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.

Bowie State University

Founded in 1865, Bowie State is the oldest Historically Black College/University in Maryland and one of the ten oldest in the country. It is also a diverse university whose 5,600 students, along with faculty and staff, represent many ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Bowie State University provides high-quality and affordable educational opportunities for students with ambitions to achieve and succeed. In addition to its 22 undergraduate majors, Bowie State offers 38 master's, doctoral, and advanced certification programs with specific focus on science, technology, business, education and related disciplines. A supportive academic environment empowers students to think critically, make new discoveries, value differences and emerge as leaders in a highly technical, rapidly changing global society. The university’s advanced teaching and research facilities include a FlexPod, one of the latest computing innovations with the capabilities of a supercomputer in a box the size of two student desks. Bowie is also home to a satellite operations control center managed in conjunction with NASA and an all-Steinway Fine and Performing Arts Center equipped with the latest technologies for digital media arts and music production. As a member institution of the University System of Maryland, Bowie State upholds the System’s mission of providing high-caliber, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities. Bowie State is in the midst of one of the nation's most exciting metropolitan areas, within easy reach of Washington, DC, and Baltimore. At the same time, it boasts a serene campus on a 300-acre suburban wooded tract. With seven residence halls, the University is a hub of 24/7 undergraduate life, yet it also offers convenient evening classes and online courses to serve employed professionals seeking to move ahead in their careers.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 635

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41%
6%
9%
12%
32%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
31%
4%
21%
15%
29%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
11%
2%
44%
17%
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 Bowie 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 Bowie 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 Bowie 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 Bowie State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Bowie 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.

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

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
BOWIE 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 Bowie State University 0% 0% 0% 11% 31% 41%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Bowie State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Bowie State University 0% 0% 0% 11% 31% 41%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 1% 3% 5%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 2% 4% 6%
Enrolled at Bowie State University 100% 73% 61% 44% 21% 9%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 5% 9% 9% 9% 7%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 10% 10% 8% 6% 5%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 15% 19% 17% 15% 12%
Current Status Unknown 0% 12% 20% 26% 29% 32%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 342

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53%
11%
4%
8%
24%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
43%
6%
17%
12%
22%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
11%
66%
13%
10%
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 Bowie 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 Bowie 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 Bowie 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 Bowie State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Bowie 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.

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

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
BOWIE 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 Bowie State University 0% 11% 29% 43% 51% 53%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Bowie State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Bowie State University 0% 11% 29% 43% 51% 53%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 5% 8% 9%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 1% 1% 2%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 2% 6% 9% 11%
Enrolled at Bowie State University 99% 66% 39% 17% 6% 4%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 9% 11% 9% 6% 6%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 4% 4% 3% 2% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 13% 15% 12% 8% 8%
Current Status Unknown 1% 10% 15% 22% 26% 24%