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 Washington-Seattle Campus

The University of Washington is one of the largest and most prestigious higher education institutions on the west coast of the US. Founded in 1861 as the Territorial University of Washington, the institution expanded with the city of Seattle during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, moving to its current site in 1895. The 700-acre park-like campus, which borders two lakes in Seattle, is now home to 16 schools and colleges offering courses ranging from undergraduate to doctoral level. The university also has campuses in Bothell and Tacoma which offer bachelor’s and master’s degrees. It has a highly respected medical school, offering training in dentistry, medicine and public health, serving medical centres across the Pacific North West and Alaska. It has traditionally educated students for public service in the region, offering courses in topics such as education, engineering, public affairs and social work. Washington has produced several Nobel laureates, counting four among its alumni and another seven among its faculty. The most recent recipient is alumna Linda Buck, also an affiliate professor at Washington, who won the 2004 medicine prize. There are eight Pulitzer Prize winners among its alumni, most notably the novelist Marilynne Robinson. Seattle itself is a city of more than 650,000 people about 100 miles south of the Canadian border, located between Puget Sound and Lake Washington. It is a major center for technology companies, with headquarters of firms such as Amazon and Microsoft located in the region.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2011

Number of students: 5,756

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85%
6%
2%
2%
5%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
82%
5%
4%
3%
6%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
65%
2%
20%
5%
8%
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 Washington-Seattle Campus 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 Washington-Seattle Campus 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 Washington-Seattle Campus 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 Washington-Seattle Campus are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of Washington-Seattle Campus 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 Washington-Seattle Campus | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON-SEATTLE CAMPUS 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 Washington-Seattle Campus 0% 1% 7% 65% 82% 85%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of Washington-Seattle Campus 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of Washington-Seattle Campus 0% 1% 7% 65% 82% 85%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 2% 4% 5%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 0% 1% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 1% 2% 5% 6%
Enrolled at University of Washington-Seattle Campus 83% 79% 71% 20% 4% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 3% 5% 4% 2% 1%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 3% 6% 5% 3% 2%
Current Status Unknown 17% 17% 15% 8% 6% 5%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2011

Number of students: 1,468

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86%
4%
1%
1%
8%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
84%
3%
2%
2%
9%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
52%
1%
38%
3%
6%
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 Washington-Seattle Campus 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 Washington-Seattle Campus 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 Washington-Seattle Campus 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 Washington-Seattle Campus are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of Washington-Seattle Campus 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 Washington-Seattle Campus | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON-SEATTLE CAMPUS 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 Washington-Seattle Campus 2% 51% 78% 83% 85% 86%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of Washington-Seattle Campus 0% 1% 1% 1% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of Washington-Seattle Campus 2% 52% 79% 84% 85% 86%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 3% 3% 4%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 2% 1% 1% 0% 1% 0%
= Total Graduated from another institution 2% 1% 2% 3% 4% 4%
Enrolled at University of Washington-Seattle Campus 86% 38% 8% 2% 1% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 2% 2% 2% 2% 1%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 3% 3% 2% 2% 1%
Current Status Unknown 10% 6% 8% 9% 8% 8%