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.

Boise State University

As one of the top public universities in the Northwest, Boise State University strives to be known not only for the region’s finest undergraduate education but also for outstanding research and graduate programs. With more than 22,000 students representing Idaho, the nation and the world, Boise State’s diverse population includes many nontraditional students as well as those enrolling directly from high school. The breadth of programs and services Boise State offers, combined with its unique location, make it one of the nation’s best places to live and learn. Idaho’s metropolitan university has academic programs in eight colleges — Arts and Sciences, Business and Economics, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Honors, Social Sciences and Public Affairs, and Graduate Studies — with a full-time faculty of more than 650. Boise State faculty members are dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and creative activity. Students can enhance classroom learning by interning with the State Legislature, government agencies, or one of the many private businesses or industries in the area. They also can study abroad in more than 50 countries. Students have the opportunity to work with and study under some of the West’s most respected scientists, artists, researchers and educators. And more than 200 student organizations guarantee plenty of opportunity for fun.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 2,093

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39%
11%
8%
9%
33%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
32%
9%
19%
12%
28%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
16%
4%
39%
15%
26%
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 Boise 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 Boise 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 Boise 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 Boise State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Boise 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.

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

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
BOISE 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 Boise State University 0% 1% 1% 15% 31% 38%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Boise State University 0% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1%
= Total Graduated from Boise State University 0% 1% 2% 16% 32% 39%
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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% 1% 1% 2% 2%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 1% 4% 9% 11%
Enrolled at Boise State University 98% 71% 57% 39% 19% 8%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 6% 10% 9% 6% 5%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 5% 7% 6% 6% 4%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 11% 17% 15% 12% 9%
Current Status Unknown 2% 17% 23% 26% 28% 33%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 802

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54%
9%
2%
6%
29%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
42%
6%
18%
7%
27%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
10%
1%
63%
10%
16%
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 Boise 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 Boise 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 Boise 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 Boise State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Boise 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.

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

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
BOISE 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 Boise State University 1% 9% 26% 41% 49% 53%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Boise State University 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
= Total Graduated from Boise State University 1% 10% 27% 42% 50% 54%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 1% 2% 5% 6% 8%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 2% 0% 1% 1% 2% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 2% 1% 3% 6% 8% 9%
Enrolled at Boise State University 95% 63% 37% 18% 8% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 6% 7% 4% 5% 4%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 4% 3% 3% 2% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 10% 10% 7% 7% 6%
Current Status Unknown 2% 16% 23% 27% 27% 29%