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.

Portland State University

Portland State University puts you in the heart of one of America’s most engaging cities. PSU is where learning and living are intertwined, where sustainability is integrated throughout the curriculum and campus, and where student life is characterized by energy, action, culture, arts, excitement, ideas and connections. At Portland State, you’ll have opportunities to explore more than 90 diverse undergraduate programs of study, including business, engineering, fine and performing arts, natural and life sciences, foreign languages and public affairs. You’ll work with talented faculty and learn alongside students from across the globe. University Studies, the nationally recognized general education component of your Portland State degree, provides students with integrated, connected learning experiences that lay the foundation for lifelong intellectual development. Another academic strength that sets PSU apart from many other universities is the Senior Capstone, which enables undergraduates to work with community and global partners to develop projects that help solve real-world problems. PSU also offers an Honors Program that features a unique internship opportunity in Washington D.C. and the chance to participate in the design of your own degree program.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 1,291

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48%
11%
10%
7%
24%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
40%
8%
19%
11%
22%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
19%
4%
41%
15%
21%
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 Portland State University 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 Portland State University 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 Portland State University 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 Portland State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Portland State University 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.

Portland State University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY 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 Portland State University 0% 0% 1% 19% 40% 48%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Portland State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Portland State University 0% 0% 1% 19% 40% 48%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 2% 6% 8%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 2% 2% 3%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 1% 4% 8% 11%
Enrolled at Portland State University 94% 72% 60% 41% 19% 10%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 7% 10% 9% 6% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 8% 8% 6% 5% 4%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 15% 18% 15% 11% 7%
Current Status Unknown 6% 13% 20% 21% 22% 24%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 1,822

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70%
8%
2%
3%
17%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
63%
5%
13%
5%
14%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
25%
1%
58%
6%
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 Portland State University 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 Portland State University 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 Portland State University 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 Portland State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Portland State University 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.

Portland State University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY 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 Portland State University 1% 25% 52% 63% 68% 70%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Portland State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Portland State University 1% 25% 52% 63% 68% 70%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 3% 4% 5%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 1% 1% 2% 2% 3% 3%
= Total Graduated from another institution 1% 1% 3% 5% 7% 8%
Enrolled at Portland State University 91% 58% 26% 13% 5% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 3% 4% 3% 2% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 3% 3% 2% 1% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 6% 7% 5% 3% 3%
Current Status Unknown 7% 10% 12% 14% 17% 17%