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.

College of Charleston

The College of Charleston is a state-supported comprehensive institution providing a high-quality education in the arts and sciences, education and business. The faculty is an important source of knowledge and expertise for the community, state, and nation. Consistent with its heritage since its founding in 1770, the College retains a strong liberal arts undergraduate curriculum. Located in the heart of historic Charleston, it strives to meet the growing educational demands primarily of the Lowcountry and the state and, secondarily, of the Southeast. A superior undergraduate program is central to the mission of the College of Charleston.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 2,001

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69%
15%
1%
5%
10%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
68%
14%
5%
7%
6%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
58%
7%
15%
13%
7%
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 College of Charleston 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 College of Charleston 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 College of Charleston 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 College of Charleston are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at College of Charleston 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.

College of Charleston | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON 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 College of Charleston 0% 0% 1% 58% 68% 69%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from College of Charleston 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from College of Charleston 0% 0% 1% 58% 68% 69%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 7% 13% 14%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 7% 14% 15%
Enrolled at College of Charleston 98% 83% 74% 15% 5% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 10% 14% 9% 5% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 1% 3% 4% 4% 2% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 13% 18% 13% 7% 5%
Current Status Unknown 1% 4% 7% 7% 6% 10%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 761

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61%
14%
3%
6%
16%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
57%
9%
9%
8%
17%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
12%
1%
68%
10%
9%
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 College of Charleston 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 College of Charleston 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 College of Charleston 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 College of Charleston are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at College of Charleston 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.

College of Charleston | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON 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 College of Charleston 1% 12% 41% 57% 60% 61%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from College of Charleston 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from College of Charleston 1% 12% 41% 57% 60% 61%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 3% 6% 8% 9%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 1% 2% 3% 4% 5%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 1% 5% 9% 12% 14%
Enrolled at College of Charleston 96% 68% 30% 9% 4% 3%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 7% 7% 6% 6% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 3% 3% 2% 2% 3%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 10% 10% 8% 8% 6%
Current Status Unknown 3% 9% 14% 17% 16% 16%