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.

Black Hills State University

Black Hills State University is a master’s level university that promotes excellence in teaching and learning; supports research, creative and scholarly activities and provides service to the state, region, nation and global community. BHSU provides innovative, high quality undergraduate (associate and baccalaureate) programs in the arts, humanities, education, behavioral sciences, mathematics, social sciences, natural sciences, business and technology as well as selected disciplines of strength at the graduate level. Black Hills State University is the only comprehensive University in western South Dakota.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 669

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35%
18%
5%
8%
34%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
29%
15%
13%
10%
33%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
17%
8%
28%
14%
33%
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 Black Hills State 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 Black Hills State 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 Black Hills State 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 Black Hills State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Black Hills State 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.

Black Hills State University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
BLACK HILLS STATE 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 Black Hills State University 0% 0% 1% 16% 28% 34%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Black Hills State University 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 1%
= Total Graduated from Black Hills State University 0% 0% 1% 17% 29% 35%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 4% 9% 11%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 3% 4% 6% 7%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 3% 8% 15% 18%
Enrolled at Black Hills State University 96% 60% 46% 28% 13% 5%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 8% 12% 11% 7% 5%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 1% 6% 5% 3% 3% 3%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 14% 17% 14% 10% 8%
Current Status Unknown 3% 26% 33% 33% 33% 34%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 252

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55%
10%
2%
3%
30%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
48%
6%
11%
5%
30%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
11%
1%
58%
9%
21%
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 Black Hills State 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 Black Hills State 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 Black Hills State 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 Black Hills State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Black Hills State 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.

Black Hills State University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
BLACK HILLS STATE 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 Black Hills State University 1% 11% 33% 48% 55% 55%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Black Hills State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Black Hills State University 1% 11% 33% 48% 55% 55%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 1% 3% 5% 5% 7%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 1% 2% 3%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 1% 3% 6% 7% 10%
Enrolled at Black Hills State University 97% 58% 30% 11% 3% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 8% 8% 3% 3% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 1% 0% 2% 2% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 9% 8% 5% 5% 3%
Current Status Unknown 2% 21% 26% 30% 30% 30%
First-Time Part-Time

First-Time Part-Time Students Starting Fall 2006

Number of students: 91

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27%
34%
1%
9%
29%
WITHIN 10 YEARS
24%
27%
6%
8%
35%
WITHIN 8 YEARS
20%
17%
10%
13%
40%
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 Black Hills State University 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 Black Hills State 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 Black Hills State 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 Black Hills State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Black Hills State 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.

Black Hills State University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Part-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
BLACK HILLS STATE UNIVERSITY 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 Black Hills State University 0% 3% 8% 11% 19% 20% 22% 23% 26% 26%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Black Hills State University 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1%
= Total Graduated from Black Hills State University 1% 3% 8% 11% 19% 20% 23% 24% 27% 27%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 1% 2% 4% 4% 7% 11% 12% 18% 18%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 3% 1% 3% 5% 8% 10% 15% 15% 17% 16%
= Total Graduated from another institution 3% 2% 5% 9% 12% 17% 26% 27% 35% 34%
Enrolled at Black Hills State University 36% 88% 42% 28% 11% 10% 8% 6% 1% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 14% 1% 8% 10% 13% 12% 8% 8% 4% 7%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 8% 0% 4% 2% 5% 1% 0% 0% 3% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
22% 1% 12% 12% 18% 13% 8% 8% 7% 9%
Current Status Unknown 38% 6% 33% 40% 40% 40% 35% 35% 30% 29%
Part-Time Transfer

Part-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2006

Number of students: 91

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27%
34%
1%
9%
29%
WITHIN 10 YEARS
24%
27%
6%
8%
35%
WITHIN 8 YEARS
20%
17%
10%
13%
40%
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 Black Hills State University 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 Black Hills State 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 Black Hills State 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 Black Hills State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Black Hills State 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.

Black Hills State University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Part-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
BLACK HILLS STATE UNIVERSITY 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 Black Hills State University 0% 3% 8% 11% 19% 20% 22% 23% 26% 26%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Black Hills State University 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1%
= Total Graduated from Black Hills State University 1% 3% 8% 11% 19% 20% 23% 24% 27% 27%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 1% 2% 4% 4% 7% 11% 12% 18% 18%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 3% 1% 3% 5% 8% 10% 15% 15% 17% 16%
= Total Graduated from another institution 3% 2% 5% 9% 12% 17% 26% 27% 35% 34%
Enrolled at Black Hills State University 36% 88% 42% 28% 11% 10% 8% 6% 1% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 14% 1% 8% 10% 13% 12% 8% 8% 4% 7%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 8% 0% 4% 2% 5% 1% 0% 0% 3% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
22% 1% 12% 12% 18% 13% 8% 8% 7% 9%
Current Status Unknown 38% 6% 33% 40% 40% 40% 35% 35% 30% 29%