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.

The University of Alabama

The University of Alabama (UA), the State of Alabama's oldest public university, is a senior comprehensive doctoral-level institution. The University was established by constitutional provision under statutory mandates and authorizations (1818 to 1820). Since enrolling the first students in 1831, UA has been committed to supporting the aspirations of its students. Our mission is to advance the intellectual and social condition of the people of the State, the nation, and the world through the creation, translation, and dissemination of knowledge with an emphasis on quality programs of teaching, research, and service. Twenty agencies accredit programs offered at UA. UA offers 193 degree programs, including 72 baccalaureate, 67 master’s, six educational specialists, and 48 doctoral degrees. SACSCOC is the primary accreditor of UA for access to USDOE Title IV funding.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 5,443

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69%
10%
3%
6%
12%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
64%
7%
9%
9%
11%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
44%
2%
31%
13%
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 The University of Alabama in the Fall of 2010. 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 The University of Alabama 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 The University of Alabama 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 The University of Alabama are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at The University of Alabama 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.

The University of Alabama | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IN FALL 2010 BY SUMMER 2016
 
2010-11
 
2011-12
 
2012-13
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2013-14
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2014-15
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2015-16
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Bachelor's degree from The University of Alabama 0% 0% 2% 44% 64% 69%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from The University of Alabama 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from The University of Alabama 0% 0% 2% 44% 64% 69%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 2% 6% 8%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 2%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 2% 7% 10%
Enrolled at The University of Alabama 98% 86% 76% 31% 9% 3%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 6% 10% 10% 6% 4%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 4% 4% 3% 3% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 10% 14% 13% 9% 6%
Current Status Unknown 2% 4% 8% 10% 11% 12%

Students receiving veteran’s benefits Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 261

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64%
9%
6%
8%
13%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
59%
6%
13%
11%
11%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
33%
1%
42%
13%
11%
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 The University of Alabama in the Fall of 2010. 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 The University of Alabama 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 The University of Alabama 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 The University of Alabama are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at The University of Alabama 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.

The University of Alabama | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Additional

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IN FALL 2010 BY SUMMER 2016
 
2010-11
 
2011-12
 
2012-13
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2013-14
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2014-15
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2015-16
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Bachelor's degree from The University of Alabama 0% 0% 2% 33% 59% 64%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from The University of Alabama 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from The University of Alabama 0% 0% 2% 33% 59% 64%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 1% 4% 7%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 0% 2% 2%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 1% 1% 6% 9%
Enrolled at The University of Alabama 99% 90% 80% 42% 13% 6%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 4% 6% 8% 8% 5%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 3% 4% 5% 3% 3%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 7% 10% 13% 11% 8%
Current Status Unknown 1% 3% 7% 11% 11% 13%

Pell Grant Recipients Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 1,150

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56%
9%
4%
9%
22%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
48%
7%
14%
12%
19%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
29%
4%
36%
16%
15%
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 The University of Alabama in the Fall of 2010. 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 The University of Alabama 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 The University of Alabama 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 The University of Alabama are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at The University of Alabama 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.

The University of Alabama | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Additional

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IN FALL 2010 BY SUMMER 2016
 
2010-11
 
2011-12
 
2012-13
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2013-14
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2014-15
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2015-16
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Bachelor's degree from The University of Alabama 0% 0% 1% 29% 48% 56%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from The University of Alabama 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from The University of Alabama 0% 0% 1% 29% 48% 56%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 3% 5% 7%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 1% 2% 2%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 1% 4% 7% 9%
Enrolled at The University of Alabama 99% 81% 70% 36% 14% 4%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 7% 10% 10% 7% 5%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 4% 7% 6% 5% 4%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 11% 17% 16% 12% 9%
Current Status Unknown 1% 8% 11% 15% 19% 22%

Students of Color Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 1,032

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58%
9%
6%
9%
18%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
52%
6%
14%
11%
17%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
33%
2%
37%
15%
13%
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 The University of Alabama in the Fall of 2010. 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 The University of Alabama 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 The University of Alabama 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 The University of Alabama are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at The University of Alabama 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.

The University of Alabama | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Additional

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IN FALL 2010 BY SUMMER 2016
 
2010-11
 
2011-12
 
2012-13
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2013-14
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2014-15
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2015-16
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Bachelor's degree from The University of Alabama 0% 0% 2% 33% 52% 58%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from The University of Alabama 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from The University of Alabama 0% 0% 2% 33% 52% 58%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 2% 5% 7%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 2%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 2% 6% 9%
Enrolled at The University of Alabama 99% 85% 73% 37% 14% 6%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 6% 10% 11% 8% 6%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 4% 5% 4% 3% 3%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 10% 15% 15% 11% 9%
Current Status Unknown 1% 5% 10% 13% 17% 18%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 1,205

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66%
10%
1%
4%
19%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
58%
6%
12%
8%
16%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
12%
70%
8%
10%
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 The University of Alabama in the Fall of 2010. 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 The University of Alabama 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 The University of Alabama 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 The University of Alabama are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at The University of Alabama 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.

The University of Alabama | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IN FALL 2010 BY SUMMER 2016
 
2010-11
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2011-12
 
2012-13
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2013-14
 
2014-15
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2015-16
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Bachelor's degree from The University of Alabama 0% 12% 42% 58% 64% 66%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from The University of Alabama 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from The University of Alabama 0% 12% 42% 58% 64% 66%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 2% 4% 5% 6%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 2% 2% 3% 4%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 4% 6% 8% 10%
Enrolled at The University of Alabama 96% 70% 32% 12% 5% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 5% 6% 5% 4% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 3% 4% 3% 2% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 8% 10% 8% 6% 4%
Current Status Unknown 4% 10% 12% 16% 17% 19%

Students receiving veteran’s benefits Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 101

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64%
4%
1%
4%
27%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
53%
3%
20%
5%
19%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
13%
75%
5%
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 The University of Alabama in the Fall of 2010. 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 The University of Alabama 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 The University of Alabama 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 The University of Alabama are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at The University of Alabama 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.

The University of Alabama | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Additional

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IN FALL 2010 BY SUMMER 2016
 
2010-11
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2011-12
 
2012-13
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2013-14
 
2014-15
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2015-16
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Bachelor's degree from The University of Alabama 0% 13% 36% 53% 58% 64%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from The University of Alabama 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from The University of Alabama 0% 13% 36% 53% 58% 64%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 2% 2% 2% 2%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 1% 2% 2%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 3% 3% 4% 4%
Enrolled at The University of Alabama 99% 75% 43% 20% 8% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 3% 2% 1% 3% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 2% 4% 4% 2% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 5% 6% 5% 5% 4%
Current Status Unknown 1% 7% 12% 19% 25% 27%

Pell Grant Recipients Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 494

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59%
9%
2%
6%
24%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
52%
4%
13%
8%
23%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
12%
68%
10%
10%
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 The University of Alabama in the Fall of 2010. 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 The University of Alabama 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 The University of Alabama 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 The University of Alabama are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at The University of Alabama 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.

The University of Alabama | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Additional

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IN FALL 2010 BY SUMMER 2016
 
2010-11
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2011-12
 
2012-13
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2013-14
 
2014-15
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2015-16
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Bachelor's degree from The University of Alabama 1% 12% 38% 52% 56% 59%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from The University of Alabama 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from The University of Alabama 1% 12% 38% 52% 56% 59%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 2% 3% 4% 5%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 1% 2% 4%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 3% 4% 6% 9%
Enrolled at The University of Alabama 97% 68% 33% 13% 6% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 6% 7% 6% 5% 4%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 4% 4% 2% 2% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 10% 11% 8% 7% 6%
Current Status Unknown 2% 10% 15% 23% 25% 24%

Students of Color Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 245

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54%
11%
2%
8%
25%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
45%
6%
14%
11%
24%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
11%
70%
9%
10%
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 The University of Alabama in the Fall of 2010. 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 The University of Alabama 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 The University of Alabama 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 The University of Alabama are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at The University of Alabama 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.

The University of Alabama | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Additional

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IN FALL 2010 BY SUMMER 2016
 
2010-11
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2011-12
 
2012-13
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2013-14
 
2014-15
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2015-16
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Bachelor's degree from The University of Alabama 0% 11% 31% 45% 51% 54%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from The University of Alabama 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from The University of Alabama 0% 11% 31% 45% 51% 54%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 2% 4% 5% 7%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 2% 2% 2% 4%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 4% 6% 7% 11%
Enrolled at The University of Alabama 98% 70% 36% 14% 7% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 6% 9% 8% 8% 6%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 3% 3% 3% 1% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 9% 12% 11% 9% 8%
Current Status Unknown 2% 10% 17% 24% 26% 25%