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.

Plymouth State University

The University motto Ut Prosim, (That I May Serve), underscores the values upon which the Plymouth State University mission is built. These values are supported by the faculty, staff, and administration through a commitment to excellent teaching based on scholarship, research and creative endeavor; active involvement in university activities; and service to the wider community. Plymouth State University emphasizes sustainability. Plymouth State University creates an environment that supports diversity, equity, and inclusiveness for the entire community and actively prepares students to participate respectfully and responsibly in a pluralistic society. Plymouth State University is committed to providing the best possible educational programming and therefore strives for continuous program improvement through comprehensive institutional assessment. The educational philosophy of the University is based on academic excellence, learner-centered teaching, experiential learning, applied research, regional service, and leadership. The Plymouth State University education features a complementary relationship between liberal arts and professional studies, between academic and professional development, between service and individual growth, and between the University campus and the larger community.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 972

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57%
11%
1%
6%
25%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
56%
9%
5%
8%
22%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
44%
5%
20%
14%
17%
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 Plymouth State University in the Fall of 2009. 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 Plymouth 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 Plymouth 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 Plymouth State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Plymouth 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.

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

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
PLYMOUTH STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2009 BY SUMMER 2015
 
2009-10
 
2010-11
 
2011-12
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2012-13
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2013-14
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2014-15
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Bachelor's degree from Plymouth State University 0% 0% 0% 44% 56% 57%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Plymouth State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Plymouth State University 0% 0% 0% 44% 56% 57%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 5% 9% 11%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 5% 9% 11%
Enrolled at Plymouth State University 99% 76% 66% 20% 5% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 9% 13% 10% 5% 4%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 7% 6% 4% 3% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 16% 19% 14% 8% 6%
Current Status Unknown 1% 8% 15% 17% 22% 25%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 244

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66%
6%
1%
2%
25%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
62%
3%
8%
6%
21%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
14%
69%
8%
9%
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 Plymouth State University in the Fall of 2009. 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 Plymouth 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 Plymouth 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 Plymouth State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Plymouth 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.

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

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
PLYMOUTH STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2009 BY SUMMER 2015
 
2009-10
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2010-11
 
2011-12
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2012-13
 
2013-14
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2014-15
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Bachelor's degree from Plymouth State University 0% 14% 45% 62% 65% 66%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Plymouth State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Plymouth State University 0% 14% 45% 62% 65% 66%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 3% 4% 6%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 1% 3% 4% 6%
Enrolled at Plymouth State University 99% 69% 28% 8% 3% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 5% 6% 5% 3% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 3% 4% 1% 2% 0%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 8% 10% 6% 5% 2%
Current Status Unknown 1% 9% 16% 21% 23% 25%