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.

Boston University

Boston University is a leading, international, private research university, generating new knowledge to benefit society and educating students to be reflective, resourceful individuals and leaders in an interconnected world. BU’s range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are built on a core foundation of the liberal arts and sciences. Our faculty continually innovate in education and research to prepare students for an ever-changing world. We hold to our founding principles that higher education should be accessible to all and that research, scholarship, artistic creation, and professional practice should serve the wider community. We value diversity, excellence, and engagement with the City of Boston and the world.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 4,119

roll over each bar for detail data

76%
8%
1%
2%
13%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
76%
7%
3%
3%
11%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
71%
4%
16%
5%
4%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
view detail data for graph »
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 Boston 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 Boston 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 Boston 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 Boston University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Boston 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.

Boston University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
BOSTON 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
+ view details
Bachelor's degree from Boston University 0% 0% 3% 71% 76% 76%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Boston University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Boston University 0% 0% 3% 71% 76% 76%
+ view details
Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 4% 7% 8%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 4% 7% 8%
Enrolled at Boston University 87% 81% 85% 16% 3% 1%
+ view details
Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 5% 8% 4% 3% 1%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 1% 1% 1% 0% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 6% 9% 5% 3% 2%
Current Status Unknown 13% 13% 3% 4% 11% 13%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 247

roll over each bar for detail data

79%
6%
2%
13%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
77%
5%
4%
4%
10%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
17%
1%
62%
5%
15%
WITHIN 2 YEARS
view detail data for graph »
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 Boston 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 Boston 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 Boston 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 Boston University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Boston 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.

Boston University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
BOSTON 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
+ view details
Bachelor's degree from Boston University 0% 17% 65% 77% 79% 79%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Boston University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Boston University 0% 17% 65% 77% 79% 79%
+ view details
Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 1% 4% 5% 6% 6%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 1% 4% 5% 6% 6%
Enrolled at Boston University 83% 62% 24% 4% 0% 0%
+ view details
Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 5% 4% 3% 2% 1%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 5% 4% 4% 2% 2%
Current Status Unknown 17% 15% 3% 10% 13% 13%