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 Francisco State University

San Francisco State University, located in one of the world's most vibrant and beautiful cities, is a recognized leader in addressing issues both global and close to home. In the global arena, SF State enrolls the largest number of international students at any comprehensive university in the U.S. With a diverse range of students from almost every state and nearly 100 countries, the University community is a perfect setting for learning to succeed in a pluralistic society and global economy. SF State's pioneering commitment to community and civic engagement is prevalent throughout the curriculum. Nearly 300 courses combine academic study with community involvement, and our location in a center of business, technology and culture provides a laboratory for community-service projects, work-study opportunities and internships.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 3,855

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52%
11%
8%
13%
16%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
42%
8%
21%
17%
12%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
18%
3%
47%
21%
11%
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 Francisco State University in the Fall of 2009. 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 Francisco 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 Francisco 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 Francisco State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at San Francisco 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 Francisco State University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2009 BY SUMMER 2015
 
2009-10
 
2010-11
 
2011-12
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2012-13
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2013-14
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2014-15
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Bachelor's degree from San Francisco State University 0% 0% 1% 18% 42% 52%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from San Francisco State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from San Francisco State University 0% 0% 1% 18% 42% 52%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 2% 7% 10%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 1% 3% 8% 11%
Enrolled at San Francisco State University 99% 78% 68% 47% 21% 8%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 2% 7% 9% 7% 5%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 15% 15% 12% 10% 8%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 17% 22% 21% 17% 13%
Current Status Unknown 1% 5% 8% 11% 12% 16%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 2,413

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77%
3%
1%
2%
17%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
74%
2%
6%
4%
14%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
37%
1%
54%
3%
5%
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 Francisco State University in the Fall of 2009. 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 Francisco 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 Francisco 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 Francisco State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at San Francisco 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 Francisco State University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2009 BY SUMMER 2015
 
2009-10
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2010-11
 
2011-12
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2012-13
 
2013-14
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2014-15
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Bachelor's degree from San Francisco State University 1% 37% 66% 74% 76% 77%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from San Francisco State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from San Francisco State University 1% 37% 66% 74% 76% 77%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 1% 1% 2% 3% 3%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 1% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0%
= Total Graduated from another institution 1% 1% 1% 2% 4% 3%
Enrolled at San Francisco State University 98% 54% 18% 6% 2% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 2% 2% 2% 1% 1%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 1% 2% 2% 2% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 3% 4% 4% 3% 2%
Current Status Unknown 0% 5% 11% 14% 15% 17%