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.

Excelsior College

Excelsior College is a regionally accredited, nonprofit distance learning institution that focuses on removing obstacles to the educational goals of adult learners. Founded in 1971 and located in Albany, NY, Excelsior is a proven leader in the assessment and validation of student knowledge. It offers efficient and affordable access to degree completion through multiple avenues: its own online courses and college-level proficiency examinations, and the acceptance of transfer credit from other colleges and universities as well as recognized corporate and military training programs.
Part-Time

First-time-at-Institution, Part-Time Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 585

roll over each bar for detail data

42%
18%
17%
23%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
view detail data for graph »
Graduated: Reporting institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Associate's Degree / Certificate model tracks a group of students who started an associate degree program or certificate program at Excelsior College in the Fall of 2009. The students’ progress toward a degree or certificate is reported within 6 years.

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 Excelsior College are represented by the purple bar with the solid black bar underneath ().
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Excelsior College are represented by the aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Excelsior College and transferred to another institution prior to earning a degree or certificate are represented by the orange bar with the large white stripe underneath (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled at another institution.
  • 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.

Excelsior College | Associate / Certificate Seeking Model - Part-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT EXCELSIOR COLLEGE IN FALL 2009 BY SUMMER 2015
+ view details
Associate degree from Excelsior College 42%
+ Associate degree from Excelsior College - with later transfer to another institution 0%
+ Certificate award from Excelsior College 0%
+ Certificate award from Excelsior College - with later transfer to another institution 0%
= Total Graduated from Excelsior College 42%
Enrolled at Excelsior College 18%
Transferred with no degree or certificate from Excelsior College* 17%
Current Status Unknown 23%
* Students who transferred may have subsequently earned a degree or award or be still enrolled; their status is not tracked after their transfer from Excelsior College.