unknown 4% 23% 28% 26% 31% 29% 27% 28% 28% 26%