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.

Purdue University Northwest

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community. Diverse, hard-working and innovative, Purdue University Northwest is where academic excellence meets real-world experience. Sitting between Chicago and the Indiana Dunes National Park, PNW brings together students from next door and those from halfway across the world to learn, grow, and excel. PNW offers more than 70 areas of study at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels. The university strategically advances positive change and economic growth, with an economic impact of nearly $746 million of total income added to its home region of Northwest Indiana, according to a third-party study. PNW proudly competes as a member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletics Conference (GLIAC) in NCAA Division II.

Fall 2016 First-time Full-time Cohort

6-year outcomes for undergraduate bachelor’s-seeking students as of 2022

First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2016

Number of students: 1,202

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45%
14%
5%
6%
30%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
40%
12%
12%
7%
29%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
26%
8%
28%
11%
27%
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 Purdue University Northwest in the Fall of 2016. 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 Purdue University Northwest 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 Purdue University Northwest 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 Purdue University Northwest are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Purdue University Northwest 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.

Purdue University Northwest | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
PURDUE UNIVERSITY NORTHWEST IN FALL 2016 BY SUMMER 2022
 
2016-17
 
2017-18
 
2018-19
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2019-20
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2020-21
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2021-22
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Bachelor's degree from Purdue University Northwest 0% 0% 1% 26% 39% 45%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Purdue University Northwest 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Purdue University Northwest 0% 0% 1% 26% 40% 45%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 4% 7% 8%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 1% 2% 4% 5% 6%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 1% 3% 8% 12% 14%
Enrolled at Purdue University Northwest 66% 68% 56% 28% 12% 5%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 27% 7% 10% 6% 3% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 1% 5% 6% 5% 3% 3%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
29% 12% 16% 11% 7% 6%
Current Status Unknown 5% 19% 24% 27% 29% 30%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2016

Number of students: 607

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64%
10%
2%
4%
20%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
50%
5%
22%
7%
16%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
9%
2%
69%
8%
12%
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 Purdue University Northwest in the Fall of 2016. 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 Purdue University Northwest 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 Purdue University Northwest 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 Purdue University Northwest are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Purdue University Northwest 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.

Purdue University Northwest | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
PURDUE UNIVERSITY NORTHWEST IN FALL 2016 BY SUMMER 2022
 
2016-17
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2017-18
 
2018-19
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2019-20
 
2020-21
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2021-22
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Bachelor's degree from Purdue University Northwest 0% 9% 32% 50% 59% 64%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Purdue University Northwest 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Purdue University Northwest 0% 9% 32% 50% 59% 64%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 2% 4% 6%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 2% 2% 2% 3% 3% 4%
= Total Graduated from another institution 2% 2% 3% 5% 8% 10%
Enrolled at Purdue University Northwest 69% 69% 41% 22% 10% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 24% 5% 5% 5% 4% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 1% 3% 3% 2% 1% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
25% 8% 8% 7% 5% 4%
Current Status Unknown 4% 12% 16% 16% 18% 20%
First-Time Part-Time

First-Time Part-Time Students Starting Fall 2012

Number of students: 592

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50%
25%
1%
2%
22%
WITHIN 10 YEARS
49%
23%
2%
3%
23%
WITHIN 8 YEARS
45%
21%
7%
4%
23%
WITHIN 6 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 Purdue University Northwest in the Fall of 2012. 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 Purdue University Northwest 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 Purdue University Northwest 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 Purdue University Northwest are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Purdue University Northwest 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.

Purdue University Northwest | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Part-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
PURDUE UNIVERSITY NORTHWEST IN FALL 2012 BY SUMMER 2022
 
2012-13
 
2013-14
 
2014-15
 
2015-16
 
2016-17
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2017-18
 
2018-19
WITHIN 8 YEARS
2019-20
 
2020-21
WITHIN 10 YEARS
2021-22
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Bachelor's degree from Purdue University Northwest 0% 5% 16% 28% 39% 45% 47% 49% 49% 50%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Purdue University Northwest 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Purdue University Northwest 0% 5% 16% 28% 39% 45% 47% 49% 49% 50%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 4% 9% 13% 16% 17% 18% 19% 20% 20%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 1% 2% 2% 3% 4% 4% 4% 5% 5%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 5% 11% 15% 20% 21% 23% 23% 25% 25%
Enrolled at Purdue University Northwest 54% 43% 32% 20% 9% 7% 3% 2% 1% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 33% 26% 19% 13% 7% 2% 2% 2% 2% 1%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 2% 4% 4% 3% 4% 2% 2% 2% 1% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
34% 30% 22% 16% 11% 4% 4% 3% 3% 2%
Current Status Unknown 12% 17% 19% 21% 21% 23% 23% 23% 22% 22%
Part-Time Transfer

Part-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2012

Number of students: 109

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18%
15%
6%
61%
WITHIN 10 YEARS
16%
14%
4%
5%
61%
WITHIN 8 YEARS
13%
12%
8%
7%
60%
WITHIN 6 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 Purdue University Northwest in the Fall of 2012. 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 Purdue University Northwest 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 Purdue University Northwest 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 Purdue University Northwest are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Purdue University Northwest 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.

Purdue University Northwest | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Part-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
PURDUE UNIVERSITY NORTHWEST IN FALL 2012 BY SUMMER 2022
 
2012-13
 
2013-14
 
2014-15
 
2015-16
 
2016-17
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2017-18
 
2018-19
WITHIN 8 YEARS
2019-20
 
2020-21
WITHIN 10 YEARS
2021-22
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Bachelor's degree from Purdue University Northwest 0% 0% 0% 0% 6% 13% 16% 16% 17% 18%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Purdue University Northwest 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Purdue University Northwest 0% 0% 0% 0% 6% 13% 16% 16% 17% 18%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 2% 6% 6% 8% 8% 9% 10% 10%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 1% 1% 2% 1% 4% 4% 4% 5% 6% 5%
= Total Graduated from another institution 1% 1% 4% 7% 10% 12% 12% 14% 17% 15%
Enrolled at Purdue University Northwest 49% 28% 22% 16% 11% 8% 5% 4% 1% 0%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 33% 24% 20% 14% 11% 4% 5% 3% 1% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 3% 9% 6% 10% 4% 4% 2% 2% 3% 4%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
36% 33% 27% 24% 15% 7% 6% 5% 4% 6%
Current Status Unknown 14% 38% 47% 53% 58% 60% 61% 61% 61% 61%