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.

Wichita State University

WSU is a public, four-year, co-educational institution located in Wichita, Kan. Established in 1895 as Fairmount College, WSU continued to grow over the years. With 14,474 students and an idyllic 330 acre campus, WSU has the most diverse student body out of all the Kansas state universities, as well as the only urban setting. WSU also has an excellent cooperative education program with many work-based learning opportunities. Athletics at WSU include baseball, basketball, volleyball, cross country, golf, softball, tennis and the spirit squad. WSU is a member of the Missouri Valley Conference, NCAA Division 1. The WSU mascot, WuShock, recalls the early days of Fairmount College when students shocked wheat to earn money during the harvest season.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 1,103

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46%
12%
8%
7%
27%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
40%
8%
16%
11%
25%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
22%
5%
36%
14%
23%
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 Wichita State 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 Wichita 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 Wichita 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 Wichita State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Wichita 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.

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

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
WICHITA STATE 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 Wichita State University 0% 0% 2% 22% 40% 46%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Wichita State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Wichita State University 0% 0% 2% 22% 40% 46%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 2% 4% 7%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 1% 3% 3% 4% 5%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 1% 3% 5% 8% 12%
Enrolled at Wichita State University 94% 70% 60% 36% 16% 8%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 4% 7% 8% 6% 4%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 8% 8% 6% 5% 3%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 12% 15% 14% 11% 7%
Current Status Unknown 6% 17% 20% 23% 25% 27%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 926

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55%
13%
3%
5%
24%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
47%
9%
14%
8%
22%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
14%
1%
55%
11%
19%
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 Wichita State 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 Wichita 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 Wichita 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 Wichita State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Wichita 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.

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

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
WICHITA STATE 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 Wichita State University 1% 14% 34% 47% 53% 55%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Wichita State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Wichita State University 1% 14% 34% 47% 53% 55%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 2% 5% 6% 8%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 1% 3% 4% 5% 5%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 1% 5% 9% 11% 13%
Enrolled at Wichita State University 88% 55% 28% 14% 6% 3%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 6% 7% 5% 5% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 5% 5% 3% 2% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 11% 12% 8% 7% 5%
Current Status Unknown 11% 19% 21% 22% 23% 24%