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.

California State University-Los Angeles

Founded in 1947, Cal State LA is the premier public comprehensive university in the heart of Los Angeles. More than 27,000 students and more than 240,000 alumni – with a wide range of interests, ages and backgrounds – reflect the region’s dynamic mix of populations. Cal State LA provides a transformative educational experience for students. Approximately 60 percent of them are the first in their families to attend college. The University has eight colleges that are recognized for outstanding academic programs and professors who are accomplished mentors and researchers. Cal State LA features top programs in criminalistics, engineering, nursing and science. The National Science Foundation lists Cal State LA as the top baccalaureate institution of origin for Latino science and engineering Ph.D. recipients among all undergraduate and master’s colleges and universities in the continental U.S. Cal State LA also has a hydrogen research and fueling facility that is at the forefront of California’s effort to become a national leader in the use of zero-emission vehicles. The facility recently became the first in the world to sell hydrogen by the kilogram to members of the public who operate fuel cell electrical vehicles. The University’s Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center is the largest municipal, regional collaborative crime center in the U.S. and home to respected criminalistics programs. This state-of-the-art facility is where “CSI” meets real-life police forensics and university academics. Cal State L.A. is also home to the critically-acclaimed Luckman Jazz Orchestra and to an Honors College for high-achieving students. Other University facilities—including the Wallis Annenberg Integrated Sciences Complex, and a television, film and media studies center—provide students with access to the tools, technology and resources needed to become the innovative leaders for tomorrow.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 1,877

roll over each bar for detail data

45%
3%
18%
13%
21%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
28%
2%
38%
13%
19%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
6%
63%
15%
16%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
view detail data for graph »
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 California State University-Los Angeles in the Fall of 2009. 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 California State University-Los Angeles 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 California State University-Los Angeles 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 California State University-Los Angeles are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at California State University-Los Angeles 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.

California State University-Los Angeles | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY-LOS ANGELES IN FALL 2009 BY SUMMER 2015
 
2009-10
 
2010-11
 
2011-12
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2012-13
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2013-14
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2014-15
+ view details
Bachelor's degree from California State University-Los Angeles 0% 0% 0% 6% 28% 45%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from California State University-Los Angeles 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from California State University-Los Angeles 0% 0% 0% 6% 28% 45%
+ view details
Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% 3%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% 3%
Enrolled at California State University-Los Angeles 97% 83% 75% 63% 38% 18%
+ view details
Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 1% 3% 4% 3% 4%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 9% 10% 11% 10% 9%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 10% 13% 15% 13% 13%
Current Status Unknown 3% 7% 12% 16% 19% 21%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 1,246

roll over each bar for detail data

48%
7%
2%
7%
36%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
42%
3%
15%
9%
31%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
15%
73%
5%
7%
WITHIN 2 YEARS
view detail data for graph »
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 California State University-Los Angeles in the Fall of 2009. 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 California State University-Los Angeles 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 California State University-Los Angeles 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 California State University-Los Angeles are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at California State University-Los Angeles 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.

California State University-Los Angeles | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY-LOS ANGELES IN FALL 2009 BY SUMMER 2015
 
2009-10
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2010-11
 
2011-12
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2012-13
 
2013-14
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2014-15
+ view details
Bachelor's degree from California State University-Los Angeles 0% 15% 34% 42% 46% 48%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from California State University-Los Angeles 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from California State University-Los Angeles 0% 15% 34% 42% 46% 48%
+ view details
Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 2% 3% 5% 7%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 2% 3% 5% 7%
Enrolled at California State University-Los Angeles 95% 73% 41% 15% 5% 2%
+ view details
Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 3% 5% 5% 5% 4%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 2% 4% 4% 3% 3%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 5% 9% 9% 8% 7%
Current Status Unknown 5% 7% 14% 31% 36% 36%