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.

Winona State University

Founded in 1858, Winona State University is a comprehensive, regional public university with approximately 8,500 students. The oldest member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, WSU offers more than 80 undergraduate, pre-professional, licensure, graduate and doctorate programs on its campuses in Winona and Rochester. The university’s mission is to enhance the intellectual, social, cultural and economic vitality of the people and communities we serve: a community of learners improving our world. Winona State ranks as the second public institution in Minnesota in the 2014 edition of U.S. News & World Report's “Best Colleges,” has been named among the "Best in the Midwest" by The Princeton Review for over a decade, and has been featured as one of America’s 100 Best College Buys for quality and value for 18 consecutive years.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 1,812

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58%
13%
2%
7%
20%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
53%
10%
8%
12%
17%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
32%
4%
31%
18%
15%
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 Winona 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 Winona 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 Winona 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 Winona State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Winona 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.

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

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
WINONA 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 Winona State University 0% 0% 1% 32% 53% 58%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Winona State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Winona State University 0% 0% 1% 32% 53% 58%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 4% 10% 13%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 4% 10% 13%
Enrolled at Winona State University 96% 75% 64% 31% 8% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 9% 14% 11% 7% 4%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 1% 8% 8% 7% 5% 3%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 17% 22% 18% 12% 7%
Current Status Unknown 3% 8% 13% 15% 17% 20%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 449

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68%
6%
3%
4%
19%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
60%
4%
12%
7%
17%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
17%
65%
7%
11%
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 Winona 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 Winona 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 Winona 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 Winona State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Winona 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.

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

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
WINONA 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 Winona State University 2% 17% 41% 60% 67% 68%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Winona State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Winona State University 2% 17% 41% 60% 67% 68%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 2% 4% 5% 6%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 2% 4% 5% 6%
Enrolled at Winona State University 93% 65% 33% 12% 4% 3%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 4% 5% 4% 4% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 1% 3% 3% 3% 1% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 7% 8% 7% 5% 4%
Current Status Unknown 4% 11% 16% 17% 19% 19%
Part-Time Transfer

Part-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2005

Number of students: 97

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57%
15%
1%
3%
24%
WITHIN 10 YEARS
56%
12%
3%
3%
26%
WITHIN 8 YEARS
56%
11%
3%
3%
27%
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 Winona State 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 Winona 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 Winona 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 Winona State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Winona 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.

Winona State University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Part-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
WINONA STATE 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 Winona State University 1% 16% 41% 49% 54% 56% 56% 56% 57% 57%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Winona State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Winona State University 1% 16% 41% 49% 54% 56% 56% 56% 57% 57%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 3% 4% 4% 6% 9% 11% 11% 12% 13% 15%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from another institution 3% 4% 4% 6% 9% 11% 11% 12% 13% 15%
Enrolled at Winona State University 76% 43% 16% 8% 2% 3% 3% 3% 0% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 3% 5% 6% 2% 3% 4% 3% 2% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 5% 3% 3% 0% 0% 1% 0% 1% 0%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 8% 8% 9% 2% 3% 5% 3% 3% 3%
Current Status Unknown 20% 29% 31% 28% 33% 27% 25% 26% 27% 24%