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.

Temple University

Temple University is a public four-year research university and a national leader in education, research and health care. Founded as a night school by Russell Conwell in 1884, Temple University has evolved into an international powerhouse in higher education and a top-tier research institution with roughly 40,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. As the largest university in one of the nation’s most iconic cities, Temple educates diverse future leaders from across Philadelphia, the country and the world who share a common drive to learn, prepare for their careers and make a real impact. Temple offers students a dynamic and nurturing learning environment with the support of a renowned faculty, dedicated academic advisors focused on setting a clear path to graduation and a broad curriculum of more than 500 academic programs. A longtime leader in professional education, Temple is also among the nation's largest educators in the combined fields of dentistry, law, medicine, pharmacy and podiatry. Investments in the campus learning environment have elevated the university’s capabilities across its 17 schools and colleges with impressive results. In 2015, Temple achieved the R1 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, placing it among the most active research universities in the nation. Temple also recently celebrated several milestones, including a Rhodes scholar, a Goldwater scholar, and its largest and brightest graduating class. Temple’s bustling Main Campus is set against the backdrop of the Philadelphia skyline. Green space, athletic facilities and eclectic architecture ranging from the historic Temple Performing Arts Center to an emerging state-of-the-art Charles Library form a vibrant residential setting. Temple’s NCAA Division I athletic programs and hundreds of student organizations thrive on campus. Philadelphia’s public university, Temple provides an unparalleled value to families in the region and serves as an essential resource to the surrounding community. Temple also offers a gateway to the world with long-standing international campuses in Tokyo and Rome and study abroad opportunities across six continents.

Fall 2013 First-time Full-time Cohort

6-year outcomes for undergraduate bachelor’s-seeking students as of 2019

First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2013

Number of students: 4,372

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74%
6%
3%
3%
14%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
71%
6%
8%
4%
11%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
52%
3%
29%
6%
10%
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 Temple University in the Fall of 2013. 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 Temple 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 Temple 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 Temple University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Temple 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.

Temple University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2013 BY SUMMER 2019
 
2013-14
 
2014-15
 
2015-16
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2016-17
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2017-18
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2018-19
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Bachelor's degree from Temple University 0% 0% 1% 52% 71% 74%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Temple University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Temple University 0% 0% 1% 52% 71% 74%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 3% 5% 6%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 3% 6% 6%
Enrolled at Temple University 99% 89% 82% 29% 8% 3%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 4% 6% 4% 2% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 2% 3% 2% 2% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 6% 9% 6% 4% 3%
Current Status Unknown 1% 5% 8% 10% 11% 14%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2013

Number of students: 2,382

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73%
5%
1%
3%
18%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
67%
4%
9%
4%
16%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
17%
1%
71%
4%
7%
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 Temple University in the Fall of 2013. 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 Temple 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 Temple 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 Temple University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Temple 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.

Temple University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2013 BY SUMMER 2019
 
2013-14
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2014-15
 
2015-16
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2016-17
 
2017-18
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2018-19
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Bachelor's degree from Temple University 0% 17% 49% 67% 72% 73%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Temple University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Temple University 0% 17% 49% 67% 72% 73%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 3% 3% 4%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 1% 1% 2% 4% 5% 5%
Enrolled at Temple University 97% 71% 32% 9% 3% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 3% 3% 2% 2% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 1% 2% 2% 1% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 4% 5% 4% 3% 3%
Current Status Unknown 2% 7% 12% 16% 17% 18%