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.

University of California-Santa Barbara

UC Santa Barbara is internationally recognized for its for teaching and research and is distinguished by its interdisciplinary programs and a commitment to innovation. Located on the coast approximately 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles, the University was ranked No. 2 out of the top 500 universities in the world for research productivity and impact in the 2013 Leiden Ranking. UCSB’s distinguished faculty includes six Nobel Laureates as well as winners of the National Medal of Science, Fields Medal and Millennium Technology Prize, plus dozens of Fulbright, MacArthur and Guggenheim fellowships. Because education and research go hand in hand at UC Santa Barbara, students are full participants in an educational journey of discovery that stimulates independent thought, critical reasoning and creativity.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 3,696

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82%
7%
1%
4%
6%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
80%
4%
4%
6%
6%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
69%
3%
18%
7%
3%
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 University of California-Santa Barbara 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 University of California-Santa Barbara 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 University of California-Santa Barbara 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 University of California-Santa Barbara are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of California-Santa Barbara 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.

University of California-Santa Barbara | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-SANTA BARBARA 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 University of California-Santa Barbara 0% 0% 3% 69% 80% 82%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of California-Santa Barbara 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of California-Santa Barbara 0% 0% 3% 69% 80% 82%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 3% 4% 6%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 3% 4% 7%
Enrolled at University of California-Santa Barbara 99% 92% 83% 18% 4% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 2% 5% 3% 3% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 3% 5% 4% 3% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 5% 10% 7% 6% 4%
Current Status Unknown 1% 3% 4% 3% 6% 6%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 1,527

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92%
4%
1%
3%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
91%
3%
1%
1%
4%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
71%
1%
23%
2%
3%
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 University of California-Santa Barbara 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 University of California-Santa Barbara 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 University of California-Santa Barbara 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 University of California-Santa Barbara are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of California-Santa Barbara 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.

University of California-Santa Barbara | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-SANTA BARBARA 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 University of California-Santa Barbara 1% 71% 88% 91% 92% 92%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of California-Santa Barbara 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of California-Santa Barbara 1% 71% 88% 91% 92% 92%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 2% 2% 3%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 1% 1% 2% 3% 3% 4%
Enrolled at University of California-Santa Barbara 89% 23% 4% 1% 0% 0%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 2% 2% 1% 0% 0%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 0% 1% 0% 2% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 2% 3% 1% 2% 1%
Current Status Unknown 9% 3% 3% 4% 3% 3%