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.

San Diego State University

San Diego State University is a major public research institution providing transformative experiences for more than 36,000 students. SDSU offers bachelor's degrees in 95 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas and doctorates in 22 areas, with programs at regional microsites. SDSU ranks as the number 1 California State University in federal research support, as one of the top public research Universities in California. In addition to academic offerings at SDSU, SDSU Imperial Valley and SDSU Georgia, SDSU Global Campus offers online training, certificates and degrees in areas of study designed to meet the needs of students everywhere. On campus, students participate in research, sustainability and entrepreneurship initiatives, internships, and mentoring. SDSU is committed to inclusive excellence and known for its efforts advancing diversity and inclusion. SDSU is nationally recognized for its study abroad initiatives, veterans’ programs and support of LGBTQA+ students, as well as its powerhouse Division I Athletics Program. About 54% of SDSU’s students are students of color. SDSU is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, residing on Kumeyaay land. SDSU’s rich campus life and location offers opportunities for students to lead and engage with the creative and performing arts, career and internship opportunities with SDSU’s more than 400,000 living alumni, and the vibrant cultural life of the greater San Diego and U.S.- Mexico region.

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: 4,779

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77%
7%
3%
4%
9%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
73%
6%
8%
6%
7%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
48%
3%
35%
8%
6%
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 San Diego State 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 San Diego 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 San Diego 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 San Diego State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at San Diego 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.

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

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
SAN DIEGO STATE 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 San Diego State University 0% 0% 2% 48% 73% 77%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from San Diego State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from San Diego State University 0% 0% 2% 48% 73% 77%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 3% 5% 6%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 0% 1% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 1% 3% 6% 7%
Enrolled at San Diego State University 97% 88% 82% 35% 8% 3%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 2% 5% 4% 3% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 5% 5% 4% 3% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 7% 10% 8% 6% 4%
Current Status Unknown 3% 5% 5% 6% 7% 9%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2014

Number of students: 2,643

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90%
2%
1%
1%
6%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
88%
2%
3%
2%
5%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
45%
1%
49%
2%
3%
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 San Diego State 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 San Diego 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 San Diego 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 San Diego State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at San Diego 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.

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

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
SAN DIEGO STATE 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 San Diego State University 1% 45% 81% 88% 89% 90%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from San Diego State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from San Diego State University 1% 45% 81% 88% 89% 90%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 1% 2% 2%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 2% 1% 0% 1% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from another institution 2% 1% 1% 2% 2% 2%
Enrolled at San Diego State University 96% 49% 10% 3% 1% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 1% 2% 1% 1% 0%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 2% 3% 2% 2% 1%
Current Status Unknown 1% 3% 5% 5% 6% 6%