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.

University of Southern Maine

The University of Southern Maine (USM) is focused on becoming widely recognized as Maine’s metropolitan university, known for providing students with a high-quality, accessible and affordable education complemented by real-world learning experiences that prepare them for life after graduation and, in turn, contribute to the region’s economy and quality of life. These experiences, in the form of internships, service-learning courses, practica and community service projects, are all essential parts of the USM experience. With campuses in the economic and population centers of Portland, Gorham and Lewiston-Auburn, USM continues to build partnerships with businesses, non-profits and governmental organizations throughout the region. Members of the faculty support these efforts through their teaching, research, and creative activities, as well as their commitment to fostering a spirit of critical inquiry and civic participation. As a result, our students have the opportunity to explore career directions, develop global citizenship skills, give back to the community, and apply and explore personal and academic interests.

Fall 2014 First-time Full-time Cohort

6-year outcomes for undergraduate bachelor’s-seeking students as of 2020

First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2014

Number of students: 701

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37%
16%
6%
9%
32%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
33%
14%
12%
10%
31%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
22%
7%
27%
18%
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 University of Southern Maine in the Fall of 2014. 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 University of Southern Maine 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 University of Southern Maine 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 University of Southern Maine are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of Southern Maine 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.

University of Southern Maine | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE IN FALL 2014 BY SUMMER 2020
 
2014-15
 
2015-16
 
2016-17
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2017-18
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2018-19
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2019-20
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Bachelor's degree from University of Southern Maine 0% 0% 1% 22% 33% 37%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of Southern Maine 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of Southern Maine 0% 0% 2% 22% 33% 37%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 5% 11% 13%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 2% 3% 3%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 7% 14% 16%
Enrolled at University of Southern Maine 98% 66% 53% 27% 12% 6%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 11% 16% 13% 6% 5%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 1% 7% 7% 5% 4% 4%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 18% 23% 18% 10% 9%
Current Status Unknown 1% 16% 22% 26% 31% 32%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2014

Number of students: 513

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57%
10%
4%
4%
25%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
51%
7%
12%
6%
24%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
22%
1%
54%
7%
16%
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 University of Southern Maine in the Fall of 2014. 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 University of Southern Maine 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 University of Southern Maine 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 University of Southern Maine are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of Southern Maine 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.

University of Southern Maine | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE IN FALL 2014 BY SUMMER 2020
 
2014-15
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2015-16
 
2016-17
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2017-18
 
2018-19
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2019-20
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Bachelor's degree from University of Southern Maine 5% 22% 41% 50% 55% 56%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of Southern Maine 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 1%
= Total Graduated from University of Southern Maine 5% 22% 41% 51% 56% 57%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 1% 2% 5% 6% 8%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 2% 2% 2% 2%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 1% 4% 7% 8% 10%
Enrolled at University of Southern Maine 92% 54% 24% 12% 5% 4%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 6% 6% 4% 4% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 1% 2% 2% 2% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 7% 8% 6% 6% 4%
Current Status Unknown 3% 16% 23% 24% 25% 25%
First-Time Part-Time

First-Time Part-Time Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 51

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20%
10%
2%
8%
60%
WITHIN 10 YEARS
20%
10%
4%
8%
58%
WITHIN 8 YEARS
20%
8%
4%
12%
56%
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 University of Southern Maine 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 University of Southern Maine 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 University of Southern Maine 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 University of Southern Maine are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of Southern Maine 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.

University of Southern Maine | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Part-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE IN FALL 2010 BY SUMMER 2020
 
2010-11
 
2011-12
 
2012-13
 
2013-14
 
2014-15
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2015-16
 
2016-17
WITHIN 8 YEARS
2017-18
 
2018-19
WITHIN 10 YEARS
2019-20
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Bachelor's degree from University of Southern Maine 0% 0% 0% 0% 12% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of Southern Maine 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of Southern Maine 0% 0% 0% 0% 12% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 4% 6% 6% 8% 8%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 2% 4% 4% 4% 4% 4% 2%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 2% 4% 8% 10% 10% 12% 10%
Enrolled at University of Southern Maine 92% 51% 37% 33% 12% 4% 2% 4% 4% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 10% 16% 12% 14% 8% 4% 8% 2% 4%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 2% 2% 2% 4% 4% 4% 2% 0% 0% 4%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
2% 12% 18% 16% 18% 12% 6% 8% 2% 8%
Current Status Unknown 6% 37% 45% 49% 54% 56% 62% 58% 62% 60%
Part-Time Transfer

Part-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 258

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46%
12%
2%
3%
37%
WITHIN 10 YEARS
43%
11%
3%
3%
40%
WITHIN 8 YEARS
40%
9%
7%
6%
38%
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 University of Southern Maine 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 University of Southern Maine 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 University of Southern Maine 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 University of Southern Maine are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of Southern Maine 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.

University of Southern Maine | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Part-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE IN FALL 2010 BY SUMMER 2020
 
2010-11
 
2011-12
 
2012-13
 
2013-14
 
2014-15
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2015-16
 
2016-17
WITHIN 8 YEARS
2017-18
 
2018-19
WITHIN 10 YEARS
2019-20
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Bachelor's degree from University of Southern Maine 2% 10% 23% 33% 38% 40% 42% 43% 45% 46%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of Southern Maine 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of Southern Maine 2% 10% 23% 33% 38% 40% 42% 43% 45% 46%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 1% 3% 5% 5% 5% 7% 8% 8% 9%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 2% 1% 1% 2% 4% 4% 4% 3% 4% 3%
= Total Graduated from another institution 2% 2% 4% 7% 9% 9% 11% 11% 12% 12%
Enrolled at University of Southern Maine 93% 55% 34% 17% 12% 7% 3% 3% 2% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 5% 5% 3% 4% 4% 2% 2% 2% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 1% 3% 4% 4% 3% 2% 1% 1% 1% 0%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 8% 9% 7% 7% 6% 3% 3% 3% 3%
Current Status Unknown 2% 25% 30% 36% 34% 38% 41% 40% 38% 37%