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.

Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley State University has established a reputation for creating unique learning opportunities that attract top students from across Michigan and around the world. Our first-rate faculty, academic excellence, and great return on investment, supported by our state-of-the-art facilities, and outstanding West Michigan locations provide a competitive advantage for more than 25,000 students. Our liberal education foundation emphasizes critical thinking, creative problem solving, and cultural understanding and is complemented by a focus of experiential learning. Through this personalized learning enhanced by active scholarship, we accomplish our mission of educating students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies.

Fall 2013 First-time Full-time Cohort

6-year outcomes for undergraduate bachelor’s-seeking students as of 2019

First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2013

Number of students: 4,056

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68%
12%
2%
4%
14%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
63%
9%
3%
5%
20%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
39%
5%
9%
8%
39%
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 Grand Valley State University in the Fall of 2013. 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 Grand Valley 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 Grand Valley 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 Grand Valley State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Grand Valley 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.

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

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2013 BY SUMMER 2019
 
2013-14
 
2014-15
 
2015-16
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2016-17
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2017-18
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2018-19
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Bachelor's degree from Grand Valley State University 0% 0% 2% 39% 63% 68%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Grand Valley State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Grand Valley State University 0% 0% 2% 39% 63% 68%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 2% 6% 8%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 3% 3% 4%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 1% 5% 9% 12%
Enrolled at Grand Valley State University 84% 75% 35% 9% 3% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 5% 9% 8% 5% 3% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 6% 5% 4% 3% 2% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
11% 14% 12% 8% 5% 4%
Current Status Unknown 5% 11% 50% 39% 20% 14%

Pell Grant Recipients Starting Fall 2013

Number of students: 1,292

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58%
11%
3%
5%
23%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
52%
8%
4%
6%
30%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
28%
4%
12%
9%
47%
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 Grand Valley State University in the Fall of 2013. 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 Grand Valley 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 Grand Valley 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 Grand Valley State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Grand Valley 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.

Grand Valley State University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Additional

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2013 BY SUMMER 2019
 
2013-14
 
2014-15
 
2015-16
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2016-17
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2017-18
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2018-19
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Bachelor's degree from Grand Valley State University 0% 0% 2% 28% 52% 58%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Grand Valley State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Grand Valley State University 0% 0% 2% 28% 52% 58%
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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% 3% 4%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 1% 4% 8% 11%
Enrolled at Grand Valley State University 81% 69% 39% 12% 4% 3%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 5% 9% 9% 6% 4% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 7% 5% 4% 3% 2% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
12% 14% 13% 9% 6% 5%
Current Status Unknown 7% 17% 45% 47% 30% 23%

Students of Color Starting Fall 2013

Number of students: 627

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58%
9%
4%
5%
24%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
52%
6%
5%
6%
31%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
23%
3%
14%
9%
51%
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 Grand Valley State University in the Fall of 2013. 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 Grand Valley 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 Grand Valley 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 Grand Valley State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Grand Valley 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.

Grand Valley State University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Additional

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2013 BY SUMMER 2019
 
2013-14
 
2014-15
 
2015-16
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2016-17
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2017-18
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2018-19
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Bachelor's degree from Grand Valley State University 0% 0% 1% 23% 52% 58%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Grand Valley State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Grand Valley State University 0% 0% 1% 23% 52% 58%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 1% 4% 6%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 2% 2% 3%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 1% 3% 6% 9%
Enrolled at Grand Valley State University 81% 71% 45% 14% 5% 4%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 5% 8% 9% 6% 4% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 8% 6% 5% 3% 2% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
13% 14% 14% 9% 6% 5%
Current Status Unknown 6% 15% 39% 51% 31% 24%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2013

Number of students: 1,469

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67%
15%
1%
3%
14%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
59%
11%
4%
5%
21%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
14%
5%
31%
9%
41%
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 Grand Valley State University in the Fall of 2013. 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 Grand Valley 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 Grand Valley 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 Grand Valley State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Grand Valley 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.

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

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2013 BY SUMMER 2019
 
2013-14
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2014-15
 
2015-16
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2016-17
 
2017-18
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2018-19
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Bachelor's degree from Grand Valley State University 0% 14% 42% 59% 65% 67%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Grand Valley State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Grand Valley State University 0% 14% 42% 59% 65% 67%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 3% 5% 6%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 3% 5% 7% 8% 8% 9%
= Total Graduated from another institution 3% 5% 8% 11% 13% 15%
Enrolled at Grand Valley State University 64% 31% 11% 4% 1% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 5% 5% 4% 3% 2% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 3% 4% 3% 2% 2% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
8% 9% 7% 5% 4% 3%
Current Status Unknown 25% 41% 32% 21% 17% 14%

Pell Grant Recipients Starting Fall 2013

Number of students: 567

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62%
17%
1%
4%
16%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
55%
12%
5%
7%
21%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
16%
6%
32%
11%
35%
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 Grand Valley State University in the Fall of 2013. 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 Grand Valley 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 Grand Valley 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 Grand Valley State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Grand Valley 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.

Grand Valley State University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Additional

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2013 BY SUMMER 2019
 
2013-14
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2014-15
 
2015-16
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2016-17
 
2017-18
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2018-19
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Bachelor's degree from Grand Valley State University 1% 16% 38% 55% 60% 62%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Grand Valley State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Grand Valley State University 1% 16% 38% 55% 60% 62%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 3% 5% 6%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 4% 6% 8% 9% 10% 11%
= Total Graduated from another institution 4% 6% 9% 12% 15% 17%
Enrolled at Grand Valley State University 62% 32% 14% 5% 2% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 5% 6% 5% 4% 3% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 4% 5% 3% 3% 2% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
9% 11% 8% 7% 5% 4%
Current Status Unknown 24% 35% 31% 21% 18% 16%

Students of Color Starting Fall 2013

Number of students: 200

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60%
13%
4%
5%
18%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
51%
11%
6%
8%
24%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
13%
6%
37%
10%
34%
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 Grand Valley State University in the Fall of 2013. 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 Grand Valley 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 Grand Valley 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 Grand Valley State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Grand Valley 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.

Grand Valley State University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Additional

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2013 BY SUMMER 2019
 
2013-14
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2014-15
 
2015-16
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2016-17
 
2017-18
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2018-19
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Bachelor's degree from Grand Valley State University 0% 13% 34% 51% 59% 60%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Grand Valley State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Grand Valley State University 0% 13% 34% 51% 59% 60%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 1% 1% 2% 3% 4% 4%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 2% 5% 6% 8% 8% 9%
= Total Graduated from another institution 3% 6% 8% 11% 12% 13%
Enrolled at Grand Valley State University 64% 37% 17% 6% 4% 4%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 5% 5% 4% 5% 5% 4%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 5% 5% 4% 3% 1% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
10% 10% 8% 8% 6% 5%
Current Status Unknown 23% 34% 33% 24% 19% 18%