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.

University of South Carolina-Beaufort

Situated in the Carolina Sea Islands in a region rich in history, steeped in natural beauty, teeming with extraordinary opportunities for those who participate in golf, tennis and water sports of all kinds and thriving as one of the world's great resort destinations, USC Beaufort offers students an exceptional place to learn and live in an environment focused on growth, preservation and opportunity. The University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB) is a senior institution of the University of South Carolina system serving the southeast coast of Georgia and South Carolina. USCB has been the fastest growing baccalaureate institution in the USC system since becoming a four year university in 2004. The University has three campuses which serve a diverse student body of more than 2,000 students. The Beaufort campus overlooks the Intracoastal Waterway in quaint Beaufort, S.C in the heart of the sea islands surrounded by the unique culture, environment, and aesthetics woven into this community over its 300 year history. It is within walking distance of shops and galleries, casual seafood and five-star restaurants, and the waterfront park. The Beaufort campus is home to Beaufort College Honors as well as programs in Studio Art, History, and Marine Biology. The Bluffton campus, which opened in 2004, is home to the Science & Technology building, main library, Hargray administrative building, Bursar's Office, Financial Aid, the Registrar's Office, campus housing, the Athletics Department, the university's recreation center and much more. The Hilton Head Island campus houses the hospitality management degree program and is designed to be a working event and conference center. It features state-of-the-art classrooms, a beverage lab, and a demonstration kitchen. This campus allows students the opportunity to study, work, and hold internships in the areas of hotel, restaurant, tourism, and event management in an international destination that attracts more than two million visitors a year. Regardless of their campus, students pay state university tuition but often feel as if they are studying at a small, liberal arts college.

Fall 2015 First-time Full-time Cohort

6-year outcomes for undergraduate bachelor’s-seeking students as of 2021

First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2015

Number of students: 471

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33%
27%
2%
11%
27%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
33%
27%
2%
12%
26%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
29%
24%
6%
18%
23%
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 University of South Carolina-Beaufort in the Fall of 2015. 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 University of South Carolina-Beaufort 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 University of South Carolina-Beaufort 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 University of South Carolina-Beaufort are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of South Carolina-Beaufort 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.

University of South Carolina-Beaufort | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA-BEAUFORT IN FALL 2015 BY SUMMER 2021
 
2015-16
 
2016-17
 
2017-18
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2018-19
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2019-20
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2020-21
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Bachelor's degree from University of South Carolina-Beaufort 0% 1% 22% 29% 33% 33%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of South Carolina-Beaufort 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of South Carolina-Beaufort 0% 1% 22% 29% 33% 33%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 9% 19% 21% 22%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 1% 3% 4% 5% 6% 5%
= Total Graduated from another institution 1% 3% 13% 24% 27% 27%
Enrolled at University of South Carolina-Beaufort 61% 43% 16% 6% 2% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 18% 25% 18% 9% 7% 5%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 13% 14% 9% 9% 5% 6%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
31% 39% 27% 18% 12% 11%
Current Status Unknown 7% 14% 22% 23% 26% 27%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2015

Number of students: 155

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54%
22%
1%
3%
20%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
54%
18%
2%
7%
19%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
38%
10%
22%
17%
13%
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 University of South Carolina-Beaufort in the Fall of 2015. 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 University of South Carolina-Beaufort 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 University of South Carolina-Beaufort 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 University of South Carolina-Beaufort are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of South Carolina-Beaufort 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.

University of South Carolina-Beaufort | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA-BEAUFORT IN FALL 2015 BY SUMMER 2021
 
2015-16
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2016-17
 
2017-18
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2018-19
 
2019-20
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2020-21
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Bachelor's degree from University of South Carolina-Beaufort 18% 38% 49% 54% 54% 54%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of South Carolina-Beaufort 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of South Carolina-Beaufort 18% 38% 49% 54% 54% 54%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 3% 8% 13% 17% 20% 21%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 1% 2% 2% 1% 2% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 4% 10% 15% 18% 22% 22%
Enrolled at University of South Carolina-Beaufort 50% 22% 12% 2% 1% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 17% 13% 9% 5% 4% 1%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 2% 4% 2% 2% 0% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
19% 17% 11% 7% 4% 3%
Current Status Unknown 9% 13% 13% 19% 19% 20%