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.

Georgia Southwestern State University

Georgia Southwestern State University, founded in 1906, is a comprehensive university serving a diverse population of students, offering a range of strong undergraduate and graduate programs in a vibrant learning environment. The University is a collegial community that values collaboration and community engagement with an emphasis on faculty, staff, and student interactions. An active student body and state-of-the-art amenities enhance the learning experience on a visually appealing campus located in historic Americus, Georgia. Georgia Southwestern fulfills its commitment to research and public service through the individual efforts of an outstanding faculty and the focused activities of specific centers, such as The Rosalynn Carter Institute, which serves as a regional and national focal point for research and public service in the area of caregiving. GSW offers a full range of bachelor degree programs, along with selected master’s degree programs in computer science, business, education, and nursing. GSW serves students primarily from southwest Georgia, with a growing number of students from across the state, as well as out-of-state, international, and on-line students. The student population is very diverse, including sizable groups of students often considered to have special challenges in completing college, such as non-traditional, first-generation, and low income students. GSW is dedicated to helping students successfully make the transition to higher education and is implementing strategies that have been shown to have high impact among low-income and first-generation college students, as outlined in our Complete College Georgia plan. Complete College Georgia is a state-wide initiative aimed at redesigning higher education to increase the number of college graduates with the knowledge and skills to meet the needs of a globally competitive workforce.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2011

Number of students: 387

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24%
24%
8%
14%
30%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
20%
17%
13%
23%
27%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
11%
7%
27%
29%
26%
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 Georgia Southwestern State University in the Fall of 2011. 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 Georgia Southwestern 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 Georgia Southwestern 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 Georgia Southwestern State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Georgia Southwestern 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.

Georgia Southwestern State University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
GEORGIA SOUTHWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2011 BY SUMMER 2017
 
2011-12
 
2012-13
 
2013-14
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2014-15
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2015-16
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2016-17
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Bachelor's degree from Georgia Southwestern State University 0% 0% 1% 11% 20% 24%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Georgia Southwestern State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Georgia Southwestern State University 0% 0% 1% 11% 20% 24%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 2% 9% 16%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 1% 4% 5% 8% 8%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 1% 4% 7% 17% 24%
Enrolled at Georgia Southwestern State University 97% 64% 46% 27% 13% 8%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 13% 20% 23% 17% 10%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 7% 8% 6% 6% 4%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 20% 28% 29% 23% 14%
Current Status Unknown 3% 15% 21% 26% 27% 30%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2011

Number of students: 282

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60%
14%
2%
5%
19%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
57%
10%
8%
10%
15%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
33%
2%
41%
13%
11%
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 Georgia Southwestern State University in the Fall of 2011. 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 Georgia Southwestern 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 Georgia Southwestern 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 Georgia Southwestern State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Georgia Southwestern 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.

Georgia Southwestern State University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
GEORGIA SOUTHWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2011 BY SUMMER 2017
 
2011-12
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2012-13
 
2013-14
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2014-15
 
2015-16
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2016-17
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Bachelor's degree from Georgia Southwestern State University 3% 33% 48% 57% 59% 60%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Georgia Southwestern State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Georgia Southwestern State University 3% 33% 48% 57% 59% 60%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 1% 4% 6% 9% 10%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 2% 1% 0% 4% 2% 4%
= Total Graduated from another institution 2% 2% 4% 10% 11% 14%
Enrolled at Georgia Southwestern State University 93% 41% 19% 8% 3% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 11% 11% 8% 6% 4%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 2% 4% 2% 1% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 13% 15% 10% 7% 5%
Current Status Unknown 2% 11% 14% 15% 20% 19%