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.

Cornell University

Cornell is a private, Ivy League university and the land-grant university for New York State. Cornell's mission is to discover, preserve, and disseminate knowledge; produce creative work; and promote a culture of broad inquiry throughout and beyond the Cornell community. Cornell also aims, through public service, to enhance the lives and livelihoods of our students, the people of New York, and others around the world. Our faculty, students, alumni, and staff strive toward these objectives in a context of freedom with responsibility. We foster initiative, integrity, and excellence, in an environment of collegiality, civility, and responsible stewardship. As the land-grant university for the state of New York, we apply the results of our endeavors in service to our alumni, the community, the state, the nation, and the world. Cornell aspires to be the exemplary comprehensive research university for the 21st century on the basis of our distinctive status as a private university with a formal public mission. Faculty, staff, and students will thrive at Cornell because of its unparalleled combination of quality and breadth; its high standards; its open, collaborative, and innovative culture; the opportunities provided by beautiful, vibrant rural and urban campuses; and programs that extend throughout the state of New York and across the globe.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 3,173

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94%
2%
1%
1%
2%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
93%
1%
2%
1%
3%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
86%
1%
8%
2%
3%
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 Cornell 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 Cornell 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 Cornell 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 Cornell University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Cornell 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.

Cornell University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
CORNELL 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 Cornell University 0% 0% 2% 86% 93% 94%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Cornell University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Cornell University 0% 0% 2% 86% 93% 94%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 2%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 2%
Enrolled at Cornell University 99% 96% 92% 8% 2% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 1% 2% 2% 1% 0%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 1% 2% 2% 1% 1%
Current Status Unknown 1% 3% 4% 3% 3% 2%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 530

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95%
2%
1%
2%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
92%
2%
2%
1%
3%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
27%
1%
66%
3%
3%
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 Cornell 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 Cornell 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 Cornell 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 Cornell University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Cornell 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.

Cornell University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
CORNELL 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 Cornell University 0% 27% 84% 92% 93% 95%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Cornell University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Cornell University 0% 27% 84% 92% 93% 95%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 1% 2% 2% 2% 2%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 1% 2% 2% 2% 2%
Enrolled at Cornell University 97% 66% 8% 2% 2% 0%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 1% 3% 1% 1% 1% 1%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
2% 3% 2% 1% 1% 1%
Current Status Unknown 1% 3% 4% 3% 2% 2%