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 Nebraska-Lincoln

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is the flagship university for the state of Nebraska, a member of the Big Ten Conference and ranked in the top tier of U.S. research universities. Our university, along with the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the University of Nebraska at Omaha, ranks among the top 100 universities worldwide in earning U.S. patents to protect innovative research and discoveries, according to a 2019 report by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association. The University’s 2021 May graduating class was the largest in school history. In Fall 2020, the number of minority freshmen grew by 12.3%, and the number of first-generation students in the freshmen class grew by 12.4%, reflecting Nebraska’s land-grant commitment to providing access to higher education. With a combination of strong academics and affordability, Nebraska was named a Best Value College for 2021 by The Princeton Review. Nearly 26,000 students are enrolled in Nebraska’s nine colleges: Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Sciences, Engineering, Hixson-Lied Fine and Performing Arts, Journalism and Mass Communications, and Law.

Fall 2014 First-time Full-time Cohort

6-year outcomes for undergraduate bachelor’s-seeking students as of 2020

First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2014

Number of students: 4,582

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64%
15%
2%
5%
14%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
61%
12%
5%
9%
13%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
40%
7%
26%
14%
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 Nebraska-Lincoln in the Fall of 2014. 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 Nebraska-Lincoln 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 Nebraska-Lincoln 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 Nebraska-Lincoln are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of Nebraska-Lincoln 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 Nebraska-Lincoln | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN IN FALL 2014 BY SUMMER 2020
 
2014-15
 
2015-16
 
2016-17
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2017-18
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2018-19
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2019-20
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Bachelor's degree from University of Nebraska-Lincoln 0% 0% 1% 40% 61% 64%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of Nebraska-Lincoln 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of Nebraska-Lincoln 0% 0% 1% 40% 61% 64%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 5% 10% 12%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 1% 1% 2% 2% 3%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 1% 1% 7% 12% 15%
Enrolled at University of Nebraska-Lincoln 92% 76% 66% 26% 5% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 4% 9% 13% 9% 5% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 6% 6% 5% 4% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
4% 15% 19% 14% 9% 5%
Current Status Unknown 4% 8% 13% 13% 13% 14%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2014

Number of students: 884

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68%
12%
2%
3%
15%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
62%
9%
6%
7%
16%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
12%
2%
58%
12%
16%
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 Nebraska-Lincoln in the Fall of 2014. 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 Nebraska-Lincoln 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 Nebraska-Lincoln 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 Nebraska-Lincoln are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of Nebraska-Lincoln 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 Nebraska-Lincoln | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN IN FALL 2014 BY SUMMER 2020
 
2014-15
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2015-16
 
2016-17
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2017-18
 
2018-19
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2019-20
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Bachelor's degree from University of Nebraska-Lincoln 0% 12% 43% 62% 66% 68%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of Nebraska-Lincoln 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of Nebraska-Lincoln 0% 12% 43% 62% 66% 68%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 1% 4% 7% 9% 10%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 2% 1% 1% 2% 2% 2%
= Total Graduated from another institution 2% 2% 5% 9% 11% 12%
Enrolled at University of Nebraska-Lincoln 81% 58% 25% 6% 3% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 6% 8% 10% 5% 4% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 4% 3% 2% 2% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
6% 12% 13% 7% 6% 3%
Current Status Unknown 11% 16% 14% 16% 14% 15%
First-Time Part-Time

First-Time Part-Time Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 38

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26%
21%
3%
50%
WITHIN 10 YEARS
26%
21%
3%
50%
WITHIN 8 YEARS
18%
12%
9%
12%
49%
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 University of Nebraska-Lincoln 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 University of Nebraska-Lincoln 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 Nebraska-Lincoln 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 Nebraska-Lincoln are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of Nebraska-Lincoln 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 Nebraska-Lincoln | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Part-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN IN FALL 2010 BY SUMMER 2020
 
2010-11
 
2011-12
 
2012-13
 
2013-14
 
2014-15
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2015-16
 
2016-17
WITHIN 8 YEARS
2017-18
 
2018-19
WITHIN 10 YEARS
2019-20
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Bachelor's degree from University of Nebraska-Lincoln 0% 0% 0% 3% 18% 18% 24% 26% 26% 26%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of Nebraska-Lincoln 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of Nebraska-Lincoln 0% 0% 0% 3% 18% 18% 24% 26% 26% 26%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 3% 6% 9% 9% 9% 9%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 3% 6% 6% 9% 12% 15% 12%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 3% 9% 12% 18% 21% 24% 21%
Enrolled at University of Nebraska-Lincoln 79% 35% 29% 21% 9% 9% 3% 0% 0% 0%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 12% 12% 15% 15% 12% 6% 3% 3% 0% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 14% 17% 9% 9% 6% 12% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
12% 26% 32% 24% 21% 12% 15% 3% 0% 3%
Current Status Unknown 9% 39% 39% 49% 43% 49% 40% 50% 50% 50%
Part-Time Transfer

Part-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 74

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39%
27%
1%
1%
32%
WITHIN 10 YEARS
39%
25%
4%
32%
WITHIN 8 YEARS
37%
24%
6%
3%
30%
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 University of Nebraska-Lincoln 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 University of Nebraska-Lincoln 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 Nebraska-Lincoln 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 Nebraska-Lincoln are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of Nebraska-Lincoln 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 Nebraska-Lincoln | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Part-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN IN FALL 2010 BY SUMMER 2020
 
2010-11
 
2011-12
 
2012-13
 
2013-14
 
2014-15
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2015-16
 
2016-17
WITHIN 8 YEARS
2017-18
 
2018-19
WITHIN 10 YEARS
2019-20
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Bachelor's degree from University of Nebraska-Lincoln 1% 1% 13% 28% 34% 37% 37% 39% 39% 39%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of Nebraska-Lincoln 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of Nebraska-Lincoln 1% 1% 13% 28% 34% 37% 37% 39% 39% 39%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 6% 11% 13% 15% 17% 18% 20% 20%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 6% 1% 2% 2% 1% 9% 7% 7% 7% 7%
= Total Graduated from another institution 6% 1% 8% 13% 14% 24% 24% 25% 27% 27%
Enrolled at University of Nebraska-Lincoln 73% 54% 37% 17% 8% 6% 6% 0% 0% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 15% 20% 17% 10% 6% 1% 4% 3% 0% 1%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 2% 5% 6% 11% 8% 2% 0% 1% 0% 0%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
17% 25% 23% 21% 14% 3% 4% 4% 0% 1%
Current Status Unknown 3% 19% 19% 21% 30% 30% 29% 32% 34% 32%