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 Minnesota-Twin Cities

With the Student Achievement Measure (SAM), the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (UMNTC) can provide a more complete and accurate picture of the path to earning a bachelor's degree. SAM captures not only the traditional definition of success, i.e., students who start at the UMNTC and persist and graduate from the University of Minnesota, but it also includes enrollment and degree attainment information for students who started here but later transferred to another institution. This new measure redefines student success from one that is primarily institutional centered to one that is more focused on the success of the student.

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: 5,529

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83%
6%
2%
2%
7%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
81%
5%
5%
3%
6%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
69%
3%
18%
5%
5%
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 Minnesota-Twin Cities 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 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 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 Minnesota-Twin Cities 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 Minnesota-Twin Cities are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 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 Minnesota-Twin Cities | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA-TWIN CITIES 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 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 0% 0% 7% 69% 80% 83%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 0% 0% 7% 69% 81% 83%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 2% 4% 5%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 1% 3% 5% 6%
Enrolled at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 97% 91% 81% 18% 5% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 3% 5% 4% 2% 1%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 2% 2% 1% 1% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 5% 7% 5% 3% 2%
Current Status Unknown 3% 4% 4% 5% 6% 7%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2013

Number of students: 2,392

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79%
7%
1%
2%
11%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
76%
6%
5%
4%
9%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
26%
2%
59%
5%
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 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 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 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 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 Minnesota-Twin Cities 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 Minnesota-Twin Cities are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 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 Minnesota-Twin Cities | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA-TWIN CITIES 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 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 1% 26% 63% 76% 78% 79%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 1% 26% 64% 76% 78% 79%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 1% 3% 4% 5% 6%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 1% 1% 0% 2% 2% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 1% 2% 3% 6% 7% 7%
Enrolled at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 93% 59% 19% 5% 2% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 4% 4% 3% 2% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 1% 1% 1% 0% 0%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 5% 5% 4% 2% 2%
Current Status Unknown 5% 8% 9% 9% 11% 11%