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.

Missouri State University-Springfield

Missouri State University is a public, comprehensive metropolitan system with a statewide mission in public affairs, whose purpose is to develop educated persons. Missouri State University offers 100 undergraduate majors with 180 options leading to 11 degrees, as well as 122 undergraduate minors and 15 undergraduate certificates. The graduate offerings include 61 graduate programs with 97 options leading to 24 degrees (19 masters, 4 doctoral, 1 specialist), and 52 graduate certificates. The University's identity is distinguished by its public affairs mission, which entails a campus-wide commitment to foster expertise and responsibility in ethical leadership, cultural competence and community engagement. The academic experience is grounded in a general education curriculum which draws heavily from the liberal arts and sciences. This foundation provides the basis for mastery of disciplinary and professional studies. It also provides essential forums in which students develop the capacity to make well-informed, independent critical judgments about the cultures, values and institutions in society.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2011

Number of students: 2,564

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54%
14%
4%
7%
21%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
50%
11%
10%
10%
19%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
31%
6%
32%
14%
17%
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 Missouri State University-Springfield 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 Missouri State University-Springfield 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 Missouri State University-Springfield 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 Missouri State University-Springfield are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Missouri State University-Springfield 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.

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

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY-SPRINGFIELD 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 Missouri State University-Springfield 0% 0% 2% 31% 50% 54%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Missouri State University-Springfield 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Missouri State University-Springfield 0% 0% 2% 31% 50% 54%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 3% 8% 11%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 1% 2% 3% 3% 3%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 1% 2% 6% 11% 14%
Enrolled at Missouri State University-Springfield 97% 75% 66% 32% 10% 4%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 7% 11% 10% 7% 4%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 1% 8% 6% 4% 3% 3%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 15% 17% 14% 10% 7%
Current Status Unknown 2% 9% 13% 17% 19% 21%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2011

Number of students: 1,474

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60%
13%
2%
4%
21%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
55%
9%
10%
8%
18%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
16%
2%
59%
11%
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 Missouri State University-Springfield 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 Missouri State University-Springfield 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 Missouri State University-Springfield 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 Missouri State University-Springfield are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Missouri State University-Springfield 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.

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

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY-SPRINGFIELD 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 Missouri State University-Springfield 0% 16% 40% 55% 58% 60%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Missouri State University-Springfield 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Missouri State University-Springfield 0% 16% 40% 55% 58% 60%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 1% 3% 6% 8% 9%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 3% 1% 2% 3% 3% 4%
= Total Graduated from another institution 3% 2% 5% 9% 11% 13%
Enrolled at Missouri State University-Springfield 86% 59% 29% 10% 5% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 7% 8% 6% 4% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 4% 3% 2% 1% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 11% 11% 8% 5% 4%
Current Status Unknown 11% 12% 15% 18% 21% 21%