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 Tech University

A new era of excellence has dawned at Texas Tech University as it stands with the nation’s premier research institutions. In 2016, Texas Tech achieved a Highest Research University designation from the prestigious Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Research and enrollment numbers are at record levels. Texas Tech’ total research expenditures are at record levels and have increased 20 percent since 2012. Fall enrollment for 2016 eclipsed that of the previous fall with 36,551 students. Numbers like that cement Texas Tech’s commitment to attracting and retaining quality students. Quality students need a top-notch faculty. Texas Tech is home to a diverse, highly revered pool of educators. In 2013, ten faculty members were awarded grants from the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, the most of any research university in the nation. Through the Fulbright program, educators are bestowed the opportunity to work side-by-side with researchers around the world promoting educational collaboration. Texas Tech also has four National Academy members at the Whitacre College of Engineering. This honor is considered one of the highest among professional engineers.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 4,514

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60%
13%
5%
7%
15%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
55%
10%
11%
10%
14%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
35%
5%
34%
15%
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 Texas Tech University in the Fall of 2009. 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 Tech 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 Tech 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 Tech University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Texas Tech 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 Tech University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2009 BY SUMMER 2015
 
2009-10
 
2010-11
 
2011-12
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2012-13
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2013-14
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2014-15
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Bachelor's degree from Texas Tech University 0% 0% 3% 35% 55% 60%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Texas Tech University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Texas Tech University 0% 0% 3% 35% 55% 60%
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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% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 5% 10% 13%
Enrolled at Texas Tech University 99% 83% 70% 34% 11% 5%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 5% 11% 10% 6% 4%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 7% 7% 5% 4% 3%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 12% 18% 15% 10% 7%
Current Status Unknown 1% 5% 9% 11% 14% 15%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 2,189

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62%
10%
3%
5%
20%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
51%
6%
17%
10%
16%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
8%
75%
10%
7%
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 Tech University in the Fall of 2009. 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 Tech 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 Tech 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 Tech University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Texas Tech 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 Tech University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2009 BY SUMMER 2015
 
2009-10
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2010-11
 
2011-12
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2012-13
 
2013-14
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2014-15
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Bachelor's degree from Texas Tech University 0% 8% 31% 51% 59% 62%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Texas Tech University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Texas Tech University 0% 8% 31% 51% 59% 62%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 3% 6% 8% 10%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 3% 6% 8% 10%
Enrolled at Texas Tech University 97% 75% 41% 17% 6% 3%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 6% 8% 6% 3% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 4% 5% 4% 3% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 10% 13% 10% 6% 5%
Current Status Unknown 3% 7% 12% 16% 21% 20%