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 South Carolina Aiken

Founded in 1961, USC Aiken is a comprehensive institution with a strong liberal arts and science focus and functions as part of the University of South Carolina system, combining the advantages of a small institution with the resources of a major university. USC Aiken offers bachelor's degrees in 47 areas and selected master's degrees. With an enrollment of approximately 3,500, USC Aiken focuses on personal attention, quality teaching, and an active campus environment. Small classes taught by professors - not teaching assistants - afford students one-on-one relationships with experienced faculty, individual advisement, and research opportunities, all of which are connected to the institution's commitment to helping students achieve academic success. USC Aiken has strong ties with the community and offers a diverse non-credit program of trips, camps, and continuing education for members of the surrounding area. USC Aiken is ranked #1 among Best Regional Public Colleges in the South by U.S. News & World Report. The university has ranked in the top three for 19 consecutive years and has placed first 12 times.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 588

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40%
25%
3%
10%
22%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
35%
20%
9%
15%
21%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
21%
9%
26%
24%
20%
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 South Carolina Aiken 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 University of South Carolina Aiken 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 South Carolina Aiken 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 South Carolina Aiken are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of South Carolina Aiken 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 South Carolina Aiken | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AIKEN 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 University of South Carolina Aiken 0% 0% 1% 21% 35% 40%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of South Carolina Aiken 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of South Carolina Aiken 0% 0% 1% 21% 35% 40%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 6% 15% 19%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 2% 3% 5% 6%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 2% 9% 20% 25%
Enrolled at University of South Carolina Aiken 99% 70% 56% 26% 9% 3%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 9% 14% 15% 9% 5%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 11% 12% 9% 6% 5%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 20% 26% 24% 15% 10%
Current Status Unknown 1% 10% 15% 20% 21% 22%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 185

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55%
20%
2%
6%
17%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
49%
15%
11%
9%
16%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
8%
4%
67%
12%
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 University of South Carolina Aiken 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 University of South Carolina Aiken 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 South Carolina Aiken 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 South Carolina Aiken are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of South Carolina Aiken 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 South Carolina Aiken | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AIKEN 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 University of South Carolina Aiken 1% 8% 34% 49% 55% 55%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of South Carolina Aiken 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of South Carolina Aiken 1% 8% 34% 49% 55% 55%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 1% 4% 8% 13% 13%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 2% 3% 5% 7% 6% 7%
= Total Graduated from another institution 2% 4% 9% 15% 19% 20%
Enrolled at University of South Carolina Aiken 97% 67% 31% 11% 3% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 9% 9% 4% 3% 4%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 3% 6% 5% 5% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 12% 15% 9% 8% 6%
Current Status Unknown 0% 9% 11% 16% 15% 17%
First-Time Part-Time

First-Time Part-Time Students Starting Fall 2006

Number of students: 52

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12%
35%
53%
WITHIN 10 YEARS
12%
33%
8%
47%
WITHIN 8 YEARS
8%
25%
6%
15%
46%
WITHIN 6 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 South Carolina Aiken in the Fall of 2006. 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 South Carolina Aiken 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 South Carolina Aiken 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 South Carolina Aiken are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of South Carolina Aiken 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 South Carolina Aiken | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Part-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AIKEN IN FALL 2006 BY SUMMER 2016
 
2006-07
 
2007-08
 
2008-09
 
2009-10
 
2010-11
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2011-12
 
2012-13
WITHIN 8 YEARS
2013-14
 
2014-15
WITHIN 10 YEARS
2015-16
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Bachelor's degree from University of South Carolina Aiken 0% 0% 0% 2% 8% 8% 12% 12% 12% 12%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of South Carolina Aiken 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of South Carolina Aiken 0% 0% 0% 2% 8% 8% 12% 12% 12% 12%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 10% 12% 13% 15% 15% 15%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 4% 10% 12% 15% 13% 14% 18% 16% 20%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 4% 10% 12% 25% 25% 27% 33% 31% 35%
Enrolled at University of South Carolina Aiken 83% 38% 27% 17% 6% 6% 0% 0% 0% 0%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 6% 12% 17% 10% 8% 12% 6% 4% 0%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 4% 15% 23% 18% 15% 7% 3% 2% 4% 0%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
4% 21% 35% 35% 25% 15% 15% 8% 8% 0%
Current Status Unknown 13% 37% 28% 34% 36% 46% 46% 47% 49% 53%
Part-Time Transfer

Part-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2006

Number of students: 63

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23%
31%
11%
35%
WITHIN 10 YEARS
21%
31%
2%
11%
35%
WITHIN 8 YEARS
18%
23%
8%
18%
33%
WITHIN 6 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 South Carolina Aiken in the Fall of 2006. 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 South Carolina Aiken 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 South Carolina Aiken 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 South Carolina Aiken are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of South Carolina Aiken 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 South Carolina Aiken | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Part-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AIKEN IN FALL 2006 BY SUMMER 2016
 
2006-07
 
2007-08
 
2008-09
 
2009-10
 
2010-11
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2011-12
 
2012-13
WITHIN 8 YEARS
2013-14
 
2014-15
WITHIN 10 YEARS
2015-16
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Bachelor's degree from University of South Carolina Aiken 3% 6% 10% 10% 16% 18% 19% 21% 21% 23%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of South Carolina Aiken 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of South Carolina Aiken 3% 6% 10% 10% 16% 18% 19% 21% 21% 23%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 2% 8% 10% 11% 13% 18% 23% 24% 24%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 1% 2% 3% 5% 10% 9% 8% 7% 7%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 3% 10% 13% 16% 23% 27% 31% 31% 31%
Enrolled at University of South Carolina Aiken 84% 29% 18% 19% 11% 8% 6% 2% 2% 0%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 3% 10% 10% 11% 8% 13% 15% 10% 8% 8%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 13% 8% 7% 5% 5% 3% 1% 3% 3%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
3% 23% 18% 18% 13% 18% 18% 11% 11% 11%
Current Status Unknown 10% 39% 44% 40% 44% 33% 30% 35% 35% 35%