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 Southern University

Georgia Southern University is a public, Carnegie Doctoral/Research university devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship, and service. The University's hallmark is a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success. Georgia Southern's nationally accredited academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies prepare a diverse and select undergraduate and graduate student population for leadership and service as world citizens. Faculty, staff, and students embrace core values expressed through integrity, civility, kindness, collaboration, and a commitment to lifelong learning, wellness, and social responsibility. Central to the University's mission is the faculty's dedication to excellence in teaching and the development of a fertile learning environment exemplified by a free exchange of ideas, high academic expectations, and individual responsibility for academic achievement. Georgia Southern faculty are teacher-scholars whose primary responsibility is the creation of learning experiences of the highest quality, informed by scholarly practice, research, and creative activities. The University offers a student-centered environment enhanced by technology, transcultural experiences, private and public partnerships, and stewardship of a safe residential campus recognized for its natural beauty. Georgia Southern University is committed to advancing the State of Georgia and the region through the benefits of higher education, offering baccalaureate through doctoral degrees and a variety of outreach programs. The University fosters access to its educational programs, provides a comprehensive and fulfilling university experience, and enhances quality of life in the region through collaborative relationships supporting education, health care and human services, cultural experiences, scientific and technological advancement, athletics, and regional development.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 3,597

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52%
18%
4%
9%
17%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
48%
13%
10%
13%
16%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
27%
5%
33%
21%
14%
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 Southern 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 Georgia Southern 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 Southern 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 Southern University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Georgia Southern 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 Southern University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
GEORGIA SOUTHERN 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 Georgia Southern University 0% 0% 1% 27% 48% 52%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Georgia Southern University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Georgia Southern University 0% 0% 1% 27% 48% 52%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 4% 11% 15%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 1% 2% 3%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 5% 13% 18%
Enrolled at Georgia Southern University 98% 82% 67% 33% 10% 4%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 8% 17% 18% 10% 7%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 3% 4% 3% 3% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 11% 21% 21% 13% 9%
Current Status Unknown 2% 7% 11% 14% 16% 17%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 1,065

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65%
14%
2%
4%
15%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
58%
8%
10%
10%
14%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
12%
71%
10%
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 Georgia Southern 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 Georgia Southern 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 Southern 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 Southern University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Georgia Southern 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 Southern University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
GEORGIA SOUTHERN 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 Georgia Southern University 0% 12% 42% 58% 64% 65%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Georgia Southern University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Georgia Southern University 0% 12% 42% 58% 64% 65%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 3% 5% 7% 9%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 2% 3% 4% 5%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 5% 8% 11% 14%
Enrolled at Georgia Southern University 96% 71% 32% 10% 4% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 8% 9% 7% 5% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 2% 3% 3% 2% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 10% 12% 10% 7% 4%
Current Status Unknown 4% 7% 9% 14% 14% 15%
First-Time Part-Time

First-Time Part-Time Students Starting Fall 2006

Number of students: 18

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17%
11%
6%
6%
60%
WITHIN 10 YEARS
17%
11%
6%
6%
60%
WITHIN 8 YEARS
6%
5%
17%
28%
44%
WITHIN 6 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 Southern University in the Fall of 2006. 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 Southern 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 Southern 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 Southern University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Georgia Southern 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 Southern University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Part-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2006 BY SUMMER 2016
 
2006-07
 
2007-08
 
2008-09
 
2009-10
 
2010-11
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2011-12
 
2012-13
WITHIN 8 YEARS
2013-14
 
2014-15
WITHIN 10 YEARS
2015-16
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Bachelor's degree from Georgia Southern University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 6% 17% 17% 17% 17%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Georgia Southern University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Georgia Southern University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 6% 17% 17% 17% 17%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 5% 5% 5% 11% 11% 11%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 5% 5% 5% 11% 11% 11%
Enrolled at Georgia Southern University 83% 72% 39% 33% 22% 17% 11% 6% 6% 6%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 6% 6% 22% 11% 11% 11% 0% 0% 6% 6%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 5% 0% 11% 17% 17% 6% 6% 0% 0%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
6% 11% 22% 22% 28% 28% 6% 6% 6% 6%
Current Status Unknown 11% 17% 39% 45% 45% 44% 61% 60% 60% 60%
Part-Time Transfer

Part-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2006

Number of students: 67

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47%
21%
3%
5%
24%
WITHIN 10 YEARS
47%
19%
2%
2%
30%
WITHIN 8 YEARS
45%
15%
3%
8%
29%
WITHIN 6 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 Southern University in the Fall of 2006. 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 Southern 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 Southern 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 Southern University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Georgia Southern 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 Southern University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Part-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2006 BY SUMMER 2016
 
2006-07
 
2007-08
 
2008-09
 
2009-10
 
2010-11
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2011-12
 
2012-13
WITHIN 8 YEARS
2013-14
 
2014-15
WITHIN 10 YEARS
2015-16
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Bachelor's degree from Georgia Southern University 0% 6% 23% 39% 44% 45% 45% 47% 47% 47%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Georgia Southern University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Georgia Southern University 0% 6% 23% 39% 44% 45% 45% 47% 47% 47%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 2% 5% 5% 6% 9% 9% 9% 9%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 3% 3% 4% 4% 4% 9% 9% 10% 12% 12%
= Total Graduated from another institution 3% 3% 6% 9% 9% 15% 18% 19% 21% 21%
Enrolled at Georgia Southern University 94% 70% 38% 15% 9% 3% 5% 2% 0% 3%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 8% 12% 9% 5% 6% 2% 2% 2% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 0% 2% 0% 3% 2% 1% 0% 0% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 8% 14% 9% 8% 8% 3% 2% 2% 5%
Current Status Unknown 3% 13% 19% 28% 30% 29% 29% 30% 30% 24%