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

As the state's flagship university, UT Knoxville offers more than 300 degree and interdisciplinary programs to more than 27,000 students. U.S. News & World Report ranks UT 50th among the nation's public universities. By attracting the best and brightest students and leading faculty, we're on track to join our peers in the nation's Top 25. UT's faculty provide world-class instruction and engage in research that yields ideas and solutions to improve people’s lives and our society. Undergraduate and graduate students have unprecedented opportunities for hands-on work and research through UT's partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory.Consistently cited as a "best buy" and a great value university, UT Knoxville is committed to access and affordability and offers a wide range of scholarships to help open doors for many qualified students to become Volunteers. The number of students who study abroad has soared during recent years with the rise in new scholarships, internships, and service-learning opportunities around the world.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 3,698

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71%
8%
3%
5%
13%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
66%
6%
9%
7%
12%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
43%
2%
34%
11%
10%
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 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 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 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 The University of Tennessee, Knoxville 0% 0% 1% 43% 66% 71%
+ 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% 66% 71%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 2% 6% 8%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 2% 6% 8%
Enrolled at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville 99% 86% 81% 34% 9% 3%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 5% 8% 8% 4% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 4% 3% 3% 3% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 9% 11% 11% 7% 5%
Current Status Unknown 1% 5% 7% 10% 12% 13%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 1,148

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68%
10%
1%
3%
18%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
63%
7%
9%
6%
15%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
12%
1%
68%
10%
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 The University of Tennessee, Knoxville 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 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 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 The University of Tennessee, Knoxville 0% 12% 43% 63% 66% 68%
+ 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% 12% 43% 63% 66% 68%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 1% 4% 7% 9% 10%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 1% 4% 7% 9% 10%
Enrolled at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville 95% 68% 33% 9% 5% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 7% 6% 5% 4% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 3% 1% 1% 0% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 10% 7% 6% 4% 3%
Current Status Unknown 5% 9% 13% 15% 16% 18%