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.

San Diego State University

San Diego State University is a major public research institution that provides transformative experiences, both inside and outside of the classroom, for its more than 36,000 students. The university offers bachelor's degrees in 91 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas and doctorates in 22 areas. Students participate in research, international experiences, sustainability and entrepreneurship initiatives, internships and mentoring, and a broad range of student life and leadership opportunities. The university’s rich campus life features opportunities for students to participate in, and engage with, the creative and performing arts, a Division I athletics program and the vibrant cultural life of the San Diego region.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 2,994

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74%
7%
5%
5%
9%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
65%
5%
15%
7%
8%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
34%
2%
47%
10%
7%
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 San Diego State 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 San Diego State 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 San Diego State 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 San Diego State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at San Diego State 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.

San Diego State University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
SAN DIEGO STATE 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 San Diego State University 0% 0% 1% 34% 65% 74%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from San Diego State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from San Diego State University 0% 0% 1% 34% 65% 74%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 2% 5% 6%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 2% 5% 7%
Enrolled at San Diego State University 97% 88% 81% 47% 15% 5%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 3% 5% 5% 3% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 4% 6% 5% 4% 3%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 7% 11% 10% 7% 5%
Current Status Unknown 3% 5% 7% 7% 8% 9%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 1,897

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88%
3%
1%
2%
6%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
85%
2%
4%
2%
7%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
45%
49%
2%
4%
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 San Diego State 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 San Diego State 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 San Diego State 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 San Diego State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at San Diego State 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.

San Diego State University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
SAN DIEGO STATE 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 San Diego State University 1% 45% 78% 85% 87% 88%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from San Diego State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from San Diego State University 1% 45% 78% 85% 87% 88%
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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% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from another institution 1% 0% 1% 2% 2% 3%
Enrolled at San Diego State University 96% 49% 13% 4% 1% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 1% 2% 1% 1% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 2% 3% 2% 2% 2%
Current Status Unknown 2% 4% 5% 7% 8% 6%