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 Colorado Boulder

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to attracting and retaining successful students from diverse backgrounds. CU Boulder’s academic programs promote student success through enhanced instruction, collaborative learning groups, leadership activities, academic technologies, scholarships, research experiences, mentoring, advising, tutoring, and community service. A variety of other programs provide resources to help eliminate barriers to student learning and success, including services for students from underrepresented populations (e.g., students of color, military veterans, low-income students, students with disabilities), a career services center, and counseling services.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 5,143

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69%
12%
3%
5%
11%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
66%
9%
8%
8%
9%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
47%
4%
29%
12%
8%
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 Colorado Boulder 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 Colorado Boulder 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 Colorado Boulder 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 Colorado Boulder are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of Colorado Boulder 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 Colorado Boulder | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER 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 Colorado Boulder 0% 0% 1% 47% 66% 69%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of Colorado Boulder 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of Colorado Boulder 0% 0% 1% 47% 66% 69%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 3% 8% 10%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 1% 1% 2%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 1% 4% 9% 12%
Enrolled at University of Colorado Boulder 98% 84% 77% 29% 8% 3%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 7% 11% 9% 6% 4%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 4% 3% 3% 2% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 11% 14% 12% 8% 5%
Current Status Unknown 2% 5% 7% 8% 9% 11%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 1,120

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62%
12%
2%
4%
20%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
55%
6%
10%
7%
22%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
10%
63%
9%
18%
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 Colorado Boulder 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 Colorado Boulder 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 Colorado Boulder 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 Colorado Boulder are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of Colorado Boulder 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 Colorado Boulder | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER 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 Colorado Boulder 0% 10% 38% 55% 59% 62%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of Colorado Boulder 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of Colorado Boulder 0% 10% 38% 55% 59% 62%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 2% 5% 8% 10%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 1% 2% 2%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 3% 6% 10% 12%
Enrolled at University of Colorado Boulder 94% 63% 32% 10% 5% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 7% 8% 6% 4% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 9% 9% 7% 5% 4%
Current Status Unknown 5% 18% 18% 22% 21% 20%

Students receiving veteran’s benefits Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 41

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68%
12%
2%
5%
13%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
68%
7%
2%
7%
16%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
7%
78%
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 University of Colorado Boulder 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 Colorado Boulder 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 Colorado Boulder 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 Colorado Boulder are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of Colorado Boulder 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 Colorado Boulder | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Additional

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER 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 Colorado Boulder 0% 7% 34% 68% 68% 68%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of Colorado Boulder 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of Colorado Boulder 0% 7% 34% 68% 68% 68%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 5% 7% 10%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 2% 0% 0% 2% 2% 2%
= Total Graduated from another institution 2% 0% 0% 7% 9% 12%
Enrolled at University of Colorado Boulder 98% 78% 41% 2% 5% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 5% 10% 7% 2% 0%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 5% 2% 0% 0% 5%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 10% 12% 7% 2% 5%
Current Status Unknown 0% 5% 13% 16% 16% 13%

Pell Grant Recipients Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 848

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63%
12%
4%
6%
15%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
37%
3%
35%
14%
11%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
81%
12%
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 University of Colorado Boulder 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 Colorado Boulder 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 Colorado Boulder 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 Colorado Boulder are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of Colorado Boulder 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 Colorado Boulder | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Additional

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER 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 Colorado Boulder 0% 0% 2% 37% 56% 63%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of Colorado Boulder 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of Colorado Boulder 0% 0% 2% 37% 56% 63%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 2% 7% 10%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 2%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 3% 8% 12%
Enrolled at University of Colorado Boulder 99% 81% 72% 35% 12% 4%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 7% 11% 10% 7% 5%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 5% 5% 4% 4% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 12% 16% 14% 11% 6%
Current Status Unknown 1% 7% 10% 11% 13% 15%

Students of Color Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 1,004

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65%
11%
5%
7%
12%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
41%
3%
35%
14%
7%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
83%
11%
6%
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 Colorado Boulder 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 Colorado Boulder 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 Colorado Boulder 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 Colorado Boulder are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of Colorado Boulder 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 Colorado Boulder | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Additional

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER 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 Colorado Boulder 0% 0% 1% 41% 61% 65%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of Colorado Boulder 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of Colorado Boulder 0% 0% 1% 41% 61% 65%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 2% 7% 9%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 2%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 3% 8% 11%
Enrolled at University of Colorado Boulder 98% 83% 77% 35% 12% 5%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 6% 11% 10% 7% 5%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 5% 5% 4% 2% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 11% 16% 14% 9% 7%
Current Status Unknown 2% 6% 6% 7% 10% 12%