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.

Missouri State University-Springfield

Missouri State University, located in Springfield, is a comprehensive university with a statewide mission in public affairs. Missouri State University is designated as a selective institution. Missouri State University serves the state by offering baccalaureate, master’s, and professional doctoral degrees in the arts and humanities, teacher education, agriculture, and the natural, health and social sciences appropriate to a teaching institution with a predominately undergraduate student body and a broad range of master’s and professional programs. Missouri State University does not offer first-professional degrees as defined in 6 CSR 10-4.010(9)(C)(3). Missouri State has particular strengths in business-related fields, agriculture, teacher education, environmental sciences and allied health disciplines. Missouri State University also fulfills its mission by offering services to promote and sustain economic development, small business development, and workforce development, in addition to a broad range of academic and cultural activities and events. Consistent with the provisions of 173.030(8) RSMo, Missouri State University every five years will provide to the Coordinating Board evidence of fulfilling its CBHE-approved mission description.

Fall 2015 First-time Full-time Cohort

6-year outcomes for undergraduate bachelor’s-seeking students as of 2021

First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2015

Number of students: 3,203

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60%
13%
3%
5%
19%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
56%
11%
8%
8%
17%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
38%
6%
28%
12%
16%
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 Missouri State University-Springfield in the Fall of 2015. 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 Missouri State University-Springfield 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 Missouri State University-Springfield 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 Missouri State University-Springfield are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Missouri State University-Springfield 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.

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

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY-SPRINGFIELD IN FALL 2015 BY SUMMER 2021
 
2015-16
 
2016-17
 
2017-18
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2018-19
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2019-20
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2020-21
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Bachelor's degree from Missouri State University-Springfield 0% 0% 2% 38% 56% 59%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Missouri State University-Springfield 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1%
= Total Graduated from Missouri State University-Springfield 0% 0% 2% 38% 56% 60%
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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% 1% 2% 3% 4% 3%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 1% 2% 6% 11% 13%
Enrolled at Missouri State University-Springfield 98% 79% 68% 28% 8% 3%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 5% 9% 9% 5% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 7% 5% 3% 3% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 12% 14% 12% 8% 5%
Current Status Unknown 2% 8% 14% 16% 17% 19%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2015

Number of students: 1,395

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65%
10%
2%
3%
20%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
60%
7%
9%
6%
18%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
17%
2%
63%
8%
10%
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 Missouri State University-Springfield in the Fall of 2015. 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 Missouri State University-Springfield 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 Missouri State University-Springfield 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 Missouri State University-Springfield are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Missouri State University-Springfield 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.

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

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY-SPRINGFIELD IN FALL 2015 BY SUMMER 2021
 
2015-16
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2016-17
 
2017-18
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2018-19
 
2019-20
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2020-21
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Bachelor's degree from Missouri State University-Springfield 0% 17% 48% 60% 64% 65%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Missouri State University-Springfield 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Missouri State University-Springfield 0% 17% 48% 60% 64% 65%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 2% 4% 6% 7%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 4% 2% 3% 3% 2% 3%
= Total Graduated from another institution 4% 2% 5% 7% 8% 10%
Enrolled at Missouri State University-Springfield 93% 63% 25% 9% 5% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 5% 5% 5% 3% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 1% 3% 2% 1% 2% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 8% 7% 6% 5% 3%
Current Status Unknown 2% 10% 15% 18% 18% 20%