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.

Saint Cloud State University

St. Cloud State prepares students for life, work and citizenship in the 21st century. In our rigorous academic programs, students apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Our 200 academic programs, 60 graduate degrees and education abroad choices on six continents emphasize hands-on learning through community engagement and close interaction with professors. Couple that with support from the Career Services Center and you have a clear path to a career. Our 100-acre campus is between downtown St. Cloud and the Beaver Islands, a group of more than 30 islands that form a natural maze for a two-mile stretch of the Mississippi River. The St. Cloud metropolitan area is 24th on Forbes magazine's “Best Small Places for Businesses and Careers." St. Cloud State is ranked in Forbes magazine's "America's Top Colleges" and Money magazine's "Money's Best Colleges."
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 2,332

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42%
10%
6%
8%
34%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
35%
7%
15%
11%
32%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
18%
3%
35%
17%
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 Saint Cloud State 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 Saint Cloud 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 Saint Cloud 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 Saint Cloud State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Saint Cloud 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.

Saint Cloud State University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
SAINT CLOUD STATE 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 Saint Cloud State University 0% 0% 3% 18% 35% 42%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Saint Cloud State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Saint Cloud State University 0% 0% 3% 18% 35% 42%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 3% 7% 10%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 3% 7% 10%
Enrolled at Saint Cloud State University 98% 73% 57% 35% 15% 6%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 7% 10% 10% 6% 4%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 7% 8% 7% 5% 4%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 14% 18% 17% 11% 8%
Current Status Unknown 2% 13% 22% 27% 32% 34%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 1,141

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56%
7%
3%
4%
30%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
45%
4%
16%
8%
27%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
7%
1%
69%
10%
13%
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 Saint Cloud State 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 Saint Cloud 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 Saint Cloud 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 Saint Cloud State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Saint Cloud 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.

Saint Cloud State University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
SAINT CLOUD STATE 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 Saint Cloud State University 0% 7% 29% 45% 53% 56%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Saint Cloud State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Saint Cloud State University 0% 7% 29% 45% 53% 56%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 1% 2% 4% 6% 7%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 1% 2% 4% 6% 7%
Enrolled at Saint Cloud State University 95% 69% 37% 16% 8% 3%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 5% 6% 5% 3% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 5% 4% 3% 2% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 10% 10% 8% 5% 4%
Current Status Unknown 5% 13% 22% 27% 28% 30%