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.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is the state’s research-extensive land-grant institution. UT is big on tradition and proud of its humble beginnings as the first public university chartered west of the Appalachian Divide. UT is consistently cited as a best buy and a great value. The university provides comprehensive support to help students achieve their academic goals and engage in campus life. Students can choose from 14 residence halls on campus and 18 living and learning communities. UT's new student union is the university's central hub for students, faculty, and staff to meet, eat, and relax. New facilities for engineering, business, music, and general science, along with four new residence halls, have opened in the past several years. Through UT’s management partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, students have unprecedented opportunities for hands-on work and research beside the world’s most gifted scientists.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 4,199

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69%
12%
3%
5%
11%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
65%
10%
7%
7%
11%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
43%
5%
32%
11%
9%
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 The University of Tennessee, Knoxville 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 The University of Tennessee, Knoxville 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 The University of Tennessee, Knoxville 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 The University of Tennessee, Knoxville are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville 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.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE, KNOXVILLE 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 The University of Tennessee, Knoxville 0% 0% 1% 43% 65% 69%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville 0% 0% 1% 43% 65% 69%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 3% 7% 9%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 1% 1% 2% 3% 3%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 1% 1% 5% 10% 12%
Enrolled at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville 99% 86% 78% 32% 7% 3%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 6% 10% 8% 5% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 3% 3% 3% 2% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 9% 13% 11% 7% 5%
Current Status Unknown 1% 4% 7% 9% 11% 11%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 1,152

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69%
13%
2%
3%
13%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
63%
9%
9%
6%
13%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
14%
2%
68%
8%
8%
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 The University of Tennessee, Knoxville 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 The University of Tennessee, Knoxville 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 The University of Tennessee, Knoxville 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 The University of Tennessee, Knoxville are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville 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.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE, KNOXVILLE 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 The University of Tennessee, Knoxville 0% 14% 45% 63% 67% 69%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville 0% 14% 45% 63% 67% 69%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 2% 6% 9% 10%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 1% 2% 3% 3% 2% 3%
= Total Graduated from another institution 1% 2% 5% 9% 11% 13%
Enrolled at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville 96% 68% 31% 9% 3% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 5% 8% 5% 3% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 1% 3% 1% 1% 1% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 8% 9% 6% 4% 3%
Current Status Unknown 2% 8% 10% 13% 15% 13%