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.

West Virginia State University

West Virginia State University (WVSU) was founded under the provisions of the Second Morrill Act of 1890 as the West Virginia Colored Institute, one of 19 land-grant institutions authorized by Congress and designated by the states to provide for the education of black citizens in agriculture and the mechanical arts. From 1891 to 1915, the original Institute offered the equivalent of a high school education, vocational training, and teacher preparation. In 1915, the West Virginia Collegiate Institute began to offer college degrees. In 1927, the Institution was accredited by the North Central Association, and in 1929, it became West Virginia State College. In 1954, the United States Supreme Court gave its historic decision outlawing school segregation. The consequence of this decision for West Virginia State was a rapid transition to an integrated institution serving a predominantly white, commuting, and older student population. In 2004, the West Virginia Legislature approved the school’s transition to University status, and today WVSU offers 21 bachelor's degrees and four master's degrees. With a rich history, and promising future, WVSU is positioned to become the most student-centered research and teaching, land-grant University in West Virginia, and beyond.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 304

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25%
10%
6%
9%
50%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
21%
7%
13%
10%
49%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
9%
3%
28%
12%
48%
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 West Virginia State 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 West Virginia 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 West Virginia 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 West Virginia State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at West Virginia 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.

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

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
WEST VIRGINIA STATE 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 West Virginia State University 0% 0% 0% 9% 21% 25%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from West Virginia State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from West Virginia State University 0% 0% 0% 9% 21% 25%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 2% 5% 6%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 1% 2% 4%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 1% 3% 7% 10%
Enrolled at West Virginia State University 97% 59% 41% 28% 13% 6%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 9% 8% 9% 7% 6%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 1% 4% 5% 3% 3% 3%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 13% 13% 12% 10% 9%
Current Status Unknown 2% 28% 45% 48% 49% 50%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 73

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32%
8%
4%
10%
46%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
30%
6%
15%
10%
39%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
11%
3%
52%
8%
26%
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 West Virginia State 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 West Virginia 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 West Virginia 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 West Virginia State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at West Virginia 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.

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

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
WEST VIRGINIA STATE 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 West Virginia State University 0% 11% 21% 30% 30% 32%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from West Virginia State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from West Virginia State University 0% 11% 21% 30% 30% 32%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 3% 4% 5% 5% 7%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 3% 4% 6% 6% 8%
Enrolled at West Virginia State University 95% 52% 25% 15% 10% 4%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 8% 8% 10% 8% 7%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 0% 3% 0% 3% 3%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 8% 11% 10% 11% 10%
Current Status Unknown 5% 26% 39% 39% 43% 46%