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.

Francis Marion University

Francis Marion University is moderately sized public university that delivers cutting edge instruction in professional disciplines, buttressed by a comprehensive liberal arts education. FMU is noted for its beautiful campus and its intimate academic community. Small classes taught by full-time faculty – not graduate students -- are a hallmark. Students enjoy unparalleled access to professors and the opportunity to forge lasting bonds that can shape both lives and careers. Faculty members regularly assist students in finding experiential learning opportunities, such as internships and undergraduate research opportunities. Students may also benefit from travel both in the U.S. and abroad. The University maintains exchange programs at 19 foreign universities in 13 different countries. All faculty members hold advanced degrees, and 86 percent of the University's full-time faculty hold terminal degrees in their field. The University offers more than 60 majors. Education, Business, Psychology and Biology are long-time favorites among students, and programs for which the University is rightfully renown. Industrial Engineering, which builds on the University’s longstanding excellence in Physics and Mathematics, is a recent addition that is fast gaining popularity. Nursing and the Health Sciences is clearly the fastest-growing area of academic interest. FMU’s School of Health Sciences is an acknowledgement of that fact, as is the newly constructed Luther F. Carter Center for Health Sciences located in downtown Florence. The state-of-the-art classroom and administrative center houses FMU’s graduate programs in Nursing, Clinical Psychology, and the new Physician Assistant program. Additional medical specialties are in the pipeline. Francis Marion also offers graduate degrees in Education and Business, including a new multi-disciplinary MBA specializing in Healthcare Management. Francis Marion University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) for all its degree programs.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 737

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40%
15%
4%
13%
28%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
33%
11%
12%
18%
26%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
17%
6%
32%
23%
22%
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 Francis Marion University 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 Francis Marion 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 Francis Marion 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 Francis Marion University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Francis Marion 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.

Francis Marion University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
FRANCIS MARION UNIVERSITY 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 Francis Marion University 0% 0% 0% 17% 33% 40%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Francis Marion University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Francis Marion University 0% 0% 0% 17% 33% 40%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 2% 6% 8%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 2% 4% 5% 7%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 2% 6% 11% 15%
Enrolled at Francis Marion University 98% 68% 54% 32% 12% 4%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 6% 10% 10% 9% 7%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 1% 14% 15% 13% 9% 6%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 20% 25% 23% 18% 13%
Current Status Unknown 1% 12% 19% 22% 26% 28%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 271

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54%
13%
1%
8%
24%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
44%
7%
14%
12%
23%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
8%
2%
66%
12%
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 Francis Marion University 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 Francis Marion 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 Francis Marion 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 Francis Marion University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Francis Marion 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.

Francis Marion University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
FRANCIS MARION UNIVERSITY 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 Francis Marion University 0% 8% 26% 44% 51% 54%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Francis Marion University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Francis Marion University 0% 8% 26% 44% 51% 54%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 1% 4% 5% 8% 8%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 1% 1% 2% 4% 5%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 2% 5% 7% 12% 13%
Enrolled at Francis Marion University 96% 66% 34% 14% 4% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 4% 9% 7% 4% 4%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 1% 8% 9% 5% 4% 4%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 12% 18% 12% 8% 8%
Current Status Unknown 3% 12% 17% 23% 25% 24%