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.

University of North Carolina at Asheville

UNC Asheville is distinctive in the UNC system as its designated liberal arts university. Our practice of the liberal arts emphasizes the centrality of learning and discovery through exemplary teaching, innovative scholarship, creative expression, co-curricular activities, undergraduate research, engaged service, and practical experience. Primarily undergraduate, UNC Asheville offers a liberal arts education characterized by high quality faculty-student interaction. We offer this challenging educational experience to all promising students who are committed to liberal learning and personal growth. Our liberal arts educational approach emphasizes life skills including critical thinking, clear and thoughtful expression, and honest open inquiry. Students undertake concentrated study in one area while simultaneously developing an understanding of the connections among disciplines. We encourage students to clarify, develop and live their own values while respecting the views and beliefs of others. In addition, we cultivate an understanding of the dimensions of human diversity while recognizing the common humanity of all. We believe a quality liberal arts education enables our graduates to be lifelong learners and to lead successful, flourishing lives as leaders and contributors to their communities. At UNC Asheville, we respond to the conditions and concerns of the contemporary world both as individuals and as a university. We incorporate economic, social and environmental sustainability into our institutional practices and curriculum. With a range of associated centers, partnerships, and initiatives, we fulfill our public responsibility to address the needs of our community through a continuum of learning. We develop a commitment to continuing service characterized by an informed, responsible, and creative engagement with the Asheville area, the southern Appalachian region, the state of North Carolina, and a diverse and increasingly connected world.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 590

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62%
14%
2%
6%
16%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
59%
12%
7%
9%
13%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
39%
7%
30%
14%
10%
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 University of North Carolina at Asheville 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 University of North Carolina at Asheville 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 University of North Carolina at Asheville 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 University of North Carolina at Asheville are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of North Carolina at Asheville 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.

University of North Carolina at Asheville | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE 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 University of North Carolina at Asheville 0% 1% 1% 39% 59% 62%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of North Carolina at Asheville 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of North Carolina at Asheville 0% 1% 1% 39% 59% 62%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 6% 11% 13%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 7% 12% 14%
Enrolled at University of North Carolina at Asheville 96% 78% 73% 30% 7% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 9% 11% 9% 5% 4%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 1% 5% 6% 5% 4% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 14% 17% 14% 9% 6%
Current Status Unknown 3% 7% 9% 10% 13% 16%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 320

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69%
9%
1%
2%
19%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
62%
5%
11%
6%
16%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
9%
73%
8%
10%
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 University of North Carolina at Asheville 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 University of North Carolina at Asheville 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 University of North Carolina at Asheville 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 University of North Carolina at Asheville are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of North Carolina at Asheville 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.

University of North Carolina at Asheville | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE 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 University of North Carolina at Asheville 0% 9% 45% 62% 68% 69%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of North Carolina at Asheville 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of North Carolina at Asheville 0% 9% 45% 62% 68% 69%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 2% 3% 5% 7%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 2% 2% 2%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 2% 5% 7% 9%
Enrolled at University of North Carolina at Asheville 97% 73% 32% 11% 3% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 6% 6% 5% 3% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 2% 3% 1% 0% 0%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 8% 9% 6% 3% 2%
Current Status Unknown 3% 10% 12% 16% 19% 19%