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 Massachusetts Amherst

As the flagship campus of the Commonwealth, the University of Massachusetts Amherst combines the experience of a New England college town with the resources of a major research university. Over 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students represent all 50 states and over 100 countries. Students choose from over 100 undergraduate majors, including the Bachelor's Degree with Individual Concentration (BDIC) - a student-designed major. Our prestigious Commonwealth Honors College welcomes our highest achieving students. The Commonwealth Honors College Residential Complex opened in fall 2013, boasting state-of-the-art learning facilities for the entire campus, new residence halls and a 24 hour eatery. A state-of-the-art classroom and academic facility opened in the fall of 2014 and a completely renovated South College and a new innovative wood-constructed Design Building will open in January 2017. Students choose from more than 300 student organizations, attend Division I home games for free, and experience internationally acclaimed performances at the Fine Arts Center. To help with the transition into the academic, social and personal demands of college, first year students participate in the Residential First-Year Experience, including the optional Residential Academic Program, where they live in academically theme-based halls. Students may participate in co-op programs, internships, and study abroad in more than 40 countries. The Five College Interchange Program allows students to take classes at Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges at no extra charge. Student success centers cover a wide variety of services including a writing center, math lab, peer tutoring, pre-major advising, counseling and assessment, and learning disabilities support services. Both Early Action and Regular Decisions options are offered. Acceptance is selective, with more than 40,000 applications received for a fall 2016 class of over 4,600. For more information, visit www.umass.edu/admissions.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 4,456

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76%
10%
1%
4%
9%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
74%
8%
3%
6%
9%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
66%
4%
14%
9%
7%
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 Massachusetts Amherst 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 Massachusetts Amherst 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 Massachusetts Amherst 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 Massachusetts Amherst are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of Massachusetts Amherst 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 Massachusetts Amherst | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST 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 University of Massachusetts Amherst 0% 0% 1% 66% 74% 76%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of Massachusetts Amherst 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of Massachusetts Amherst 0% 0% 1% 66% 74% 76%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 4% 8% 9%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 4% 8% 10%
Enrolled at University of Massachusetts Amherst 96% 86% 80% 14% 3% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 6% 9% 7% 4% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 2% 3% 2% 2% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 8% 12% 9% 6% 4%
Current Status Unknown 4% 6% 7% 7% 9% 9%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 1,098

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77%
10%
3%
10%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
74%
7%
5%
5%
9%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
25%
2%
61%
7%
5%
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 Massachusetts Amherst 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 Massachusetts Amherst 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 Massachusetts Amherst 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 Massachusetts Amherst are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of Massachusetts Amherst 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 Massachusetts Amherst | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST 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 University of Massachusetts Amherst 0% 25% 63% 74% 76% 77%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of Massachusetts Amherst 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of Massachusetts Amherst 0% 25% 63% 74% 76% 77%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 1% 3% 5% 6% 7%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 1% 1% 2% 2% 3% 3%
= Total Graduated from another institution 1% 2% 5% 7% 9% 10%
Enrolled at University of Massachusetts Amherst 93% 61% 18% 5% 1% 0%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 5% 5% 3% 2% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 1% 2% 1% 2% 1% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 7% 6% 5% 3% 3%
Current Status Unknown 5% 5% 8% 9% 11% 10%