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.

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State University is a comprehensive, doctoral degree-granting institution with a nationally and internationally diverse student body. To individuals, it offers a wide range of opportunities and challenges for learning and growth; to the world of knowledge, vigorous and expanding contributions in research, discovery and application; and to people in every region of Mississippi, a variety of expert services. Representative of the American land-grant tradition and distinctive in its own character and spirit, Mississippi State is comprised of the following academic units: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, including the School of Human Sciences; College of Architecture, Art and Design; College of Arts and Sciences; College of Business, including the Adkerson School of Accountancy; College of Education; Bagley College of Engineering, including the Swalm School of Chemical Engineering; College of Forest Resources; Office of the Graduate School, and College of Veterinary Medicine. Mississippi State holds the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s designation as a Research University (very high research activity) and the voluntary Community Engagement Classification.

Fall 2012 First-time Full-time Cohort

6-year outcomes for undergraduate bachelor’s-seeking students as of 2018

First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2012

Number of students: 2,869

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59%
14%
3%
6%
18%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
54%
10%
9%
9%
18%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
31%
6%
33%
15%
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 Mississippi State University in the Fall of 2012. 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 Mississippi 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 Mississippi 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 Mississippi State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Mississippi 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.

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

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2012 BY SUMMER 2018
 
2012-13
 
2013-14
 
2014-15
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2015-16
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2016-17
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2017-18
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Bachelor's degree from Mississippi State University 0% 0% 1% 31% 54% 59%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Mississippi State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Mississippi State University 0% 0% 1% 31% 54% 59%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 4% 8% 11%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 1% 1% 2% 2% 3%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 1% 1% 6% 10% 14%
Enrolled at Mississippi State University 97% 78% 68% 33% 9% 3%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 6% 11% 9% 6% 4%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 1% 8% 7% 6% 3% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 14% 18% 15% 9% 6%
Current Status Unknown 2% 7% 12% 15% 18% 18%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2012

Number of students: 1,354

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67%
11%
1%
3%
18%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
61%
8%
8%
5%
18%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
20%
2%
58%
8%
12%
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 Mississippi State University in the Fall of 2012. 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 Mississippi 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 Mississippi 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 Mississippi State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Mississippi 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.

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

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2012 BY SUMMER 2018
 
2012-13
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2013-14
 
2014-15
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2015-16
 
2016-17
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2017-18
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Bachelor's degree from Mississippi State University 0% 20% 49% 61% 66% 67%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Mississippi State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Mississippi State University 0% 20% 49% 61% 66% 67%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 2% 5% 6% 7%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 2% 2% 4% 3% 4% 4%
= Total Graduated from another institution 2% 2% 6% 8% 10% 11%
Enrolled at Mississippi State University 94% 58% 22% 8% 3% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 1% 5% 5% 3% 3% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 3% 2% 2% 1% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 8% 7% 5% 4% 3%
Current Status Unknown 3% 12% 16% 18% 17% 18%
Part-Time Transfer

Part-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2008

Number of students: 164

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35%
20%
1%
4%
40%
WITHIN 10 YEARS
34%
18%
3%
3%
42%
WITHIN 8 YEARS
31%
16%
6%
4%
43%
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 Mississippi State University in the Fall of 2008. 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 Mississippi 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 Mississippi 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 Mississippi State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Mississippi 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.

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

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2008 BY SUMMER 2018
 
2008-09
 
2009-10
 
2010-11
 
2011-12
 
2012-13
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2013-14
 
2014-15
WITHIN 8 YEARS
2015-16
 
2016-17
WITHIN 10 YEARS
2017-18
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Bachelor's degree from Mississippi State University 1% 4% 17% 26% 30% 31% 32% 34% 34% 35%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Mississippi State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Mississippi State University 1% 4% 17% 26% 30% 31% 32% 34% 34% 35%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 2% 3% 6% 8% 9% 11% 13% 14% 14% 16%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 2% 1% 3% 2% 5% 5% 3% 4% 4% 4%
= Total Graduated from another institution 4% 4% 9% 10% 14% 16% 16% 18% 18% 20%
Enrolled at Mississippi State University 91% 61% 41% 17% 6% 6% 4% 3% 2% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 1% 8% 8% 6% 5% 3% 4% 3% 5% 4%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 3% 0% 3% 3% 1% 3% 0% 1% 0%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 11% 8% 9% 8% 4% 7% 3% 6% 4%
Current Status Unknown 3% 20% 25% 38% 42% 43% 41% 42% 40% 40%