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.

Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University's mission is: "Our academic programs, research, public service, and creative endeavors enrich lives and create opportunities in Arizona and beyond. We develop solutions to challenges and drive innovation in a supportive, inclusive, and diverse environment." NAU is a public, high research activity university with its main campus on 683 acres in Flagstaff, Arizona. The NAU-Yuma branch campus shares a campus with Arizona Western College in Yuma, Arizona. NAU-Community Campuses are located at 24 additional sites throughout Arizona. NAU also offers courses and degree programs online. Northern Arizona University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The university is comprised of 10 colleges/academic units offering 95 baccalaureate, 61 masters, and 15 doctoral degrees. Our new student orientation program is designed to get you off to the right start with information from Financial Aid, our Gateway Student Success Center, college representatives, faculty, and more. With more than 350 student clubs and organizations available, there are plenty of ways to get involved and meet other students who share your interests.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2012

Number of students: 4,087

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53%
12%
2%
9%
24%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
50%
9%
7%
12%
22%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
38%
5%
23%
17%
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 Northern Arizona University in the Fall of 2012. 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 Northern Arizona 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 Northern Arizona 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 Northern Arizona University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Northern Arizona 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.

Northern Arizona University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2012 BY SUMMER 2018
 
2012-13
 
2013-14
 
2014-15
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2015-16
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2016-17
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2017-18
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Bachelor's degree from Northern Arizona University 0% 0% 2% 38% 50% 53%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Northern Arizona University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Northern Arizona University 0% 0% 2% 38% 50% 53%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 3% 7% 9%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 1% 2% 2% 2% 3%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 1% 2% 5% 9% 12%
Enrolled at Northern Arizona University 94% 69% 59% 23% 7% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 6% 9% 8% 5% 4%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 1% 12% 12% 9% 7% 5%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 18% 21% 17% 12% 9%
Current Status Unknown 5% 12% 16% 17% 22% 24%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2012

Number of students: 1,710

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70%
8%
1%
3%
18%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
65%
5%
7%
6%
17%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
31%
2%
45%
8%
14%
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 Northern Arizona University in the Fall of 2012. 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 Northern Arizona 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 Northern Arizona 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 Northern Arizona University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Northern Arizona 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.

Northern Arizona University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2012 BY SUMMER 2018
 
2012-13
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2013-14
 
2014-15
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2015-16
 
2016-17
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2017-18
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Bachelor's degree from Northern Arizona University 4% 31% 56% 65% 68% 70%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Northern Arizona University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Northern Arizona University 4% 31% 56% 65% 68% 70%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 3% 4% 5%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 3% 2% 3% 2% 3% 3%
= Total Graduated from another institution 3% 2% 4% 5% 7% 8%
Enrolled at Northern Arizona University 88% 45% 18% 7% 3% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 4% 4% 3% 2% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 4% 3% 3% 3% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 8% 7% 6% 5% 3%
Current Status Unknown 5% 14% 15% 17% 17% 18%
First-Time Part-Time

First-Time Part-Time Students Starting Fall 2008

Number of students: 255

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37%
18%
1%
6%
38%
WITHIN 10 YEARS
35%
15%
2%
8%
40%
WITHIN 8 YEARS
31%
13%
5%
12%
39%
WITHIN 6 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 Northern Arizona University in the Fall of 2008. 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 Northern Arizona 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 Northern Arizona 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 Northern Arizona University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Northern Arizona 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.

Northern Arizona University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Part-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2008 BY SUMMER 2018
 
2008-09
 
2009-10
 
2010-11
 
2011-12
 
2012-13
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2013-14
 
2014-15
WITHIN 8 YEARS
2015-16
 
2016-17
WITHIN 10 YEARS
2017-18
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Bachelor's degree from Northern Arizona University 0% 1% 4% 16% 27% 31% 34% 35% 36% 37%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Northern Arizona University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Northern Arizona University 0% 1% 4% 16% 27% 31% 34% 35% 36% 37%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 1% 4% 8% 9% 10% 12% 12%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 2% 1% 2% 5% 5% 5% 6% 6%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 2% 2% 6% 13% 14% 15% 18% 18%
Enrolled at Northern Arizona University 91% 58% 43% 25% 14% 5% 3% 2% 1% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 8% 8% 11% 10% 5% 5% 4% 5% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 10% 15% 16% 9% 7% 7% 4% 2% 3%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 18% 23% 27% 19% 12% 12% 8% 7% 6%
Current Status Unknown 9% 23% 28% 30% 34% 39% 37% 40% 38% 38%
Part-Time Transfer

Part-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2008

Number of students: 509

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57%
16%
1%
5%
21%
WITHIN 10 YEARS
56%
14%
1%
6%
23%
WITHIN 8 YEARS
54%
14%
3%
6%
23%
WITHIN 6 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 Northern Arizona University in the Fall of 2008. 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 Northern Arizona 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 Northern Arizona 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 Northern Arizona University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Northern Arizona 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.

Northern Arizona University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Part-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2008 BY SUMMER 2018
 
2008-09
 
2009-10
 
2010-11
 
2011-12
 
2012-13
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2013-14
 
2014-15
WITHIN 8 YEARS
2015-16
 
2016-17
WITHIN 10 YEARS
2017-18
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Bachelor's degree from Northern Arizona University 0% 17% 37% 48% 52% 54% 55% 56% 56% 57%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Northern Arizona University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Northern Arizona University 0% 17% 37% 48% 52% 54% 55% 56% 56% 57%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 1% 3% 5% 5% 6% 7% 7% 8% 9%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 6% 5% 4% 6% 6% 8% 6% 7% 7% 7%
= Total Graduated from another institution 6% 6% 7% 11% 11% 14% 13% 14% 15% 16%
Enrolled at Northern Arizona University 89% 49% 23% 9% 4% 3% 1% 1% 0% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 5% 5% 3% 3% 3% 3% 4% 2% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 1% 5% 7% 5% 5% 3% 3% 2% 3% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 10% 12% 8% 8% 6% 6% 6% 5% 5%
Current Status Unknown 4% 18% 21% 24% 25% 23% 25% 23% 24% 21%