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.

Pittsburg State University

Pittsburg State was founded in 1903 and is a beautiful 443-acre campus with a current enrollment of 7400 students. The primary emphasis at Pittsburg State is the success of our students, with a student to faculty ratio of 19-to-1, allowing for meaningful interaction between students and faculty. In fact, 92 percent of our undergraduate courses have fewer than 50 students and 75 percent have fewer than 30 students. The university awards bachelor, master, education specialist, and associate degrees in more than 150 majors and academic programs across four colleges – the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Business, the College of Education and the College of Technology.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 982

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45%
7%
4%
7%
37%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
40%
5%
11%
12%
32%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
25%
3%
29%
15%
28%
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 Pittsburg State University in the Fall of 2009. 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 Pittsburg 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 Pittsburg 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 Pittsburg State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Pittsburg 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.

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

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2009 BY SUMMER 2015
 
2009-10
 
2010-11
 
2011-12
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2012-13
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2013-14
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2014-15
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Bachelor's degree from Pittsburg State University 0% 0% 2% 25% 40% 45%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Pittsburg State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Pittsburg State University 0% 0% 2% 25% 40% 45%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 3% 5% 7%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 3% 5% 7%
Enrolled at Pittsburg State University 98% 69% 55% 29% 11% 4%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 5% 10% 9% 6% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 7% 6% 6% 6% 4%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 12% 16% 15% 12% 7%
Current Status Unknown 2% 19% 27% 28% 32% 37%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 521

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61%
5%
2%
3%
29%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
56%
4%
11%
4%
25%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
14%
1%
61%
9%
15%
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 Pittsburg State University in the Fall of 2009. 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 Pittsburg 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 Pittsburg 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 Pittsburg State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Pittsburg 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.

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

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2009 BY SUMMER 2015
 
2009-10
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2010-11
 
2011-12
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2012-13
 
2013-14
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2014-15
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Bachelor's degree from Pittsburg State University 0% 14% 44% 56% 59% 61%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Pittsburg State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Pittsburg State University 0% 14% 44% 56% 59% 61%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 1% 3% 4% 4% 5%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 1% 3% 4% 4% 5%
Enrolled at Pittsburg State University 97% 61% 25% 11% 5% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 6% 5% 3% 2% 1%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 3% 2% 1% 1% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 9% 7% 4% 3% 3%
Current Status Unknown 3% 15% 21% 25% 29% 29%