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 Upstate

USC Upstate offers more than 40 bachelor’s degree programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business administration, nursing, and teacher education, and master’s degrees in education, informatics, and nursing. Among the fastest-growing universities in South Carolina, USC Upstate is a diverse and dynamic community of 6,000 students from across the Upstate, 36 states, and 51 countries. As a leading metropolitan universities in the Southeast, USC Upstate has its main campus in Spartanburg, two locations in Greenville, and a growing number of programs online. The USC Upstate Spartans, which fields 17 varsity sports, compete on the NCAA Division I level as a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference. Nearly 26,000 alumni have earned degrees from USC Upstate and approximately 85 percent choose to remain in the Upstate region to build their lives and careers, making a significant impact of the region’s economy and quality of life. Learn more www.uscupstate.edu.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 836

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40%
26%
3%
8%
23%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
37%
20%
8%
15%
20%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
23%
12%
25%
23%
17%
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 Upstate 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 Upstate 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 Upstate 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 Upstate are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of South Carolina Upstate 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 Upstate | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA UPSTATE 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 Upstate 0% 0% 1% 23% 37% 40%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of South Carolina Upstate 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of South Carolina Upstate 0% 0% 1% 23% 37% 40%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 9% 15% 19%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 1% 3% 3% 5% 7%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 1% 3% 12% 20% 26%
Enrolled at University of South Carolina Upstate 99% 66% 53% 25% 8% 3%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 13% 19% 13% 7% 4%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 10% 10% 10% 8% 4%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 23% 29% 23% 15% 8%
Current Status Unknown 1% 10% 14% 17% 20% 23%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 530

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63%
12%
1%
3%
21%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
60%
9%
7%
6%
18%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
27%
2%
53%
9%
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 Upstate 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 Upstate 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 Upstate 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 Upstate are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of South Carolina Upstate 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 Upstate | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA UPSTATE 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 Upstate 7% 27% 49% 60% 62% 63%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of South Carolina Upstate 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of South Carolina Upstate 7% 27% 49% 60% 62% 63%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 1% 4% 7% 8% 10%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 1% 1% 2% 3% 2%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 2% 5% 9% 11% 12%
Enrolled at University of South Carolina Upstate 93% 53% 21% 7% 3% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 4% 4% 3% 2% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 5% 4% 3% 3% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 9% 8% 6% 5% 3%
Current Status Unknown 0% 9% 17% 18% 19% 21%