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.

Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University is a learner-centered, research university, building intellectual inquiry and discovery into undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in a way that fosters knowledge and innovation, and transforms wisdom into action. As a public university, WMU provides leadership in teaching, research, learning, and service, and is committed to enhancing the future of our global citizenry. We challenge and engage all members of our community with a university experience that creates skilled, life-long learners and we offer all students a learning community designed for and dedicated to their success.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 3,163

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54%
7%
6%
9%
24%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
46%
5%
16%
13%
20%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
23%
2%
41%
17%
17%
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 Western Michigan University in the Fall of 2009. 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 Western Michigan 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 Western Michigan 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 Western Michigan University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Western Michigan 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.

Western Michigan University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2009 BY SUMMER 2015
 
2009-10
 
2010-11
 
2011-12
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2012-13
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2013-14
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2014-15
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Bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University 0% 0% 1% 23% 46% 54%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Western Michigan University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Western Michigan University 0% 0% 1% 23% 46% 54%
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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% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 2% 5% 7%
Enrolled at Western Michigan University 98% 76% 66% 41% 16% 6%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 6% 9% 9% 7% 5%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 1% 11% 11% 8% 6% 4%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 17% 20% 17% 13% 9%
Current Status Unknown 1% 7% 13% 17% 20% 24%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 1,319

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70%
5%
2%
4%
19%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
58%
3%
15%
8%
16%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
14%
67%
11%
8%
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 Western Michigan University in the Fall of 2009. 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 Western Michigan 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 Western Michigan 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 Western Michigan University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Western Michigan 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.

Western Michigan University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2009 BY SUMMER 2015
 
2009-10
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2010-11
 
2011-12
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2012-13
 
2013-14
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2014-15
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Bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University 0% 14% 40% 58% 67% 70%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Western Michigan University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Western Michigan University 0% 14% 40% 58% 67% 70%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 3% 4% 5%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 1% 3% 4% 5%
Enrolled at Western Michigan University 96% 67% 36% 15% 5% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 5% 6% 4% 4% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 6% 5% 4% 2% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 11% 11% 8% 6% 4%
Current Status Unknown 4% 8% 12% 16% 18% 19%
First-Time Part-Time

First-Time Part-Time Students Starting Fall 2005

Number of students: 43

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15%
38%
13%
34%
WITHIN 10 YEARS
15%
33%
13%
39%
WITHIN 8 YEARS
13%
25%
3%
23%
36%
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 Western Michigan University in the Fall of 2005. 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 Western Michigan 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 Western Michigan 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 Western Michigan University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Western Michigan 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.

Western Michigan University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Part-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2005 BY SUMMER 2015
 
2005-06
 
2006-07
 
2007-08
 
2008-09
 
2009-10
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2010-11
 
2011-12
WITHIN 8 YEARS
2012-13
 
2013-14
WITHIN 10 YEARS
2014-15
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Bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University 0% 0% 0% 8% 13% 13% 13% 15% 15% 15%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Western Michigan University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Western Michigan University 0% 0% 0% 8% 13% 13% 13% 15% 15% 15%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 10% 15% 25% 30% 33% 38% 38%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 10% 15% 25% 30% 33% 38% 38%
Enrolled at Western Michigan University 83% 25% 25% 13% 5% 3% 3% 0% 0% 0%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 8% 43% 40% 33% 25% 15% 10% 10% 5% 10%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 8% 15% 23% 13% 5% 8% 5% 3% 8% 3%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
16% 58% 63% 46% 30% 23% 15% 13% 13% 13%
Current Status Unknown 1% 17% 12% 23% 37% 36% 39% 39% 34% 34%
Part-Time Transfer

Part-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2005

Number of students: 253

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65%
9%
1%
25%
WITHIN 10 YEARS
64%
8%
2%
3%
23%
WITHIN 8 YEARS
60%
6%
5%
5%
24%
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 Western Michigan University in the Fall of 2005. 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 Western Michigan 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 Western Michigan 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 Western Michigan University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Western Michigan 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.

Western Michigan University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Part-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2005 BY SUMMER 2015
 
2005-06
 
2006-07
 
2007-08
 
2008-09
 
2009-10
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2010-11
 
2011-12
WITHIN 8 YEARS
2012-13
 
2013-14
WITHIN 10 YEARS
2014-15
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Bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University 0% 5% 26% 47% 58% 60% 62% 64% 64% 65%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Western Michigan University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Western Michigan University 0% 5% 26% 47% 58% 60% 62% 64% 64% 65%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 3% 5% 6% 7% 8% 9% 9%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 1% 3% 5% 6% 7% 8% 9% 9%
Enrolled at Western Michigan University 86% 69% 42% 18% 8% 5% 3% 2% 1% 0%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 1% 5% 8% 6% 6% 2% 1% 2% 1% 1%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 2% 6% 5% 4% 2% 3% 2% 1% 1% 0%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
3% 11% 13% 10% 8% 5% 3% 3% 2% 1%
Current Status Unknown 11% 15% 18% 22% 21% 24% 25% 23% 24% 25%