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.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is a top-tier national research university and a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance. Like the university’s founders in 1869, students and faculty at Nebraska look challenges and opportunities in the eye, using fresh thinking and creativity to forge new paths. The expansive geography of the state fosters a closeness and collaboration that makes way for solutions applied nearby and around the world, including innovative public-private partnerships, such as a new research campus. Nebraska is the state’s flagship and land-grant university and continues to grow in size and prominence. It welcomed its largest incoming class in 2017 and ranked ninth on Springer Nature’s international list of Rising Stars. Nebraska is one of just 20 public colleges and universities to receive the designation of “Best Buy” in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018. More than 26,000 students are enrolled in Nebraska’s nine colleges: Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Sciences, Engineering, Hixson-Lied Fine and Performing Arts, Journalism and Mass Communications, and Law. Nebraska offers 183 bachelor’s degree programs. This includes 36 majors in which a student can earn more than one type of bachelor’s degree (e.g. BA, BS, BFA, BM). At the graduate level, Nebraska offers 44 doctoral degree programs and 70 master’s degree programs. At the professional level, Nebraska has five doctoral and three master’s degree professional programs. Nebraska also offers three education specialist degrees, three educator certifications, 27 graduate certificates and three executive certificates (Law).
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2011

Number of students: 4,056

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61%
15%
3%
7%
14%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
58%
13%
7%
10%
12%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
36%
7%
30%
16%
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 University of Nebraska-Lincoln 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 University of Nebraska-Lincoln 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 University of Nebraska-Lincoln 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 University of Nebraska-Lincoln are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of Nebraska-Lincoln 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.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN 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 University of Nebraska-Lincoln 0% 0% 1% 36% 58% 61%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of Nebraska-Lincoln 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of Nebraska-Lincoln 0% 0% 1% 36% 58% 61%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 5% 10% 13%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 2% 3% 2%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 1% 7% 13% 15%
Enrolled at University of Nebraska-Lincoln 94% 77% 68% 30% 7% 3%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 4% 10% 14% 11% 7% 4%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 7% 7% 5% 3% 3%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
4% 17% 21% 16% 10% 7%
Current Status Unknown 2% 6% 9% 11% 12% 14%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2011

Number of students: 946

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64%
15%
2%
5%
14%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
58%
10%
9%
9%
14%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
12%
2%
59%
13%
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 University of Nebraska-Lincoln 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 University of Nebraska-Lincoln 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 University of Nebraska-Lincoln 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 University of Nebraska-Lincoln are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of Nebraska-Lincoln 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.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN 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 University of Nebraska-Lincoln 0% 12% 42% 58% 62% 64%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of Nebraska-Lincoln 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of Nebraska-Lincoln 0% 12% 42% 58% 62% 64%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 1% 4% 8% 10% 12%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 2% 1% 2% 2% 2% 3%
= Total Graduated from another institution 2% 2% 6% 10% 12% 15%
Enrolled at University of Nebraska-Lincoln 84% 59% 26% 9% 4% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 4% 9% 9% 5% 4% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 1% 4% 3% 4% 3% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
5% 13% 12% 9% 7% 5%
Current Status Unknown 9% 14% 14% 14% 15% 14%
First-Time Part-Time

First-Time Part-Time Students Starting Fall 2007

Number of students: 20

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42%
16%
42%
WITHIN 10 YEARS
42%
11%
16%
31%
WITHIN 8 YEARS
26%
16%
11%
11%
36%
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 University of Nebraska-Lincoln 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 University of Nebraska-Lincoln 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 University of Nebraska-Lincoln 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 University of Nebraska-Lincoln are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of Nebraska-Lincoln 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.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Part-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN 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 University of Nebraska-Lincoln 0% 0% 0% 0% 16% 26% 32% 42% 42% 42%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of Nebraska-Lincoln 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of Nebraska-Lincoln 0% 0% 0% 0% 16% 26% 32% 42% 42% 42%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 11%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 5% 0% 6% 11% 0% 6% 0% 5%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 5% 0% 11% 16% 5% 11% 5% 16%
Enrolled at University of Nebraska-Lincoln 79% 42% 26% 32% 21% 11% 16% 0% 0% 0%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 16% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 11% 0%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 27% 32% 21% 21% 6% 0% 11% 0% 0%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
16% 32% 37% 26% 26% 11% 5% 16% 11% 0%
Current Status Unknown 5% 26% 32% 42% 26% 36% 42% 31% 42% 42%
Part-Time Transfer

Part-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2007

Number of students: 66

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37%
35%
2%
26%
WITHIN 10 YEARS
37%
35%
2%
26%
WITHIN 8 YEARS
34%
31%
2%
9%
24%
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 University of Nebraska-Lincoln 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 University of Nebraska-Lincoln 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 University of Nebraska-Lincoln 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 University of Nebraska-Lincoln are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of Nebraska-Lincoln 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.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Part-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN 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 University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2% 3% 15% 26% 34% 34% 34% 37% 37% 37%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of Nebraska-Lincoln 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2% 3% 15% 26% 34% 34% 34% 37% 37% 37%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 3% 9% 20% 22% 25% 26% 28% 28% 28%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 5% 6% 6% 9% 6% 6% 8% 7% 7% 7%
= Total Graduated from another institution 5% 9% 15% 29% 28% 31% 34% 35% 35% 35%
Enrolled at University of Nebraska-Lincoln 69% 43% 23% 6% 2% 2% 2% 0% 0% 0%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 14% 18% 11% 6% 6% 6% 5% 0% 0% 0%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 3% 8% 11% 8% 8% 3% 3% 2% 0% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
17% 26% 22% 14% 14% 9% 8% 2% 0% 2%
Current Status Unknown 7% 19% 25% 25% 22% 24% 22% 26% 28% 26%