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.

SUNY College at Buffalo

Buffalo State College is the largest comprehensive college in the SUNY system, with a long history of providing outstanding undergraduate and graduate education. Established in 1871 as the Buffalo Normal School, Buffalo State has grown from an institution primarily dedicated to training teachers for Buffalo’s growing population to a large comprehensive college with programs in education, liberal arts and sciences, and professional studies. Buffalo State is a diverse and inclusive college committed to the intellectual, personal, and professional growth of its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Our mission is to provide a meaningful and relevant education that empowers students to succeed and inspires a lifelong passion for learning. Buffalo State is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, service, scholarship, creative activity, and cultural enrichment. Our location within the city of Buffalo’s museum district and arts corridor is bordered by distinctive and emerging neighborhoods that enable students to participate in nationally recognized community engagement and service experiences in an urban setting. Our urban setting fosters an environment where the city becomes the classroom and academic programs can move beyond the campus buildings and into the surrounding neighborhoods. As an anchor institution for the city, Buffalo State takes seriously its role in improving the community through responsible stewardship of our human and financial resources, and fully embraces its mission as SUNY’s urban-engaged campus. Buffalo State’s diverse student population, engaged and exceptional faculty, wide range of academic programs, and applied-learning opportunities create a unique community of scholars who believe in the power of education to transform lives.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2011

Number of students: 1,391

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48%
17%
4%
7%
24%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
45%
15%
9%
11%
20%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
27%
8%
29%
18%
18%
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 SUNY College at Buffalo in the Fall of 2011. 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 SUNY College at Buffalo 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 SUNY College at Buffalo 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 SUNY College at Buffalo are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at SUNY College at Buffalo 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.

SUNY College at Buffalo | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
SUNY COLLEGE AT BUFFALO IN FALL 2011 BY SUMMER 2017
 
2011-12
 
2012-13
 
2013-14
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2014-15
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2015-16
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2016-17
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Bachelor's degree from SUNY College at Buffalo 0% 0% 1% 27% 45% 48%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from SUNY College at Buffalo 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from SUNY College at Buffalo 0% 0% 1% 27% 45% 48%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 6% 12% 14%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 1% 2% 2% 3% 3%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 1% 2% 8% 15% 17%
Enrolled at SUNY College at Buffalo 98% 74% 59% 29% 9% 4%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 9% 15% 12% 7% 5%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 8% 7% 6% 4% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 17% 22% 18% 11% 7%
Current Status Unknown 2% 8% 16% 18% 20% 24%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2011

Number of students: 1,147

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62%
8%
1%
4%
25%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
56%
5%
10%
6%
23%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
17%
2%
62%
6%
13%
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 SUNY College at Buffalo in the Fall of 2011. 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 SUNY College at Buffalo 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 SUNY College at Buffalo 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 SUNY College at Buffalo are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at SUNY College at Buffalo 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.

SUNY College at Buffalo | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
SUNY COLLEGE AT BUFFALO IN FALL 2011 BY SUMMER 2017
 
2011-12
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2012-13
 
2013-14
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2014-15
 
2015-16
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2016-17
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Bachelor's degree from SUNY College at Buffalo 0% 17% 42% 56% 61% 62%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from SUNY College at Buffalo 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from SUNY College at Buffalo 0% 17% 42% 56% 61% 62%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 1% 2% 3% 4% 5%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 2% 1% 1% 2% 3% 3%
= Total Graduated from another institution 2% 2% 3% 5% 7% 8%
Enrolled at SUNY College at Buffalo 97% 62% 29% 10% 3% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 4% 5% 4% 3% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 2% 3% 2% 2% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 6% 8% 6% 5% 4%
Current Status Unknown 1% 13% 18% 23% 24% 25%