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 Kentucky

Nestled in the heart of the scenic Bluegrass region, the University of Kentucky was founded in 1865 as a land-grant university. UK is a public, research extensive university dedicated to improving people's lives through excellence in teaching, research, health care, cultural enrichment, and economic development. Today, the University enrolls over 30,000 students in 16 colleges and the Graduate School. Students from across Kentucky, most states, and over 100 foreign countries constitute a diverse learning and cultural environment that enriches the educational experience at UK. The University offers over 300 degree programs in agriculture, arts and sciences, business and economics, communications and information studies, dentistry, design, education, engineering, fine arts, health sciences, law, medicine, pharmacy, public health, and social work.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 4,063

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61%
11%
3%
8%
17%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
56%
9%
9%
11%
15%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
35%
4%
32%
15%
14%
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 Kentucky 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 Kentucky 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 Kentucky 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 Kentucky are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of Kentucky 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 Kentucky | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY 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 Kentucky 0% 0% 1% 35% 56% 61%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of Kentucky 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of Kentucky 0% 0% 1% 35% 56% 61%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 3% 8% 10%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 4% 9% 11%
Enrolled at University of Kentucky 96% 79% 69% 32% 9% 3%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 8% 12% 11% 7% 5%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 1% 5% 6% 4% 4% 3%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 13% 18% 15% 11% 8%
Current Status Unknown 3% 8% 12% 14% 15% 17%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 926

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57%
12%
3%
5%
23%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
51%
8%
11%
11%
19%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
12%
1%
60%
12%
15%
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 Kentucky 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 Kentucky 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 Kentucky 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 Kentucky are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of Kentucky 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 Kentucky | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY 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 Kentucky 0% 12% 36% 51% 55% 57%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of Kentucky 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of Kentucky 0% 12% 36% 51% 55% 57%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 1% 3% 7% 9% 11%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 1% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 1% 1% 4% 8% 10% 12%
Enrolled at University of Kentucky 92% 60% 29% 11% 5% 3%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 1% 9% 9% 7% 5% 4%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 3% 4% 4% 2% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 12% 13% 11% 7% 5%
Current Status Unknown 6% 15% 18% 19% 23% 23%