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.

Washington State University

One of America’s leading public research institutions, Washington State University pairs an outstanding learning experience with a deeply rooted commitment to public service. Campuses across Washington welcome more than 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students from nearly every state and 110 countries. This culturally diverse population works alongside professors who include members of the National Academies, Fulbright Fellows, and some of the most cited researchers in the world. Stature notwithstanding, faculty members have a well-deserved reputation for accessibility. Many academic programs win recognition for excellence. WSU researchers target critical national and global challenges in fields such as health, clean energy, food production, economic opportunity, smart systems, and security. Students focus on serving the greater good, with nearly 10,000 volunteering their time and talents each year to benefit communities near and far. WSU’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine trains physicians to serve Washington communities where they are needed most. At the Pullman campus in southeastern Washington, loyal fans form a sea of crimson to cheer on the Cougars in Pac-12 sports. WSU campuses in Vancouver, the Tri-Cities, Spokane, and Everett serve students across the state. The Global Campus’ online learning programs reach worldwide. Extension offices in every Washington county partner with citizens to address local issues.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2011

Number of students: 4,401

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61%
12%
3%
6%
18%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
57%
9%
9%
9%
16%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
37%
5%
32%
13%
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 Washington State 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 Washington State 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 Washington State 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 Washington State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Washington State 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.

Washington State University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
WASHINGTON STATE 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 Washington State University 0% 1% 3% 37% 57% 61%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Washington State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Washington State University 0% 1% 3% 37% 57% 61%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 3% 6% 9%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 1% 2% 2% 3% 3%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 1% 2% 5% 9% 12%
Enrolled at Washington State University 94% 80% 69% 32% 9% 3%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 7% 11% 9% 6% 4%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 1% 5% 4% 4% 3% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 12% 15% 13% 9% 6%
Current Status Unknown 5% 6% 11% 13% 16% 18%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2011

Number of students: 2,105

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71%
8%
1%
3%
17%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
67%
6%
8%
5%
14%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
27%
3%
54%
7%
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 Washington State 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 Washington State 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 Washington State 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 Washington State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Washington State 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.

Washington State University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
WASHINGTON STATE 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 Washington State University 2% 26% 52% 67% 70% 71%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Washington State University 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Washington State University 2% 27% 52% 67% 70% 71%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 1% 3% 4% 5% 6%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 5% 2% 1% 2% 2% 2%
= Total Graduated from another institution 5% 3% 4% 6% 7% 8%
Enrolled at Washington State University 85% 54% 25% 8% 2% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 1% 5% 5% 4% 3% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 2% 2% 1% 1% 0%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 7% 7% 5% 4% 3%
Current Status Unknown 7% 9% 12% 14% 17% 17%