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.

Auburn University

Auburn University is a public research university located in the beautiful town of Auburn, Alabama, near the Georgia state line. It is the state’s premier land-grant institution and is also a sea- and space-grant research center. About 140 undergraduate majors are offered, as well as an Honors College and over 100 graduate and professional programs. Enrollment is 27,000 students, 40 percent of whom are from out of state. Since 1856, more than 250,000 students have earned Auburn degrees. With a comprehensive mission of instruction, research, and outreach, Auburn is dedicated to improving the lives of citizens in the state, region, and nation.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 4,193

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75%
9%
3%
5%
8%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
70%
7%
9%
7%
7%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
47%
3%
34%
10%
6%
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 Auburn University 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 Auburn 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 Auburn 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 Auburn University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Auburn 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.

Auburn University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
AUBURN UNIVERSITY 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 Auburn University 0% 0% 2% 47% 70% 75%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Auburn University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Auburn University 0% 0% 2% 47% 70% 75%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 3% 6% 8%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 3% 7% 9%
Enrolled at Auburn University 99% 89% 82% 34% 9% 3%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 5% 8% 8% 5% 4%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 2% 3% 2% 2% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 7% 11% 10% 7% 5%
Current Status Unknown 1% 4% 5% 6% 7% 8%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 1,219

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69%
14%
3%
4%
10%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
61%
10%
11%
7%
11%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
15%
2%
68%
10%
5%
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 Auburn University 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 Auburn 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 Auburn 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 Auburn University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Auburn 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.

Auburn University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
AUBURN UNIVERSITY 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 Auburn University 0% 15% 43% 61% 66% 69%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Auburn University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Auburn University 0% 15% 43% 61% 66% 69%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 1% 3% 7% 8% 10%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 1% 2% 3% 4% 4%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 2% 5% 10% 12% 14%
Enrolled at Auburn University 97% 68% 33% 11% 6% 3%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 7% 7% 5% 4% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 3% 3% 2% 1% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 10% 10% 7% 5% 4%
Current Status Unknown 3% 5% 9% 11% 11% 10%