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.

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University boasts the advantages of a highly ranked major university — excellence in education, an active research environment, and an outstanding university teaching hospital — with one of the lowest tuitions in the country. Stony Brook’s 1,100-acre main campus with an additional location in Southampton is home to over 26,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and almost 15,000 faculty and staff. The University houses over 60 undergraduate majors and over 80 minors. Ninety-eight percent of tenured and tenure-track faculty hold doctoral degrees or the highest degrees in their fields, and collectively the faculty have developed over 2,300 inventions and hold over 700 patents. Stony Brook was ranked #3 in the country by the Stanford Center for Poverty and Inequality for advancing the social mobility of its students, and #1 among highly selective institutions. The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2012

Number of students: 2,674

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74%
10%
2%
4%
10%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
70%
8%
7%
6%
9%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
55%
5%
21%
9%
10%
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 Stony Brook 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 Stony Brook 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 Stony Brook 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 Stony Brook University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Stony Brook 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.

Stony Brook University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
STONY BROOK 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 Stony Brook University 0% 0% 1% 55% 70% 74%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Stony Brook University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Stony Brook University 0% 0% 1% 55% 70% 74%
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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 Stony Brook University 86% 85% 76% 21% 7% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 4% 9% 7% 5% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 2% 2% 2% 1% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 6% 11% 9% 6% 4%
Current Status Unknown 14% 9% 11% 10% 9% 10%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2012

Number of students: 1,363

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75%
7%
1%
3%
14%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
71%
5%
7%
5%
12%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
27%
2%
58%
6%
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 Stony Brook 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 Stony Brook 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 Stony Brook 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 Stony Brook University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Stony Brook 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.

Stony Brook University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
STONY BROOK 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 Stony Brook University 3% 27% 58% 71% 74% 75%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Stony Brook University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Stony Brook University 3% 27% 58% 71% 74% 75%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 2% 4% 5% 6%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 1% 2% 1% 1% 2% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 1% 2% 3% 5% 7% 7%
Enrolled at Stony Brook University 86% 58% 21% 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 1% 2% 2% 2% 1% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 6% 6% 5% 3% 3%
Current Status Unknown 9% 7% 12% 12% 13% 14%