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.

Potomac State College of West Virginia University

At West Virginia University Potomac State College, you can take control of your future and discover the career you’ve always wanted (or even the one you never knew existed). WVU Keyser Campus is known for its small class sizes, student-centered focus and entrepreneurial spirit – for more than 1,400 students, we are a home away from home. We offer a 100-year academic tradition with more than 50 two-year degree programs that students can go onto complete at WVU Morgantown or WVU Beckley. We also offer six career-technical degree programs in areas such as Criminal Justice and Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship (SAGE). Our students might choose to stay at PSC for all four years of their academic careers to earn a bachelor of applied science degree in one of our six offerings including: Business Management, Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice, & Nursing (BSN).
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2012

Number of students: 721

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21%
16%
4%
11%
48%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
18%
12%
8%
13%
49%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
13%
7%
15%
20%
45%
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 Potomac State College of West Virginia 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 Potomac State College of West Virginia 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 Potomac State College of West Virginia 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 Potomac State College of West Virginia University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Potomac State College of West Virginia 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.

Potomac State College of West Virginia University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
POTOMAC STATE COLLEGE OF WEST VIRGINIA 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 Potomac State College of West Virginia University 0% 0% 0% 7% 12% 15%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Potomac State College of West Virginia University 0% 9% 12% 6% 6% 6%
= Total Graduated from Potomac State College of West Virginia University 0% 9% 12% 13% 18% 21%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 3% 7% 10%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 1% 2% 4% 5% 6%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 1% 2% 7% 12% 16%
Enrolled at Potomac State College of West Virginia University 94% 46% 25% 15% 8% 4%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 5% 12% 12% 9% 7%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 1% 11% 9% 8% 4% 4%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 16% 21% 20% 13% 11%
Current Status Unknown 5% 28% 40% 45% 49% 48%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2012

Number of students: 55

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25%
25%
4%
5%
41%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
15%
13%
16%
16%
40%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
16%
4%
35%
20%
25%
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 Potomac State College of West Virginia 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 Potomac State College of West Virginia 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 Potomac State College of West Virginia 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 Potomac State College of West Virginia University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Potomac State College of West Virginia 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.

Potomac State College of West Virginia University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
POTOMAC STATE COLLEGE OF WEST VIRGINIA 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 Potomac State College of West Virginia University 0% 5% 7% 13% 18% 22%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Potomac State College of West Virginia University 0% 11% 8% 2% 7% 3%
= Total Graduated from Potomac State College of West Virginia University 0% 16% 15% 15% 25% 25%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 4% 5% 7% 16%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 2% 4% 5% 8% 9% 9%
= Total Graduated from another institution 2% 4% 9% 13% 16% 25%
Enrolled at Potomac State College of West Virginia University 91% 35% 16% 16% 2% 4%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 4% 11% 9% 9% 5%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 16% 7% 7% 4% 0%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 20% 18% 16% 13% 5%
Current Status Unknown 7% 25% 42% 40% 44% 41%