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Student Achievement Measure (SAM)
National First-time, Full-time Bachelor's Model
Data are current as of 2022, reflecting the Fall 2015 Cohort
Six Year Outcomes
*Fall 2015 First-time Full-time Cohort
- 71% of full-time bachelor’s-seeking students who started in Fall 2015 graduated after 6 years
- 59% of first-time full-time students completed their bachelor’s degree at the institution where they started
- An additional 12% completed their degree after transferring to another institution
- The federal graduation rate only reports outcomes for students seeking bachelor’s degrees who start and finish at the same institution
- Nearly half a million successful students aren’t counted by the federal graduation rate!
- Furthermore … 8% are still enrolled and on track to complete
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