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.

Baylor University

Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 17,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2011

Number of students: 3,033

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76%
10%
1%
5%
8%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
74%
8%
3%
7%
8%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
60%
5%
19%
11%
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 Baylor 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 Baylor 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 Baylor 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 Baylor University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Baylor 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.

Baylor University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
BAYLOR 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 Baylor University 0% 0% 3% 60% 74% 76%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Baylor University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Baylor University 0% 0% 3% 60% 74% 76%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 4% 7% 9%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 1% 5% 8% 10%
Enrolled at Baylor University 99% 88% 77% 19% 3% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 6% 10% 8% 5% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 3% 4% 3% 2% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 9% 14% 11% 7% 5%
Current Status Unknown 1% 3% 5% 5% 8% 8%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2011

Number of students: 442

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64%
16%
5%
15%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
59%
10%
8%
11%
12%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
10%
3%
67%
12%
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 Baylor 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 Baylor 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 Baylor 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 Baylor University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Baylor 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.

Baylor University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
BAYLOR 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 Baylor University 0% 10% 43% 59% 62% 64%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Baylor University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Baylor University 0% 10% 43% 59% 62% 64%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 1% 3% 7% 10% 11%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 1% 2% 2% 3% 3% 5%
= Total Graduated from another institution 1% 3% 5% 10% 13% 16%
Enrolled at Baylor University 96% 67% 28% 8% 2% 0%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 7% 10% 7% 5% 4%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 5% 3% 4% 3% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 12% 13% 11% 8% 5%
Current Status Unknown 3% 8% 11% 12% 15% 15%