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.

Excelsior College

Excelsior College is a regionally accredited, nonprofit distance learning institution that focuses on removing obstacles to the educational goals of adult learners. Founded in 1971 and located in Albany, NY, Excelsior is a proven leader in the assessment and validation of student knowledge. It offers efficient and affordable access to degree completion through multiple avenues: its own online courses and college-level proficiency examinations, and the acceptance of transfer credit from other colleges and universities as well as recognized corporate and military training programs.
First-Time Part-Time

First-Time Part-Time Students Starting Fall 2008

Number of students: 680

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87%
6%
1%
1%
5%
WITHIN 10 YEARS
85%
5%
2%
1%
7%
WITHIN 8 YEARS
81%
4%
4%
1%
10%
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 Excelsior College 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 Excelsior College 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 Excelsior College 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 Excelsior College are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Excelsior College 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.

Excelsior College | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Part-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
EXCELSIOR COLLEGE 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 Excelsior College 13% 39% 61% 71% 75% 79% 81% 82% 83% 84%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Excelsior College 4% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 3% 3% 3% 3%
= Total Graduated from Excelsior College 17% 41% 63% 73% 77% 81% 84% 85% 86% 87%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 1% 1% 2% 2% 3% 4% 4% 4% 5%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 2% 0% 1% 0% 1% 1% 0% 1% 1% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 2% 1% 2% 2% 3% 4% 4% 5% 5% 6%
Enrolled at Excelsior College 76% 47% 21% 10% 6% 4% 3% 2% 1% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 1% 2% 2% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 1% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 1% 2% 3% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
Current Status Unknown 4% 10% 12% 12% 12% 10% 8% 7% 7% 5%
Part-Time

First-time-at-Institution, Part-Time Students Starting Fall 2012

Number of students: 1,392

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38%
19%
22%
21%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Associate's Degree / Certificate model tracks a group of students who started an associate degree program or certificate program at Excelsior College in the Fall of 2012. The students’ progress toward a degree or certificate is reported within 6 years.

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 Excelsior College are represented by the purple bar with the solid black bar underneath ().
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Excelsior College are represented by the aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Excelsior College and transferred to another institution prior to earning a degree or certificate are represented by the orange bar with the large white stripe underneath (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled at another institution.
  • 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.

Excelsior College | Associate / Certificate Seeking Model - Part-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT EXCELSIOR COLLEGE IN FALL 2012 BY SUMMER 2018
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Associate degree from Excelsior College 32%
+ Associate degree from Excelsior College - with later transfer to another institution 6%
+ Certificate award from Excelsior College 0%
+ Certificate award from Excelsior College - with later transfer to another institution 0%
= Total Graduated from Excelsior College 38%
Enrolled at Excelsior College 19%
Transferred with no degree or certificate from Excelsior College* 22%
Current Status Unknown 21%
* Students who transferred may have subsequently earned a degree or award or be still enrolled; their status is not tracked after their transfer from Excelsior College.

Students receiving veteran’s benefits Starting Fall 2012

Number of students: 125

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46%
22%
26%
6%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Associate's Degree / Certificate model tracks a group of students who started an associate degree program or certificate program at Excelsior College in the Fall of 2012. The students’ progress toward a degree or certificate is reported within 6 years.

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 Excelsior College are represented by the purple bar with the solid black bar underneath ().
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Excelsior College are represented by the aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Excelsior College and transferred to another institution prior to earning a degree or certificate are represented by the orange bar with the large white stripe underneath (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled at another institution.
  • 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.

Excelsior College | Associate / Certificate Seeking Model - Additional

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT EXCELSIOR COLLEGE IN FALL 2012 BY SUMMER 2018
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Associate degree from Excelsior College 41%
+ Associate degree from Excelsior College - with later transfer to another institution 5%
+ Certificate award from Excelsior College 0%
+ Certificate award from Excelsior College - with later transfer to another institution 0%
= Total Graduated from Excelsior College 46%
Enrolled at Excelsior College 22%
Transferred with no degree or certificate from Excelsior College* 26%
Current Status Unknown 6%
* Students who transferred may have subsequently earned a degree or award or be still enrolled; their status is not tracked after their transfer from Excelsior College.
Part-Time (Associate/Certificate)

First-time-at-Institution, Part-Time Students Starting Fall 2012

Number of students: 1,392

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38%
19%
22%
21%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Associate's Degree / Certificate model tracks a group of students who started an associate degree program or certificate program at Excelsior College in the Fall of 2012. The students’ progress toward a degree or certificate is reported within 6 years.

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 Excelsior College are represented by the purple bar with the solid black bar underneath ().
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Excelsior College are represented by the aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Excelsior College and transferred to another institution prior to earning a degree or certificate are represented by the orange bar with the large white stripe underneath (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled at another institution.
  • 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.

Excelsior College | Associate / Certificate Seeking Model - Part-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT EXCELSIOR COLLEGE IN FALL 2012 BY SUMMER 2018
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Associate degree from Excelsior College 32%
+ Associate degree from Excelsior College - with later transfer to another institution 6%
+ Certificate award from Excelsior College 0%
+ Certificate award from Excelsior College - with later transfer to another institution 0%
= Total Graduated from Excelsior College 38%
Enrolled at Excelsior College 19%
Transferred with no degree or certificate from Excelsior College* 22%
Current Status Unknown 21%
* Students who transferred may have subsequently earned a degree or award or be still enrolled; their status is not tracked after their transfer from Excelsior College.

Students receiving veteran’s benefits Starting Fall 2012

Number of students: 125

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46%
22%
26%
6%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Associate's Degree / Certificate model tracks a group of students who started an associate degree program or certificate program at Excelsior College in the Fall of 2012. The students’ progress toward a degree or certificate is reported within 6 years.

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 Excelsior College are represented by the purple bar with the solid black bar underneath ().
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Excelsior College are represented by the aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Excelsior College and transferred to another institution prior to earning a degree or certificate are represented by the orange bar with the large white stripe underneath (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled at another institution.
  • 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.

Excelsior College | Associate / Certificate Seeking Model - Additional

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT EXCELSIOR COLLEGE IN FALL 2012 BY SUMMER 2018
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Associate degree from Excelsior College 41%
+ Associate degree from Excelsior College - with later transfer to another institution 5%
+ Certificate award from Excelsior College 0%
+ Certificate award from Excelsior College - with later transfer to another institution 0%
= Total Graduated from Excelsior College 46%
Enrolled at Excelsior College 22%
Transferred with no degree or certificate from Excelsior College* 26%
Current Status Unknown 6%
* Students who transferred may have subsequently earned a degree or award or be still enrolled; their status is not tracked after their transfer from Excelsior College.
First-Time Part-Time (Bachelor's)

First-Time Part-Time Students Starting Fall 2008

Number of students: 680

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87%
6%
1%
1%
5%
WITHIN 10 YEARS
85%
5%
2%
1%
7%
WITHIN 8 YEARS
81%
4%
4%
1%
10%
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 Excelsior College 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 Excelsior College 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 Excelsior College 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 Excelsior College are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Excelsior College 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.

Excelsior College | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Part-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
EXCELSIOR COLLEGE 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 Excelsior College 13% 39% 61% 71% 75% 79% 81% 82% 83% 84%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Excelsior College 4% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 3% 3% 3% 3%
= Total Graduated from Excelsior College 17% 41% 63% 73% 77% 81% 84% 85% 86% 87%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 1% 1% 2% 2% 3% 4% 4% 4% 5%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 2% 0% 1% 0% 1% 1% 0% 1% 1% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 2% 1% 2% 2% 3% 4% 4% 5% 5% 6%
Enrolled at Excelsior College 76% 47% 21% 10% 6% 4% 3% 2% 1% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 1% 2% 2% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 1% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 1% 2% 3% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
Current Status Unknown 4% 10% 12% 12% 12% 10% 8% 7% 7% 5%