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 Northern Iowa

The University of Northern Iowa provides a high-quality and diverse educational experience, purposefully guiding students to find and develop their strengths and prepare them for success after college. Building on its historic excellence in teacher education, UNI has additionally developed outstanding programs in business, humanities, arts, sciences and social and behavioral sciences. Advanced degrees are available in many programs. UNI enjoys national recognition for its high educational standards. U.S. News & World Report has ranked UNI in the top three Midwest public universities for the past 14 years. UNI's size -- just under 12,000 students -- allows it to offer the faculty, facilities and academic choices of a large university, while retaining a friendly, small-college atmosphere on a compact, park-like campus. For more information, see www.uni.edu or call us at 800-772-2037.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 1,917

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66%
13%
2%
5%
14%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
62%
10%
8%
7%
13%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
37%
6%
36%
11%
10%
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 Northern Iowa 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 University of Northern Iowa 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 Northern Iowa 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 Northern Iowa are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of Northern Iowa 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 Northern Iowa | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA 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 University of Northern Iowa 0% 0% 3% 37% 62% 66%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of Northern Iowa 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of Northern Iowa 0% 0% 3% 37% 62% 66%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 4% 8% 10%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 1% 1% 2% 2% 3%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 1% 1% 6% 10% 13%
Enrolled at University of Northern Iowa 99% 82% 76% 36% 8% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 6% 8% 8% 4% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 7% 4% 3% 3% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 13% 12% 11% 7% 5%
Current Status Unknown 1% 4% 8% 10% 13% 14%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 984

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66%
12%
1%
3%
18%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
63%
8%
6%
5%
18%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
17%
2%
61%
11%
9%
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 Northern Iowa 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 University of Northern Iowa 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 Northern Iowa 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 Northern Iowa are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of Northern Iowa 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 Northern Iowa | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA 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 University of Northern Iowa 0% 17% 48% 63% 65% 66%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of Northern Iowa 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of Northern Iowa 0% 17% 48% 63% 65% 66%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 2% 5% 6% 8%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 4% 2% 3% 3% 4% 4%
= Total Graduated from another institution 4% 2% 5% 8% 10% 12%
Enrolled at University of Northern Iowa 93% 61% 28% 6% 2% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 6% 5% 3% 3% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 5% 3% 2% 1% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 11% 8% 5% 4% 3%
Current Status Unknown 3% 9% 11% 18% 19% 18%