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 Memphis

The University of Memphis, founded in 1912, is a major metropolitan research university committed to excellence in education and service to the community. One of 45 Tennessee Board of Regents campuses, the U of M offers 15 bachelor’s degrees in more than 50 majors and 70 concentrations, master’s degrees in more than 45 subject areas, and doctoral degrees in 21 disciplines, as well as the juris doctorate (law) and specialist in education degrees. Its park-like suburban campus is home to approximately 20,000 students and 2,500 faculty and staff members. The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. More information about the U of M is available online at: www.memphis.edu
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 2,220

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45%
4%
9%
8%
34%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
37%
3%
18%
10%
32%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
17%
1%
40%
13%
29%
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 Memphis in the Fall of 2009. 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 Memphis 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 Memphis 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 Memphis are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of Memphis 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 Memphis | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS IN FALL 2009 BY SUMMER 2015
 
2009-10
 
2010-11
 
2011-12
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2012-13
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2013-14
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2014-15
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Bachelor's degree from University of Memphis 0% 0% 1% 17% 37% 45%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of Memphis 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of Memphis 0% 0% 1% 17% 37% 45%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 1% 3% 4%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 1% 3% 4%
Enrolled at University of Memphis 98% 78% 63% 40% 18% 9%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 3% 5% 6% 4% 4%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 4% 8% 7% 6% 4%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 7% 13% 13% 10% 8%
Current Status Unknown 2% 15% 23% 29% 32% 34%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 1,058

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53%
5%
6%
6%
30%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
45%
2%
18%
11%
24%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
11%
66%
9%
14%
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 Memphis in the Fall of 2009. 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 Memphis 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 Memphis 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 Memphis are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of Memphis 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 Memphis | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS IN FALL 2009 BY SUMMER 2015
 
2009-10
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2010-11
 
2011-12
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2012-13
 
2013-14
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2014-15
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Bachelor's degree from University of Memphis 0% 11% 30% 45% 51% 53%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of Memphis 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of Memphis 0% 11% 30% 45% 51% 53%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 2% 4% 5%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 1% 2% 4% 5%
Enrolled at University of Memphis 96% 66% 38% 18% 8% 6%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 5% 7% 7% 5% 4%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 4% 5% 4% 3% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 9% 12% 11% 8% 6%
Current Status Unknown 4% 14% 19% 24% 29% 30%