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.

Northern Illinois University

Located in one of the most dynamic regions of the country, NIU is a comprehensive teaching and research institution with a diverse student body of more than 21,000 offering approximately 70 fields of study for undergraduate students in the Colleges of Business, Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts.

Bachelor's Seeking Model

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2007

Number of students: 2,981

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50.5%
12.0%
4.1%
11.2%
22.2%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
44.2%
9.1%
12.2%
15.7%
18.8%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
26.0%
5.1%
31.8%
21.2%
15.9%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown
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The SAM Bachelor’s Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor’s degree program at Northern Illinois University in the Fall of 2007. 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 Northern Illinois 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 Northern Illinois 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 Northern Illinois University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Northern Illinois 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.

Northern Illinois University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2007 BY SUMMER 2013
 
2008-09
 
2009-10
 
2010-11
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2011-12
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2012-13
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2013-14
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Bachelor's degree from Northern Illinois University 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 26.0% 44.2% 50.5%
+ Associate degree from Northern Illinois University 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
= Total Graduated from Northern Illinois University 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 26.0% 44.2% 50.5%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 1.8% 5.5% 8.1%
+ Associate degree from another institution 0.0% 0.7% 2.6% 3.3% 3.6% 3.9%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0.0% 0.7% 2.7% 5.1% 9.1% 12.0%
Enrolled at Northern Illinois University 98.3% 74.9% 61.8% 31.8% 12.2% 4.1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0.2% 4.7% 7.9% 9.7% 6.6% 4.9%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0.3% 12.8% 15.8% 11.4% 9.1% 6.3%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0.5% 17.4% 23.7% 21.2% 15.7% 11.2%
Current Status Unknown 1.2% 7.0% 11.4% 15.9% 18.8% 22.2%

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2007

Number of students: 2,248

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66.9%
12.8%
1.1%
4.0%
15.2%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
61.9%
9.6%
7.0%
8.5%
13.0%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
19.5%
5.1%
56.7%
10.9%
7.8%
WITHIN 2 YEARS
Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown
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The SAM Bachelor’s Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor’s degree program at Northern Illinois University in the Fall of 2007. 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 Northern Illinois 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 Northern Illinois 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 Northern Illinois University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Northern Illinois 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.

Northern Illinois University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2007 BY SUMMER 2013
 
2008-09
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2009-10
 
2010-11
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2011-12
 
2012-13
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2013-14
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Bachelor's degree from Northern Illinois University 0.4% 19.5% 48.8% 61.9% 65.8% 66.9%
+ Associate degree from Northern Illinois University 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
= Total Graduated from Northern Illinois University 0.4% 19.5% 48.8% 61.9% 65.8% 66.9%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0.7% 3.3% 5.6% 7.8% 9.7% 10.8%
+ Associate degree from another institution 2.5% 1.8% 2.1% 1.8% 2.0% 2.0%
= Total Graduated from another institution 3.2% 5.1% 7.7% 9.6% 11.7% 12.8%
Enrolled at Northern Illinois University 94.0% 56.7% 22.5% 7.0% 2.5% 1.1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0.8% 6.3% 6.5% 5.4% 3.4% 2.6%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0.5% 4.6% 3.6% 3.1% 1.9% 1.4%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1.3% 10.9% 10.1% 8.5% 5.3% 4.0%
Current Status Unknown 1.1% 7.8% 10.9% 13.0% 14.7% 15.2%