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 Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation's first public university, was chartered in 1789 and opened to students in 1795. Today, UNC-Chapel Hill ranks among the great institutions of higher education in the nation, with offerings in 77 bachelor's, 110 master's, 65 doctorate and seven professional degree programs. The University enrolls more than 29,000 students who are taught by approximately 3,850 faculty members. Carolina's nationally acclaimed academics offer opportunities for public service, leadership, global study and research. UNC-Chapel Hill has a steadfast commitment to access and affordability with programs like the Carolina Covenant, which provides a debt-free education to low-income students from North Carolina and beyond.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 3,944

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90%
3%
1%
1%
5%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
88%
2%
3%
1%
6%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
83%
1%
12%
2%
2%
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 Chapel Hill 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 Chapel Hill 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 Chapel Hill 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 Chapel Hill are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 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 Chapel Hill | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL 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 Chapel Hill 0% 0% 2% 83% 88% 90%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 0% 0% 2% 83% 88% 90%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 1% 2% 3%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 1% 2% 3%
Enrolled at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 98% 96% 92% 12% 3% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 1% 2% 2% 1% 1%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 2% 3% 2% 1% 1%
Current Status Unknown 2% 2% 3% 2% 6% 5%

Pell Grant Recipients Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 782

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86%
3%
2%
2%
7%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
84%
3%
5%
2%
6%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
77%
1%
15%
3%
4%
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 Chapel Hill 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 Chapel Hill 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 Chapel Hill 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 Chapel Hill are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 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 Chapel Hill | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Additional

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL 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 Chapel Hill 0% 0% 2% 77% 84% 86%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 0% 0% 2% 77% 84% 86%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 1% 3% 3%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 1% 3% 3%
Enrolled at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 99% 96% 92% 15% 5% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 2% 3% 2% 1% 1%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 2% 4% 3% 2% 2%
Current Status Unknown 1% 2% 2% 4% 6% 7%

Students of Color Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 1,096

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86%
3%
2%
2%
7%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
85%
2%
5%
2%
6%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
78%
2%
15%
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 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 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 Chapel Hill 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 Chapel Hill 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 Chapel Hill are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 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 Chapel Hill | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Additional

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL 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 Chapel Hill 0% 0% 2% 78% 85% 86%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 0% 0% 2% 78% 85% 86%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 2% 2% 3%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 2% 2% 3%
Enrolled at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 99% 96% 92% 15% 5% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 2% 3% 1% 1% 1%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 2% 3% 2% 2% 2%
Current Status Unknown 1% 2% 3% 3% 6% 7%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 888

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84%
7%
2%
7%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
82%
5%
3%
3%
7%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
36%
54%
5%
5%
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 Chapel Hill 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 Chapel Hill 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 Chapel Hill 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 Chapel Hill are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 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 Chapel Hill | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL 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 Chapel Hill 3% 36% 75% 82% 83% 84%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 3% 36% 75% 82% 83% 84%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 3% 4% 5% 6%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 3% 5% 6% 7%
Enrolled at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 89% 54% 11% 3% 1% 0%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 1% 4% 3% 2% 2% 1%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 1% 1% 1% 0% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 5% 4% 3% 2% 2%
Current Status Unknown 7% 5% 7% 7% 8% 7%

Pell Grant Recipients Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 237

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82%
7%
2%
9%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
80%
3%
2%
3%
12%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
38%
53%
6%
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 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 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 Chapel Hill 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 Chapel Hill 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 Chapel Hill are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 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 Chapel Hill | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Additional

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL 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 Chapel Hill 0% 38% 72% 80% 81% 82%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 0% 38% 72% 80% 81% 82%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 3% 4% 6%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 1% 3% 4% 7%
Enrolled at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 97% 53% 15% 2% 1% 0%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 1% 4% 6% 3% 3% 1%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 1% 2% 0% 0% 0% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
2% 6% 6% 3% 3% 2%
Current Status Unknown 1% 3% 6% 12% 11% 9%

Students of Color Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 200

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80%
7%
1%
4%
8%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
78%
5%
3%
4%
10%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
32%
1%
58%
7%
2%
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 Chapel Hill 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 Chapel Hill 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 Chapel Hill 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 Chapel Hill are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 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 Chapel Hill | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Additional

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL 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 Chapel Hill 4% 32% 70% 78% 80% 80%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 4% 32% 70% 78% 80% 80%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 1% 1% 3% 5% 6% 6%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 1% 0% 0% 0% 1% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 2% 1% 3% 5% 7% 7%
Enrolled at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 93% 58% 17% 3% 2% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 6% 6% 4% 3% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 1% 0% 0% 1% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 7% 6% 4% 4% 4%
Current Status Unknown 1% 2% 4% 10% 7% 8%