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.

Radford University

Radford University is a comprehensive public university of more than 9,400 students that has received national recognition for many of its undergraduate and graduate academic programs, as well as its sustainability initiatives. Radford University serves the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation through a wide range of academic, cultural, human service and research programs. Well known for its strong faculty/student bonds, innovative use of technology in the learning environment and vibrant student life on a beautiful 204-acre American classical campus, Radford University offers students many opportunities to get involved and succeed in and out of the classroom. The university offers 67 degree programs in 38 disciplines and four certificates at the undergraduate level; 22 master's programs in 17 disciplines and three doctoral programs at the graduate level; 11 post-baccalaureate certificates and one post-master's certificate. A Division I member of the NCAA and Big South Athletic Conference, Radford University competes in 16 men’s and women’s varsity athletics. With over 270 clubs and organizations, Radford University offers many opportunities for student engagement, leadership development and community service.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2011

Number of students: 2,035

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55%
15%
1%
8%
21%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
53%
13%
4%
12%
18%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
38%
6%
21%
18%
17%
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 Radford University in the Fall of 2011. 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 Radford 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 Radford 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 Radford University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Radford 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.

Radford University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
RADFORD UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2011 BY SUMMER 2017
 
2011-12
 
2012-13
 
2013-14
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2014-15
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2015-16
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2016-17
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Bachelor's degree from Radford University 0% 0% 2% 38% 53% 55%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Radford University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Radford University 0% 0% 2% 38% 53% 55%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 4% 10% 12%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 1% 1% 2% 3% 3%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 1% 1% 6% 13% 15%
Enrolled at Radford University 98% 74% 61% 21% 4% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 7% 13% 11% 6% 5%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 10% 9% 7% 6% 3%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 17% 22% 18% 12% 8%
Current Status Unknown 2% 8% 14% 17% 18% 21%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2011

Number of students: 749

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73%
9%
3%
15%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
68%
5%
6%
6%
15%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
22%
2%
61%
6%
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 Radford University in the Fall of 2011. 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 Radford 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 Radford 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 Radford University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Radford 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.

Radford University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
RADFORD UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2011 BY SUMMER 2017
 
2011-12
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2012-13
 
2013-14
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2014-15
 
2015-16
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2016-17
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Bachelor's degree from Radford University 0% 22% 54% 68% 72% 73%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Radford University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Radford University 0% 22% 54% 68% 72% 73%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 3% 5% 6%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 4% 2% 2% 2% 2% 3%
= Total Graduated from another institution 4% 2% 3% 5% 7% 9%
Enrolled at Radford University 94% 61% 23% 6% 1% 0%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 4% 5% 4% 2% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 2% 3% 2% 3% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 6% 8% 6% 5% 3%
Current Status Unknown 2% 9% 12% 15% 15% 15%