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.

James Madison University

JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY is a comprehensive university that is part of the statewide system of public higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is the only university in America named for James Madison. Established March 14, 1908, the university offers programs on the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels with its primary emphasis on the undergraduate student. JMU provides a total education to students — one that has a broad range of the liberal arts as its foundation and encompasses an extensive variety of professional and pre-rofessional programs, augmented by a multitude of learning experiences outside the classroom. The university has been a coeducational institution since 1966. JMU is located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia along Interstate 81, approximately two hours from Washington, D.C., and Richmond, Va. The campus is easily accessible from I-81’s Exit 245. The nearest airport is Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport (SHD) in Weyers Cave, 20 minutes south of campus. MISSION: We are a community committed to preparing students to be educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives. MOTTO: Knowledge is liberty SCHOOL COLORS: Purple and Gold NICKNAME: Dukes MASCOT: Duke Dog ACADEMIC AFFILIATION: Colonial Academic Alliance ATHLETIC AFFILIATION: NCAA Division I
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 4,001

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82%
8%
1%
3%
6%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
80%
7%
4%
4%
5%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
65%
4%
20%
7%
4%
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 James Madison 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 James Madison 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 James Madison 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 James Madison University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at James Madison 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.

James Madison University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
JAMES MADISON 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 James Madison University 0% 0% 1% 65% 80% 82%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from James Madison University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from James Madison University 0% 0% 1% 65% 80% 82%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 4% 6% 7%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 4% 7% 8%
Enrolled at James Madison University 97% 90% 85% 20% 4% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 4% 7% 4% 2% 1%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 3% 2% 3% 2% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 7% 9% 7% 4% 3%
Current Status Unknown 3% 3% 5% 4% 5% 6%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 660

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80%
11%
1%
2%
6%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
77%
8%
5%
4%
6%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
25%
2%
61%
5%
7%
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 James Madison 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 James Madison 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 James Madison 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 James Madison University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at James Madison 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.

James Madison University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
JAMES MADISON 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 James Madison University 1% 25% 65% 77% 79% 80%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from James Madison University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from James Madison University 1% 25% 65% 77% 79% 80%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 3% 4% 5% 6%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 3% 2% 3% 4% 4% 5%
= Total Graduated from another institution 3% 2% 6% 8% 9% 11%
Enrolled at James Madison University 93% 61% 20% 5% 2% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 4% 3% 2% 2% 1%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 1% 1% 2% 2% 1% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 5% 5% 4% 3% 2%
Current Status Unknown 2% 7% 4% 6% 7% 6%