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.

Colorado State University-Fort Collins

Founded in 1870 as the Colorado Agricultural College, Colorado State University has earned a reputation as one of the leading land-grant research universities of the 21st century. This reputation is attributable to the leadership of a world renowned faculty across eight colleges, dedicated staff, a talented and involved student body, and engaged alumni and supporters. Our goals as an institution are straightforward: we provide students with an outstanding, competitive education; conduct important research that can improve the quality of life for people and communities worldwide; and help meet the practical, informational, and economic needs of Colorado through an unparalleled commitment to community outreach. We welcome your interest and involvement and would be glad to share more information about Colorado State — the home of the Rams.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 4,274

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68%
9%
3%
6%
14%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
64%
8%
9%
8%
11%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
41%
3%
33%
12%
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 Colorado State University-Fort Collins 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 Colorado State University-Fort Collins 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 Colorado State University-Fort Collins 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 Colorado State University-Fort Collins are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Colorado State University-Fort Collins 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.

Colorado State University-Fort Collins | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY-FORT COLLINS 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 Colorado State University-Fort Collins 0% 0% 1% 41% 64% 68%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Colorado State University-Fort Collins 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Colorado State University-Fort Collins 0% 0% 1% 41% 64% 68%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 3% 7% 9%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 3% 8% 9%
Enrolled at Colorado State University-Fort Collins 98% 87% 76% 33% 9% 3%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 5% 9% 8% 6% 4%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 4% 5% 4% 2% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 9% 14% 12% 8% 6%
Current Status Unknown 2% 4% 9% 11% 11% 14%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 1,135

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74%
8%
2%
3%
13%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
66%
5%
12%
6%
11%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
12%
1%
75%
5%
7%
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 Colorado State University-Fort Collins 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 Colorado State University-Fort Collins 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 Colorado State University-Fort Collins 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 Colorado State University-Fort Collins are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Colorado State University-Fort Collins 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.

Colorado State University-Fort Collins | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY-FORT COLLINS 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 Colorado State University-Fort Collins 0% 12% 45% 66% 72% 74%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Colorado State University-Fort Collins 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Colorado State University-Fort Collins 0% 12% 45% 66% 72% 74%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 1% 3% 4% 6% 7%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 1% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 1% 1% 4% 5% 7% 8%
Enrolled at Colorado State University-Fort Collins 97% 75% 36% 12% 4% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 3% 5% 4% 3% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 2% 2% 2% 1% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 5% 7% 6% 4% 3%
Current Status Unknown 2% 7% 8% 11% 13% 13%