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.

North Dakota State University-Main Campus

North Dakota State University is a student-focused, land-grant, research university — an economic engine that educates students, conducts primary research, creates new knowledge and advances technology. The university provides affordable access to an excellent education at a top-ranked institution that combines teaching and research in a rich learning environment, educating future leaders who will create solutions to national and global challenges that will shape a better world. NDSU is a major research university of 12,499 students. The university’s researchers are leaders in areas such as nanotechnology, microelectronics, polymers, food safety, plant science, vaccinology, biotechnology, robotics and materials science. NDSU is listed as 95 among 404 public universities based NDSU’s research expenditures reported to the National Science Foundation. In addition, NDSU is listed in the National Science Foundation’s top 100 in several areas, including: agricultural sciences; business management and business; communications; materials science, natural resources and conservation science; social sciences; sociology, demography and population studies; and visual and performing arts.

Fall 2014 First-time Full-time Cohort

6-year outcomes for undergraduate bachelor’s-seeking students as of 2020

First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2014

Number of students: 2,450

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62%
13%
3%
6%
16%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
57%
11%
9%
8%
15%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
38%
8%
30%
11%
13%
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 North Dakota State University-Main Campus in the Fall of 2014. 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 North Dakota State University-Main Campus 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 North Dakota State University-Main Campus 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 North Dakota State University-Main Campus are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at North Dakota State University-Main Campus 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.

North Dakota State University-Main Campus | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS IN FALL 2014 BY SUMMER 2020
 
2014-15
 
2015-16
 
2016-17
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2017-18
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2018-19
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2019-20
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Bachelor's degree from North Dakota State University-Main Campus 0% 0% 3% 38% 56% 62%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from North Dakota State University-Main Campus 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0%
= Total Graduated from North Dakota State University-Main Campus 0% 0% 3% 38% 57% 62%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 3% 7% 8%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 1% 3% 5% 4% 5%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 1% 3% 8% 11% 13%
Enrolled at North Dakota State University-Main Campus 99% 79% 68% 30% 9% 3%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 6% 9% 8% 5% 4%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 5% 5% 3% 3% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 11% 14% 11% 8% 6%
Current Status Unknown 1% 9% 12% 13% 15% 16%

Pell Grant Recipients Starting Fall 2014

Number of students: 512

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50%
14%
3%
9%
24%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
44%
11%
11%
12%
22%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
28%
8%
29%
15%
20%
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 North Dakota State University-Main Campus in the Fall of 2014. 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 North Dakota State University-Main Campus 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 North Dakota State University-Main Campus 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 North Dakota State University-Main Campus are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at North Dakota State University-Main Campus 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.

North Dakota State University-Main Campus | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Additional

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS IN FALL 2014 BY SUMMER 2020
 
2014-15
 
2015-16
 
2016-17
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2017-18
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2018-19
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2019-20
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Bachelor's degree from North Dakota State University-Main Campus 0% 0% 4% 28% 44% 50%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from North Dakota State University-Main Campus 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from North Dakota State University-Main Campus 0% 0% 4% 28% 44% 50%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 3% 7% 9%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 2% 5% 4% 5%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 3% 8% 11% 14%
Enrolled at North Dakota State University-Main Campus 99% 72% 59% 29% 11% 3%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 6% 9% 9% 8% 6%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 7% 7% 6% 4% 3%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 13% 16% 15% 12% 9%
Current Status Unknown 1% 15% 18% 20% 22% 24%

Students of Color Starting Fall 2014

Number of students: 217

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49%
15%
5%
7%
24%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
39%
11%
17%
12%
21%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
22%
5%
37%
17%
19%
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 North Dakota State University-Main Campus in the Fall of 2014. 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 North Dakota State University-Main Campus 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 North Dakota State University-Main Campus 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 North Dakota State University-Main Campus are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at North Dakota State University-Main Campus 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.

North Dakota State University-Main Campus | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Additional

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS IN FALL 2014 BY SUMMER 2020
 
2014-15
 
2015-16
 
2016-17
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2017-18
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2018-19
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2019-20
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Bachelor's degree from North Dakota State University-Main Campus 0% 0% 2% 22% 39% 49%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from North Dakota State University-Main Campus 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from North Dakota State University-Main Campus 0% 0% 2% 22% 39% 49%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 2% 6% 10%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 2% 3% 5% 5%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 2% 5% 11% 15%
Enrolled at North Dakota State University-Main Campus 99% 75% 64% 37% 17% 5%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 8% 10% 13% 8% 6%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 6% 7% 4% 4% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 14% 17% 17% 12% 7%
Current Status Unknown 1% 11% 15% 19% 21% 24%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2014

Number of students: 659

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66%
13%
2%
4%
15%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
59%
10%
11%
6%
14%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
11%
2%
69%
7%
11%
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 North Dakota State University-Main Campus in the Fall of 2014. 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 North Dakota State University-Main Campus 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 North Dakota State University-Main Campus 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 North Dakota State University-Main Campus are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at North Dakota State University-Main Campus 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.

North Dakota State University-Main Campus | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS IN FALL 2014 BY SUMMER 2020
 
2014-15
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2015-16
 
2016-17
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2017-18
 
2018-19
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2019-20
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Bachelor's degree from North Dakota State University-Main Campus 0% 11% 39% 59% 64% 66%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from North Dakota State University-Main Campus 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from North Dakota State University-Main Campus 0% 11% 39% 59% 64% 66%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 3% 6% 7% 8%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 1% 2% 3% 4% 5% 5%
= Total Graduated from another institution 1% 2% 6% 10% 12% 13%
Enrolled at North Dakota State University-Main Campus 96% 69% 33% 11% 4% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 5% 7% 4% 3% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 2% 2% 2% 1% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 7% 9% 6% 4% 4%
Current Status Unknown 3% 11% 13% 14% 16% 15%

Pell Grant Recipients Starting Fall 2014

Number of students: 195

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55%
12%
3%
5%
25%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
47%
8%
13%
7%
25%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
8%
3%
69%
6%
14%
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 North Dakota State University-Main Campus in the Fall of 2014. 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 North Dakota State University-Main Campus 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 North Dakota State University-Main Campus 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 North Dakota State University-Main Campus are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at North Dakota State University-Main Campus 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.

North Dakota State University-Main Campus | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Additional

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS IN FALL 2014 BY SUMMER 2020
 
2014-15
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2015-16
 
2016-17
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2017-18
 
2018-19
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2019-20
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Bachelor's degree from North Dakota State University-Main Campus 0% 8% 31% 47% 53% 55%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from North Dakota State University-Main Campus 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from North Dakota State University-Main Campus 0% 8% 31% 47% 53% 55%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 3% 5% 6% 7%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 2% 3% 3% 3% 5% 5%
= Total Graduated from another institution 2% 3% 6% 8% 11% 12%
Enrolled at North Dakota State University-Main Campus 95% 69% 33% 13% 5% 3%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 6% 5% 4% 4% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 0% 3% 3% 3% 3%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 6% 8% 7% 7% 5%
Current Status Unknown 3% 14% 22% 25% 24% 25%

Students of Color Starting Fall 2014

Number of students: 73

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53%
10%
3%
7%
27%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
44%
5%
14%
8%
29%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
10%
1%
62%
5%
22%
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 North Dakota State University-Main Campus in the Fall of 2014. 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 North Dakota State University-Main Campus 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 North Dakota State University-Main Campus 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 North Dakota State University-Main Campus are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at North Dakota State University-Main Campus 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.

North Dakota State University-Main Campus | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Additional

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS IN FALL 2014 BY SUMMER 2020
 
2014-15
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2015-16
 
2016-17
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2017-18
 
2018-19
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2019-20
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Bachelor's degree from North Dakota State University-Main Campus 0% 10% 23% 44% 49% 53%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from North Dakota State University-Main Campus 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from North Dakota State University-Main Campus 0% 10% 23% 44% 49% 53%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 3% 5% 5%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 3% 1% 4% 2% 3% 5%
= Total Graduated from another institution 3% 1% 4% 5% 8% 10%
Enrolled at North Dakota State University-Main Campus 97% 62% 40% 14% 8% 3%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 3% 7% 4% 3% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 2% 3% 4% 4% 4%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 5% 10% 8% 7% 7%
Current Status Unknown 0% 22% 23% 29% 28% 27%