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.

William Paterson University of New Jersey

As a leading public university, William Paterson University of New Jersey provides an outstanding and affordable education designed to prepare students to become successful professionals and citizens. The university enrolls nearly 11,000 students in more than 250 academic programs on the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels on its 370-acre hilltop campus in Wayne, just 20 miles from New York City. The institution’s 411 full-time faculty are highly distinguished and diverse scholars and teachers, including 41 Fulbright scholars and recipients of numerous other awards, grants, and fellowships. Students benefit from individualized attention from faculty mentors, small class sizes, and numerous research, internship, and clinical experiences.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2011

Number of students: 1,389

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55%
10%
4%
7%
24%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
49%
7%
11%
10%
23%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
27%
3%
37%
15%
18%
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 William Paterson University of New Jersey 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 William Paterson University of New Jersey 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 William Paterson University of New Jersey 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 William Paterson University of New Jersey are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at William Paterson University of New Jersey 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.

William Paterson University of New Jersey | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY 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 William Paterson University of New Jersey 0% 0% 0% 27% 49% 55%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from William Paterson University of New Jersey 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from William Paterson University of New Jersey 0% 0% 0% 27% 49% 55%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 2% 5% 7%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 1% 2% 3%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 1% 3% 7% 10%
Enrolled at William Paterson University of New Jersey 99% 77% 67% 37% 11% 4%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 4% 7% 7% 5% 4%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 1% 9% 11% 8% 5% 3%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 13% 18% 15% 10% 7%
Current Status Unknown 0% 10% 14% 18% 23% 24%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2011

Number of students: 1,074

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65%
8%
2%
3%
22%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
58%
5%
12%
6%
19%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
21%
1%
61%
9%
8%
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 William Paterson University of New Jersey 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 William Paterson University of New Jersey 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 William Paterson University of New Jersey 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 William Paterson University of New Jersey are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at William Paterson University of New Jersey 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.

William Paterson University of New Jersey | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY 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 William Paterson University of New Jersey 1% 21% 43% 58% 64% 65%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from William Paterson University of New Jersey 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from William Paterson University of New Jersey 1% 21% 43% 58% 64% 65%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 2% 4% 5% 6%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 2% 1% 1% 1% 2% 2%
= Total Graduated from another institution 2% 1% 3% 5% 7% 8%
Enrolled at William Paterson University of New Jersey 96% 61% 30% 12% 5% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 1% 5% 5% 4% 3% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 4% 4% 2% 1% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 9% 9% 6% 4% 3%
Current Status Unknown 0% 8% 15% 19% 20% 22%