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 Pennsylvania

A member of the Ivy League and the nation’s first university, the University of Pennsylvania is an inclusive community in Philadelphia where teaching and innovation extend across disciplines. Penn was founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1740 to push the frontiers of knowledge and benefit society by integrating study in the liberal arts and sciences with opportunities for research and practical, pre-professional training at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Penn is committed to meeting the full demonstrated need of all undergraduates with grant-based financial aid, making this intellectually compelling integration of liberal and professional education accessible to talented students of all backgrounds and empowering them to make an impact on the world. (note: only loan eligible students are tracked for the graduation rates below. In 2007, international students were not yet eligible to take loans at Penn, therefore they are excluded from the data below. The 6-year graduation rate for international students from the 2007 cohort is 95%)

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: 2,352

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96%
1%
1%
1%
1%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
94%
1%
3%
2%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
86%
1%
11%
1%
1%
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 Pennsylvania 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 University of Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA 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 University of Pennsylvania 0% 0% 1% 86% 94% 96%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of Pennsylvania 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of Pennsylvania 0% 0% 1% 86% 94% 96%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 1%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 1%
Enrolled at University of Pennsylvania 71% 97% 95% 11% 3% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 1% 1% 1% 0% 0%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 1% 1% 1% 0% 1%
Current Status Unknown 29% 2% 3% 1% 2% 1%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2014

Number of students: 142

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99%
1%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
96%
1%
2%
1%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
13%
82%
1%
4%
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 Pennsylvania 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 University of Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA 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 University of Pennsylvania 0% 13% 89% 96% 99% 99%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of Pennsylvania 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of Pennsylvania 0% 13% 89% 96% 99% 99%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1%
Enrolled at University of Pennsylvania 79% 82% 9% 2% 0% 0%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0%
Current Status Unknown 21% 4% 0% 1% 0% 0%