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.

Texas State University

Texas State University offers a wide range of quality programs that contribute to building a better and more sustainable future for Texas and the nation. The university’s focus is on research with relevance: the creation of new knowledge with applicability to real-world issues. Some key research emphases now being developed are in environmental science and sustainability with special emphasis on water issues; leadership in education; nutrition and health; law enforcement; materials science and engineering; applied computer science; applied anthropology with emphases in archaeology and forensics; and public administration with emphasis on the improvement of government function and efficiency. These emphases are a natural extension of Texas State’s mission as a student-centered, emerging research university dedicated to excellence in serving the educational needs of the diverse population of Texas and the world beyond.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2011

Number of students: 4,526

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54%
12%
6%
6%
22%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
47%
9%
14%
10%
20%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
27%
5%
37%
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 Texas 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 Texas 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 Texas 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 Texas State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Texas 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.

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

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
TEXAS 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 Texas State University 0% 0% 2% 27% 47% 54%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Texas State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Texas State University 0% 0% 2% 27% 47% 54%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 3% 7% 10%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 2% 2% 2%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 1% 5% 9% 12%
Enrolled at Texas State University 98% 77% 65% 37% 14% 6%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 6% 10% 8% 5% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 7% 7% 6% 5% 3%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 13% 17% 14% 10% 6%
Current Status Unknown 2% 10% 15% 17% 20% 22%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2011

Number of students: 3,268

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66%
10%
2%
3%
19%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
58%
6%
13%
7%
16%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
13%
2%
68%
8%
9%
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 Texas 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 Texas 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 Texas 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 Texas State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Texas 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.

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

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
TEXAS 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 Texas State University 0% 13% 41% 58% 64% 66%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Texas State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Texas State University 0% 13% 41% 58% 64% 66%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 1% 2% 4% 6% 8%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 2% 1% 2% 2% 2% 2%
= Total Graduated from another institution 2% 2% 4% 6% 8% 10%
Enrolled at Texas State University 96% 68% 34% 13% 5% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 5% 6% 4% 3% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 3% 3% 3% 2% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 8% 9% 7% 5% 3%
Current Status Unknown 2% 9% 12% 16% 18% 19%