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.

Montana State University

Montana State University, the State's land-grant institution, educates students, creates knowledge and art, and serves communities, by integrating learning, discovery, and engagement.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 2,086

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52%
11%
6%
8%
23%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
46%
9%
13%
11%
21%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
25%
4%
37%
14%
20%
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 Montana State University in the Fall of 2010. 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 Montana 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 Montana 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 Montana State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Montana 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.

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

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2010 BY SUMMER 2016
 
2010-11
 
2011-12
 
2012-13
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2013-14
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2014-15
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2015-16
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Bachelor's degree from Montana State University 0% 0% 0% 25% 46% 52%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Montana State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Montana State University 0% 0% 0% 25% 46% 52%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 2% 6% 8%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 2% 3% 3%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 1% 4% 9% 11%
Enrolled at Montana State University 95% 75% 65% 37% 13% 6%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 8% 12% 11% 9% 7%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 4% 3% 3% 2% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 12% 15% 14% 11% 8%
Current Status Unknown 5% 13% 19% 20% 21% 23%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 574

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58%
12%
4%
4%
22%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
48%
6%
18%
9%
19%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
5%
1%
66%
9%
19%
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 Montana State University in the Fall of 2010. 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 Montana 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 Montana 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 Montana State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Montana 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.

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

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2010 BY SUMMER 2016
 
2010-11
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2011-12
 
2012-13
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2013-14
 
2014-15
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2015-16
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Bachelor's degree from Montana State University 0% 5% 28% 47% 54% 57%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Montana State University 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 1%
= Total Graduated from Montana State University 0% 5% 28% 48% 55% 58%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 1% 1% 2% 4% 7% 8%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 2% 2% 3% 4%
= Total Graduated from another institution 1% 1% 4% 6% 10% 12%
Enrolled at Montana State University 88% 66% 42% 18% 8% 4%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 1% 7% 7% 7% 5% 4%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 2% 3% 2% 2% 0%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 9% 10% 9% 7% 4%
Current Status Unknown 10% 19% 16% 19% 20% 22%
First-Time Part-Time

First-Time Part-Time Students Starting Fall 2006

Number of students: 268

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22%
24%
2%
6%
46%
WITHIN 10 YEARS
22%
17%
2%
12%
47%
WITHIN 8 YEARS
18%
16%
10%
13%
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 Montana State University in the Fall of 2006. 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 Montana 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 Montana 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 Montana State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Montana 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.

Montana State University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Part-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2006 BY SUMMER 2016
 
2006-07
 
2007-08
 
2008-09
 
2009-10
 
2010-11
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2011-12
 
2012-13
WITHIN 8 YEARS
2013-14
 
2014-15
WITHIN 10 YEARS
2015-16
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Bachelor's degree from Montana State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 11% 18% 20% 22% 22% 22%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Montana State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Montana State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 11% 18% 20% 22% 22% 22%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 2% 5% 8% 8% 9% 10% 11%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 2% 1% 4% 6% 8% 9% 8% 11% 13%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 2% 1% 6% 11% 16% 17% 17% 21% 24%
Enrolled at Montana State University 98% 56% 40% 33% 18% 10% 5% 2% 2% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 7% 11% 12% 12% 9% 8% 9% 6% 4%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 1% 8% 6% 5% 3% 4% 2% 3% 3% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 15% 17% 17% 15% 13% 10% 12% 9% 6%
Current Status Unknown 1% 27% 42% 44% 45% 43% 48% 47% 46% 46%
Part-Time Transfer

Part-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2006

Number of students: 168

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41%
14%
1%
4%
40%
WITHIN 10 YEARS
38%
12%
3%
3%
44%
WITHIN 8 YEARS
33%
9%
10%
7%
41%
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 Montana State University in the Fall of 2006. 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 Montana 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 Montana 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 Montana State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Montana 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.

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

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2006 BY SUMMER 2016
 
2006-07
 
2007-08
 
2008-09
 
2009-10
 
2010-11
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2011-12
 
2012-13
WITHIN 8 YEARS
2013-14
 
2014-15
WITHIN 10 YEARS
2015-16
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Bachelor's degree from Montana State University 1% 2% 13% 23% 29% 33% 35% 38% 38% 41%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Montana State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Montana State University 1% 2% 13% 23% 29% 33% 35% 38% 38% 41%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 2% 4% 5% 6% 6% 6% 7%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 1% 0% 1% 4% 4% 4% 5% 6% 7% 7%
= Total Graduated from another institution 1% 0% 2% 6% 8% 9% 11% 12% 13% 14%
Enrolled at Montana State University 97% 63% 40% 25% 14% 10% 7% 3% 2% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 1% 5% 7% 7% 6% 4% 2% 1% 2% 4%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 2% 3% 2% 2% 3% 1% 2% 3% 0%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 7% 10% 9% 8% 7% 3% 3% 5% 4%
Current Status Unknown 0% 28% 35% 37% 41% 41% 44% 44% 42% 40%