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 Mississippi

The University of Mississippi, known affectionately as Ole Miss, is the state's flagship university. Not only does Ole Miss have a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business, the university is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. The student body includes students from all 50 states and 86 countries. Its 16 academic divisions include a major medical school, nationally recognized schools of accountancy, law and pharmacy, and the Sally McDonnell Barksdale College, which is acclaimed for a blend of academic rigor, experiential learning and opportunities for community action. The Patterson School of Accountancy is ranked in the top 10 nationally for undergraduate, master's and doctoral education, and the university's MFA in Creative Writing Program is recognized among the country's 10 best. UM offers one of the nation's 12 Chinese Flagship programs and over the past two years has sent the largest group of students on to the Flagship Capstone, a national program that allows students to immerse themselves in native culture by spending two semesters in China. The University of Mississippi Medical Center is home to the Jackson Heart Study, the world's largest long-term study of cardiovascular risk factors in African-Americans, and to the world's best-selling medical physiology textbook, the Textbook of Medical Physiology, which has been translated into 18 languages. The university also has a Center for Intelligence and Security Studies to train the next generation of intelligence analysts, a multidisciplinary Center for Manufacturing Excellence and the Croft Institute for International Studies, which prepares graduates to compete and work in a global market. The Ole Miss campus is universally recognized for its beauty and charm and was named the nation's most beautiful in fall 2016 in the USA Today's Reader's Choice travel awards contest. It also has been recognized as Southeastern Conference's safest campus.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2011

Number of students: 3,542

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60%
12%
4%
7%
17%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
56%
10%
10%
10%
14%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
38%
4%
30%
15%
13%
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 Mississippi in the Fall of 2011. 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 Mississippi 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 Mississippi 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 Mississippi are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of Mississippi 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 Mississippi | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI IN FALL 2011 BY SUMMER 2017
 
2011-12
 
2012-13
 
2013-14
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2014-15
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2015-16
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2016-17
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Bachelor's degree from University of Mississippi 0% 0% 1% 38% 56% 60%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of Mississippi 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of Mississippi 0% 0% 1% 38% 56% 60%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 3% 8% 10%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 1% 2% 2%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 1% 4% 10% 12%
Enrolled at University of Mississippi 97% 83% 71% 30% 10% 4%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 6% 11% 11% 6% 4%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 1% 5% 6% 4% 4% 3%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 11% 17% 15% 10% 7%
Current Status Unknown 2% 6% 10% 13% 14% 17%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2011

Number of students: 1,496

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64%
9%
2%
3%
22%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
60%
6%
8%
6%
20%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
31%
2%
49%
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 University of Mississippi in the Fall of 2011. 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 Mississippi 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 Mississippi 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 Mississippi are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of Mississippi 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 Mississippi | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI IN FALL 2011 BY SUMMER 2017
 
2011-12
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2012-13
 
2013-14
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2014-15
 
2015-16
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2016-17
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Bachelor's degree from University of Mississippi 3% 31% 52% 60% 62% 64%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of Mississippi 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of Mississippi 3% 31% 52% 60% 62% 64%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 2% 4% 5% 6%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 2% 2% 2% 2% 3% 3%
= Total Graduated from another institution 2% 2% 4% 6% 8% 9%
Enrolled at University of Mississippi 93% 49% 19% 8% 4% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 5% 5% 4% 3% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 2% 2% 2% 2% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 7% 7% 6% 5% 3%
Current Status Unknown 2% 11% 18% 20% 21% 22%