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.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Founded in 1894, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is the Commonwealth’s public liberal arts college and a campus of the Massachusetts state university system. In every way possible, the experience at MCLA is designed to elevate you as an individual, a leader, and a communicator, fully empowered to make your impression on the world. Located in the Berkshires, our area is known for its mountain ranges, hiking trails, and panoramic views. Our home town of North Adams is brimming with young, creative energy and the regional economy is booming as a result. Our classes are taught by educators who care deeply about teaching and about seeing their students thrive on every level; personally, academically, and professionally. We engage in the most relevant conversations of our time by bringing the most celebrated thinkers and speakers to campus through nationally known public lectures hosted by MCLA. MCLA graduates excel in their careers, many advancing rapidly to earn competitive salaries in exciting fields, stemming in part from the professional opportunities available to them, such as internships in major cities, leadership programs that span the globe, and undergraduate research projects. Here for all — and focused on each — of our students, MCLA makes a lasting impression on people’s lives. MCLA is also a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), an exclusive national group of public colleges and universities committed to providing superior liberal arts and sciences education.

Fall 2015 First-time Full-time Cohort

6-year outcomes for undergraduate bachelor’s-seeking students as of 2021

First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2015

Number of students: 269

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58%
12%
5%
25%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
57%
9%
3%
9%
22%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
50%
5%
13%
12%
20%
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 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in the Fall of 2015. 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 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 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 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 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 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 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.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS IN FALL 2015 BY SUMMER 2021
 
2015-16
 
2016-17
 
2017-18
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2018-19
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2019-20
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2020-21
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Bachelor's degree from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 0% 0% 3% 50% 57% 58%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 0% 0% 3% 50% 57% 58%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 4% 7% 9%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 1% 2% 3%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 1% 5% 9% 12%
Enrolled at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 99% 80% 67% 13% 3% 0%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 5% 8% 9% 6% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 4% 5% 3% 3% 3%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 9% 13% 12% 9% 5%
Current Status Unknown 1% 11% 16% 20% 22% 25%

Pell Grant Recipients Starting Fall 2015

Number of students: 121

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45%
12%
7%
36%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
44%
7%
4%
14%
31%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
38%
4%
16%
15%
27%
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 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in the Fall of 2015. 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 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 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 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 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 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 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.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Additional

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS IN FALL 2015 BY SUMMER 2021
 
2015-16
 
2016-17
 
2017-18
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2018-19
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2019-20
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2020-21
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Bachelor's degree from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 0% 0% 3% 38% 44% 45%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 0% 0% 3% 38% 44% 45%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 2% 5% 7%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 2% 2% 5%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 1% 4% 7% 12%
Enrolled at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 98% 77% 57% 16% 4% 0%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 2% 10% 10% 9% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 1% 5% 9% 5% 5% 4%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 7% 19% 15% 14% 7%
Current Status Unknown 1% 16% 20% 27% 31% 36%

Students of Color Starting Fall 2015

Number of students: 83

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48%
19%
8%
25%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
48%
13%
4%
17%
18%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
39%
8%
16%
19%
18%
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 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in the Fall of 2015. 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 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 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 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 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 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 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.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Additional

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS IN FALL 2015 BY SUMMER 2021
 
2015-16
 
2016-17
 
2017-18
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2018-19
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2019-20
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2020-21
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Bachelor's degree from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 0% 0% 4% 39% 48% 48%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 0% 0% 4% 39% 48% 48%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 7% 11% 13%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 1% 2% 6%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 2% 8% 13% 19%
Enrolled at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 99% 76% 60% 16% 4% 0%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 6% 12% 14% 11% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 5% 10% 5% 6% 6%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 11% 22% 19% 17% 8%
Current Status Unknown 1% 13% 12% 18% 18% 25%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2015

Number of students: 105

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74%
4%
1%
21%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
70%
3%
4%
3%
20%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
28%
1%
54%
10%
7%
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 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in the Fall of 2015. 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 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 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 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 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 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 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.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS IN FALL 2015 BY SUMMER 2021
 
2015-16
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2016-17
 
2017-18
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2018-19
 
2019-20
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2020-21
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Bachelor's degree from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 0% 28% 58% 70% 74% 74%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 0% 28% 58% 70% 74% 74%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 3% 3% 3%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 2% 1% 1% 0% 0% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 2% 1% 2% 3% 3% 4%
Enrolled at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 95% 54% 19% 4% 0% 0%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 4% 4% 2% 3% 1%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 1% 6% 1% 1% 1% 0%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 10% 5% 3% 4% 1%
Current Status Unknown 2% 7% 16% 20% 19% 21%

Pell Grant Recipients Starting Fall 2015

Number of students: 55

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69%
2%
2%
27%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
67%
2%
2%
2%
27%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
22%
60%
9%
9%
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 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in the Fall of 2015. 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 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 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 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 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 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 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.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Additional

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS IN FALL 2015 BY SUMMER 2021
 
2015-16
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2016-17
 
2017-18
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2018-19
 
2019-20
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2020-21
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Bachelor's degree from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 0% 22% 55% 67% 69% 69%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 0% 22% 55% 67% 69% 69%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 2% 2% 2% 2%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from another institution 2% 0% 2% 2% 2% 2%
Enrolled at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 96% 60% 16% 2% 0% 0%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 4% 4% 2% 4% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 5% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 9% 4% 2% 4% 2%
Current Status Unknown 2% 9% 23% 27% 25% 27%