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.

Northern Kentucky University

NKU is a growing university of more than 15,000 students served by 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus just seven miles south of downtown Cincinnati. We offer a comfortable, safe, and energetic learning environment where faculty and students work together in our small classrooms and beyond to make a lasting impact on their communities and prepare our graduates for success beyond graduation. We offer bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees as well as certificate programs in six colleges – Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Services, Informatics, Health Professions, and Law.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 2,157

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40%
9%
7%
8%
36%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
33%
6%
14%
13%
34%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
16%
2%
34%
17%
31%
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 Northern Kentucky 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 Northern Kentucky 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 Northern Kentucky 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 Northern Kentucky University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Northern Kentucky 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.

Northern Kentucky University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
NORTHERN KENTUCKY 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 Northern Kentucky University 0% 0% 0% 16% 33% 40%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Northern Kentucky University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Northern Kentucky University 0% 0% 0% 16% 33% 40%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 1% 4% 7%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 1% 2% 2%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 1% 2% 6% 9%
Enrolled at Northern Kentucky University 97% 69% 56% 34% 14% 7%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 7% 10% 10% 7% 4%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 5% 8% 7% 6% 4%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 12% 18% 17% 13% 8%
Current Status Unknown 3% 19% 25% 31% 34% 36%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 490

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54%
14%
3%
4%
25%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
45%
10%
14%
9%
22%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
9%
1%
62%
13%
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 Northern Kentucky 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 Northern Kentucky 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 Northern Kentucky 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 Northern Kentucky University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Northern Kentucky 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.

Northern Kentucky University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
NORTHERN KENTUCKY 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 Northern Kentucky University 1% 9% 32% 45% 52% 54%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Northern Kentucky University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Northern Kentucky University 1% 9% 32% 45% 52% 54%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 1% 4% 8% 10% 11%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 1% 0% 1% 2% 3% 3%
= Total Graduated from another institution 1% 1% 5% 10% 13% 14%
Enrolled at Northern Kentucky University 94% 62% 30% 14% 7% 3%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 1% 9% 10% 7% 4% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 4% 3% 2% 2% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 13% 13% 9% 6% 4%
Current Status Unknown 3% 15% 20% 22% 22% 25%
First-Time Part-Time

First-Time Part-Time Students Starting Fall 2005

Number of students: 67

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15%
14%
2%
8%
61%
WITHIN 10 YEARS
14%
7%
3%
15%
61%
WITHIN 8 YEARS
11%
7%
8%
13%
61%
WITHIN 6 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 Northern Kentucky University in the Fall of 2005. 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 Northern Kentucky 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 Northern Kentucky 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 Northern Kentucky University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Northern Kentucky 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.

Northern Kentucky University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Part-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2005 BY SUMMER 2015
 
2005-06
 
2006-07
 
2007-08
 
2008-09
 
2009-10
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2010-11
 
2011-12
WITHIN 8 YEARS
2012-13
 
2013-14
WITHIN 10 YEARS
2014-15
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Bachelor's degree from Northern Kentucky University 0% 0% 0% 0% 8% 11% 12% 14% 14% 15%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Northern Kentucky University 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Northern Kentucky University 0% 0% 0% 0% 10% 11% 12% 14% 14% 15%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% 2% 2% 5% 6%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 2% 2% 5% 2% 5% 5% 8%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 2% 2% 7% 4% 7% 10% 14%
Enrolled at Northern Kentucky University 83% 33% 32% 24% 9% 8% 8% 3% 2% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 2% 5% 3% 5% 5% 5% 6% 5% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 0% 3% 11% 14% 8% 12% 9% 8% 6%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 2% 8% 14% 19% 13% 17% 15% 13% 8%
Current Status Unknown 17% 65% 60% 60% 60% 61% 59% 61% 61% 61%
Part-Time Transfer

Part-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2005

Number of students: 123

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35%
21%
3%
3%
38%
WITHIN 10 YEARS
33%
17%
6%
6%
38%
WITHIN 8 YEARS
29%
14%
12%
9%
36%
WITHIN 6 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 Northern Kentucky University in the Fall of 2005. 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 Northern Kentucky 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 Northern Kentucky 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 Northern Kentucky University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Northern Kentucky 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.

Northern Kentucky University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Part-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2005 BY SUMMER 2015
 
2005-06
 
2006-07
 
2007-08
 
2008-09
 
2009-10
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2010-11
 
2011-12
WITHIN 8 YEARS
2012-13
 
2013-14
WITHIN 10 YEARS
2014-15
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Bachelor's degree from Northern Kentucky University 0% 3% 11% 20% 24% 29% 32% 33% 35% 35%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Northern Kentucky University 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Northern Kentucky University 0% 4% 11% 20% 24% 29% 32% 33% 35% 35%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 3% 7% 9% 11% 12% 14% 15% 17%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 2% 2% 5% 4% 4% 3% 4% 3% 3% 4%
= Total Graduated from another institution 2% 2% 8% 11% 13% 14% 16% 17% 18% 21%
Enrolled at Northern Kentucky University 89% 47% 31% 22% 15% 12% 10% 6% 3% 3%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 1% 11% 13% 11% 7% 7% 7% 5% 4% 1%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 2% 7% 5% 2% 2% 2% 2% 1% 1% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
3% 18% 18% 13% 9% 9% 9% 6% 5% 3%
Current Status Unknown 6% 29% 32% 34% 39% 36% 33% 38% 39% 38%