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.

Robert Morris University

Robert Morris University, founded in 1921, is one of the leading universities in the Pittsburgh region and among the largest private institutions of higher learning in Pennsylvania. More than 5,000 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students from 38 states and 37 countries are enrolled at RMU. The 230-acre campus in Moon Township is located 15 minutes from Pittsburgh International Airport and 17 miles from downtown. The 32-acre Island Sports Center on Neville Island provides state-of-the-art athletic facilities for the University and the community. RMU built its reputation by offering strong academic programs in traditional business fields such as accounting, finance, marketing and management. To prepare students for success in a changing and competitive workforce, the University has created programs in communications, information systems, engineering, mathematics, science, education, social sciences, nursing and health sciences. The University now offers 30 bachelor's degree programs and 19 master's and doctoral degree programs. RMU is a teaching-centered institution. The student-faculty ratio is 16:1, and the average class size is 24. More than 60 clubs and organizations help students develop leadership skills, network professionally and meet new friends. Student activities include varsity, club and intramural sports, sororities, fraternities and student government. The 17 varsity athletic programs are affiliated with NCAA Division I. For more information, visit www.rmu.edu.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 722

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58%
12%
2%
6%
22%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
55%
10%
6%
9%
20%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
41%
5%
23%
16%
15%
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 Robert Morris 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 Robert Morris 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 Robert Morris 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 Robert Morris University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Robert Morris 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.

Robert Morris University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
ROBERT MORRIS 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 Robert Morris University 0% 0% 1% 41% 55% 58%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Robert Morris University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Robert Morris University 0% 0% 1% 41% 55% 58%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 5% 10% 12%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 5% 10% 12%
Enrolled at Robert Morris University 99% 73% 64% 23% 6% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 12% 14% 11% 6% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 7% 6% 5% 3% 3%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 19% 20% 16% 9% 6%
Current Status Unknown 1% 8% 15% 15% 20% 22%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 297

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65%
6%
2%
27%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
61%
2%
8%
8%
21%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
22%
57%
9%
12%
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 Robert Morris 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 Robert Morris 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 Robert Morris 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 Robert Morris University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Robert Morris 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.

Robert Morris University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
ROBERT MORRIS 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 Robert Morris University 0% 22% 49% 61% 65% 65%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Robert Morris University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Robert Morris University 0% 22% 49% 61% 65% 65%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 2% 2% 5% 6%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 2% 2% 5% 6%
Enrolled at Robert Morris University 98% 57% 23% 8% 1% 0%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 5% 5% 5% 3% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 4% 2% 3% 1% 0%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 9% 7% 8% 4% 2%
Current Status Unknown 2% 12% 19% 21% 25% 27%