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.

Virginia Commonwealth University

Since its founding as a medical school in 1838, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) has expanded and evolved, taking a number of names and configurations along the way. Recognized as a premier urban, public research university focused on the academic success of its students, VCU takes pride in its nationally ranked academic medical center and programs, ground-breaking research and scholarly output, the breadth of diversity it offers its students and faculty, and the scope of its engagement with the communities it serves.

Fall 2014 First-time Full-time Cohort

6-year outcomes for undergraduate bachelor’s-seeking students as of 2020

First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2014

Number of students: 3,562

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65%
7%
5%
6%
17%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
60%
6%
11%
7%
16%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
40%
3%
34%
10%
13%
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 Virginia Commonwealth University in the Fall of 2014. 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 Virginia Commonwealth 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 Virginia Commonwealth 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 Virginia Commonwealth University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Virginia Commonwealth 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.

Virginia Commonwealth University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2014 BY SUMMER 2020
 
2014-15
 
2015-16
 
2016-17
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2017-18
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2018-19
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2019-20
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Bachelor's degree from Virginia Commonwealth University 0% 0% 2% 40% 60% 65%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Virginia Commonwealth University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University 0% 0% 2% 40% 60% 65%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 2% 4% 6%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 1% 2% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 1% 3% 6% 7%
Enrolled at Virginia Commonwealth University 99% 86% 75% 34% 11% 5%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 3% 5% 5% 4% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 4% 6% 5% 3% 3%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 7% 11% 10% 7% 6%
Current Status Unknown 1% 7% 11% 13% 16% 17%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2014

Number of students: 1,989

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68%
8%
2%
4%
18%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
61%
5%
13%
6%
15%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
15%
2%
71%
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 Virginia Commonwealth University in the Fall of 2014. 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 Virginia Commonwealth 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 Virginia Commonwealth 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 Virginia Commonwealth University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Virginia Commonwealth 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.

Virginia Commonwealth University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2014 BY SUMMER 2020
 
2014-15
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2015-16
 
2016-17
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2017-18
 
2018-19
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2019-20
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Bachelor's degree from Virginia Commonwealth University 0% 15% 46% 61% 66% 68%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Virginia Commonwealth University 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0%
= Total Graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University 0% 15% 46% 61% 67% 68%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 2% 3% 4%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 7% 2% 2% 3% 3% 4%
= Total Graduated from another institution 7% 2% 3% 5% 6% 8%
Enrolled at Virginia Commonwealth University 92% 71% 33% 13% 5% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 2% 3% 3% 3% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 3% 3% 3% 3% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 5% 6% 6% 6% 4%
Current Status Unknown 1% 7% 12% 15% 16% 18%