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.

Southern Oregon University

Mission Statement: Southern Oregon University is an inclusive campus community dedicated to student success, intellectual growth, and responsible global citizenship. Commitments: Southern Oregon University is committed to a challenging and practical liberal arts education centered on student learning, accessibility, and civic engagement; academic programs, partnerships, public service, outreach, sustainable practices, and economic development activities that address regional needs such as health and human services, business, and education; and outstanding programs that draw on and enrich our unique arts community and bioregion. General Description: Southern Oregon University is an extraordinary place. Our faculty and staff connect with our students. Our academic programs create dynamic environments that engage students in learning. Our strong commitment to each student ensures that programs are both academically challenging and personally supportive. SOU fills a unique niche in the West. As a public institution, we’re committed to affordability and access. However, we also offer a liberal arts curriculum that you would expect to find at a private college. And, as a university, SOU provides an array of undergraduate and graduate programs designed to meet the professional workforce needs of our region and our state.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 655

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32%
15%
7%
12%
34%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
30%
11%
14%
15%
30%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
19%
4%
31%
25%
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 Southern Oregon University in the Fall of 2009. 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 Southern Oregon 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 Southern Oregon 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 Southern Oregon University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Southern Oregon 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.

Southern Oregon University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2009 BY SUMMER 2015
 
2009-10
 
2010-11
 
2011-12
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2012-13
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2013-14
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2014-15
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Bachelor's degree from Southern Oregon University 0% 0% 3% 19% 30% 32%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Southern Oregon University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Southern Oregon University 0% 0% 3% 19% 30% 32%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 4% 11% 15%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 4% 11% 15%
Enrolled at Southern Oregon University 99% 70% 54% 31% 14% 7%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 9% 15% 17% 11% 8%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 12% 12% 8% 4% 4%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 21% 27% 25% 15% 12%
Current Status Unknown 1% 9% 16% 21% 30% 34%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 233

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52%
16%
3%
4%
25%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
48%
13%
11%
6%
22%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
16%
1%
59%
14%
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 Southern Oregon University in the Fall of 2009. 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 Southern Oregon 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 Southern Oregon 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 Southern Oregon University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Southern Oregon 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.

Southern Oregon University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2009 BY SUMMER 2015
 
2009-10
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2010-11
 
2011-12
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2012-13
 
2013-14
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2014-15
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Bachelor's degree from Southern Oregon University 0% 16% 38% 48% 52% 52%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Southern Oregon University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Southern Oregon University 0% 16% 38% 48% 52% 52%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 1% 8% 13% 16% 16%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 1% 8% 13% 16% 16%
Enrolled at Southern Oregon University 99% 59% 29% 11% 5% 3%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 11% 10% 4% 3% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 3% 1% 2% 1% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 14% 11% 6% 4% 4%
Current Status Unknown 1% 10% 14% 22% 23% 25%