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.

Tennessee Wesleyan University

In keeping with the spirit of the liberal arts, Tennessee Wesleyan University seeks within the framework of the Judeo-Christian tradition to provide for students the highest quality educational experience; to promote personal responsibility, integrity, and purpose; and to prepare students for a life of leadership and service in an ever-changing global community. Tennessee Wesleyan takes pride in its role as a comprehensive church-related university and accepts the challenge of advancing a community of learning on the main campus in Athens as well as the Knoxville site that serves nursing and evening students. The University serves a student body comprised of traditional and non-traditional students, non-degree-seeking adult learners and international students. Highly qualified faculty and staff are committed to assisting students in the realization of their full potential by providing appropriate career, pre-professional and professional education and/or requisite preparation for continued study in graduate school. The University offers baccalaureate programs in fine arts, humanities, natural and social sciences as well as business, nursing, other career-related areas and teacher certification. In addition to its undergraduate programs, Tennessee Wesleyan also offers master’s programs in business, education, and allied health. The University's curriculum is designed to prepare graduates to be knowledgeable, to think critically and creatively, and to develop a basis for effective judgment. History of Tennessee Wesleyan University Tennessee Wesleyan University, founded in 1857 as Athens Female College, has evolved into a four-year liberal arts institution, offering the first baccalaureate degrees on its centennial anniversary. Throughout its history, the university has enjoyed an ongoing relationship with the Methodist Church, which has prompted several growths for the college over the years. More than 150 years after its institution, Tennessee Wesleyan University has never lost its identity and place as an important center of learning in Southeast Tennessee. Tennessee Wesleyan provides outstanding educational opportunities for its students. The University offers more than thirty undergraduate majors, several graduate programs, as well as evening degree completion program for professional advancement. TWU also offers a renowned nursing program with an off-campus instructional site in Knoxville, Tenn., which provides exceptional educational and clinical opportunities for those seeking a nursing degree. Today, Tennessee Wesleyan proudly continues its tradition of providing students with the excellent resources and support they need to learn..serve..lead…and believe.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2011

Number of students: 206

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40%
18%
2%
9%
31%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
38%
12%
6%
15%
29%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
30%
8%
17%
19%
26%
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 Tennessee Wesleyan University 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 Tennessee Wesleyan 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 Tennessee Wesleyan 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 Tennessee Wesleyan University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Tennessee Wesleyan 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.

Tennessee Wesleyan University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
TENNESSEE WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY 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 Tennessee Wesleyan University 0% 0% 2% 30% 38% 40%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Tennessee Wesleyan University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Tennessee Wesleyan University 0% 0% 2% 30% 38% 40%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 4% 9% 12%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 1% 2% 4% 3% 6%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 1% 2% 8% 12% 18%
Enrolled at Tennessee Wesleyan University 97% 62% 49% 17% 6% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 10% 14% 14% 8% 5%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 8% 7% 5% 7% 4%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 18% 21% 19% 15% 9%
Current Status Unknown 3% 19% 26% 26% 29% 31%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2011

Number of students: 136

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78%
3%
2%
17%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
73%
2%
4%
1%
20%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
58%
1%
24%
6%
11%
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 Tennessee Wesleyan University 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 Tennessee Wesleyan 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 Tennessee Wesleyan 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 Tennessee Wesleyan University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Tennessee Wesleyan 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.

Tennessee Wesleyan University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
TENNESSEE WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY 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 Tennessee Wesleyan University 2% 58% 70% 73% 76% 78%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Tennessee Wesleyan University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Tennessee Wesleyan University 2% 58% 70% 73% 76% 78%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 1% 1% 2%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 2% 1% 0% 1% 1% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 2% 1% 1% 2% 2% 3%
Enrolled at Tennessee Wesleyan University 92% 24% 5% 4% 1% 0%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 4% 3% 1% 1% 1%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 2% 0% 0% 0% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 6% 3% 1% 1% 2%
Current Status Unknown 4% 11% 21% 20% 20% 17%