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.

Colorado School of Mines

Colorado School of Mines is a public research university devoted to engineering and applied science. It has the highest admissions standards of any public university in Colorado and among the highest of any public university in the U.S. Mines has distinguished itself by developing a curriculum and research program geared towards responsible stewardship of the earth and its resources. In addition to strong education and research programs in traditional fields of science and engineering, Mines is one of a very few institutions in the world having broad expertise in resource exploration, extraction, production and utilization. As such, Mines occupies a unique position among the world's institutions of higher education. Since its founding in 1874, the translation of the school's mission into educational programs has been influenced by the needs of society. Those needs are now focused more clearly than ever before. The world faces a crisis in balancing resource availability with environmental protection and Mines and its programs are central to the solution. Mines offers all the advantages of a world-class research institution with a size that allows for personal attention.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 875

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77%
9%
1%
5%
8%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
73%
7%
6%
7%
7%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
52%
3%
29%
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 Colorado School of Mines 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 Colorado School of Mines 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 Colorado School of Mines 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 Colorado School of Mines are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Colorado School of Mines 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.

Colorado School of Mines | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES 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 Colorado School of Mines 0% 0% 1% 52% 73% 77%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Colorado School of Mines 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Colorado School of Mines 0% 0% 1% 52% 73% 77%
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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 Colorado School of Mines 97% 93% 82% 29% 6% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 4% 9% 8% 6% 4%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 0% 2% 2% 1% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 4% 11% 10% 7% 5%
Current Status Unknown 3% 3% 6% 6% 7% 8%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 73

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76%
7%
3%
14%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
67%
5%
10%
6%
12%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
6%
1%
82%
6%
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 Colorado School of Mines 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 Colorado School of Mines 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 Colorado School of Mines 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 Colorado School of Mines are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Colorado School of Mines 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.

Colorado School of Mines | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES 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 Colorado School of Mines 0% 6% 42% 67% 75% 76%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Colorado School of Mines 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Colorado School of Mines 0% 6% 42% 67% 75% 76%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 1% 3% 3%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 1% 2% 4% 2% 4%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 1% 3% 5% 5% 7%
Enrolled at Colorado School of Mines 88% 82% 39% 10% 3% 0%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 6% 4% 4% 3% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 0% 0% 2% 1% 0%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 6% 4% 6% 4% 3%
Current Status Unknown 12% 5% 12% 12% 13% 14%