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.

Granite State College

Granite State College is one of the four institutions of the University System of New Hampshire, New Hampshire's public university system. Our primary mission is to serve as the system's statewide college for adults, in addition to being New Hampshire's leader in delivering online education. We are proud to offer associate, bachelor's and master's degrees, post-baccalaureate programs for teacher education, transfer opportunities, and online degree programs. By offering degree programs in high-demand fields combined with flexible scheduling, Granite State College makes it possible to balance the responsibilities of work and/or family while earning a college degree. We believe that the most valuable asset for individuals, businesses, and communities is knowledge, and we specialize in helping our students develop the knowledge they need to empower themselves and the world at large. As an accredited institution with over 40 years of experience, Granite State College is dedicated to providing affordable, convenient, and innovative education to undergraduates, graduate students, and continuing education professionals. Granite State College serves a non-traditional audience, with few first-time full-time students; as such, we appreciate the opportunity to report on other more representative cohorts (part-time, transfer) through SAM. We also endorse the SAM approach to examining long-term higher education retention/completion, even if the high-water mark in a student's education occurs at an institution other than the one at which they began their degree program.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 15

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33%
67%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
27%
13%
60%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
27%
20%
53%
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 Granite State College 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 Granite State College 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 Granite State College 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 Granite State College are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Granite State College 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.

Granite State College | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
GRANITE STATE COLLEGE 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 Granite State College 0% 0% 20% 27% 27% 33%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Granite State College 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Granite State College 0% 0% 20% 27% 27% 33%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Enrolled at Granite State College 100% 73% 40% 20% 13% 0%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Current Status Unknown 0% 27% 40% 53% 60% 67%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 120

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74%
3%
5%
1%
17%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
63%
2%
11%
2%
22%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
36%
30%
2%
32%
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 Granite State College 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 Granite State College 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 Granite State College 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 Granite State College are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Granite State College 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.

Granite State College | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
GRANITE STATE COLLEGE 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 Granite State College 4% 36% 58% 63% 68% 74%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Granite State College 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Granite State College 4% 36% 58% 63% 68% 74%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 2% 3% 3%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 1% 2% 3% 3%
Enrolled at Granite State College 40% 30% 22% 11% 10% 5%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 2% 3% 2% 1% 1%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 2% 3% 2% 1% 1%
Current Status Unknown 56% 32% 16% 22% 18% 17%