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.

Bismarck State College

Bismarck State College, the third largest college in North Dakota, is an innovative community college, offering high quality education, workforce training, and enrichment programs reaching local and global communities. Serving over 4,000 students each semester, BSC offers over 40 programs leading to a certificate, diploma, or an associate degree, as well as liberal arts courses that transfer to 4-year colleges and universities. BSC offers 18 online degree programs and one bachelor’s degree in energy management, and in cooperation with other North Dakota University System institutions, offers several additional bachelor’s degrees and graduate programs on campus. Students enrolling in BSC’s energy management bachelor’s degree program are admitted with junior standing after having completed an associate degree, certificate, or diploma in an approved energy related program of study from BSC or another regionally accredited institution. Despite the bachelor’s degree offering, BSC is primarily an associate degree and certificate granting institution and completes the associate degree and certificate program model of the Student Achievement Measure. To account for the students in the cohort who earned a bachelor’s degree, these students are included in the associate degree or certificate award outcome measures if they earned that respective degree/award from BSC as well. If students only earned a bachelor’s degree from BSC, they cannot be included in any of the outcome categories within the associate degree and certificate model. The cohort sizes are adjusted to reflect the exclusion of these students.
All Students

First-time-at-Institution, All Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 1,078

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56%
1%
19%
24%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
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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 Bismarck State 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 Bismarck State College are represented by the purple bar with the solid black bar underneath ().
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Bismarck State College are represented by the aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Bismarck State 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.

Bismarck State College | Associate / Certificate Seeking Model - All Students

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT BISMARCK STATE COLLEGE IN FALL 2009 BY SUMMER 2015
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Associate degree from Bismarck State College 27%
+ Associate degree from Bismarck State College - with later transfer to another institution 21%
+ Certificate award from Bismarck State College 7%
+ Certificate award from Bismarck State College - with later transfer to another institution 1%
= Total Graduated from Bismarck State College 56%
Enrolled at Bismarck State College 1%
Transferred with no degree or certificate from Bismarck State College* 19%
Current Status Unknown 24%
* Students who transferred may have subsequently earned a degree or award or be still enrolled; their status is not tracked after their transfer from Bismarck State College.
Full-Time

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

Number of students: 973

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59%
1%
18%
22%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
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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 Bismarck State 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 Bismarck State College are represented by the purple bar with the solid black bar underneath ().
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Bismarck State College are represented by the aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Bismarck State 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.

Bismarck State College | Associate / Certificate Seeking Model - Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT BISMARCK STATE COLLEGE IN FALL 2009 BY SUMMER 2015
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Associate degree from Bismarck State College 28%
+ Associate degree from Bismarck State College - with later transfer to another institution 22%
+ Certificate award from Bismarck State College 8%
+ Certificate award from Bismarck State College - with later transfer to another institution 1%
= Total Graduated from Bismarck State College 59%
Enrolled at Bismarck State College 1%
Transferred with no degree or certificate from Bismarck State College* 18%
Current Status Unknown 22%
* Students who transferred may have subsequently earned a degree or award or be still enrolled; their status is not tracked after their transfer from Bismarck State College.
Part-Time

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

Number of students: 105

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39%
1%
25%
35%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
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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 Bismarck State 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 Bismarck State College are represented by the purple bar with the solid black bar underneath ().
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Bismarck State College are represented by the aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Bismarck State 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.

Bismarck State College | Associate / Certificate Seeking Model - Part-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT BISMARCK STATE COLLEGE IN FALL 2009 BY SUMMER 2015
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Associate degree from Bismarck State College 22%
+ Associate degree from Bismarck State College - with later transfer to another institution 12%
+ Certificate award from Bismarck State College 5%
+ Certificate award from Bismarck State College - with later transfer to another institution 0%
= Total Graduated from Bismarck State College 39%
Enrolled at Bismarck State College 1%
Transferred with no degree or certificate from Bismarck State College* 25%
Current Status Unknown 35%
* Students who transferred may have subsequently earned a degree or award or be still enrolled; their status is not tracked after their transfer from Bismarck State College.