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.

Worcester State University

Worcester State University is a comprehensive, undergraduate and masters public institution within the Massachusetts State University system. WSU students have numerous multidisciplinary opportunities enabling them to explore their academic interests and prepare for their careers. We educate students for real-world challenges by focusing on critical thinking, teamwork, problem-solving, communication, technology, and global awareness. Worcester State University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and minors, 25 masters degrees and post-baccalaureate/advanced graduate study certificates. Over 200 full-time faculty members serve the student body and also engage in exciting research and scholarship as well as impactful community service. As an urban institution in New England’s second largest city, we provide a great many community engagement opportunities for students at all levels. Worcester State University is committed to improving student success and is therefore interested in SAM as an additional tool for measurement of student’s academic achievement and success rate.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 693

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51%
13%
6%
5%
25%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
48%
10%
11%
8%
23%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
32%
6%
28%
13%
21%
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 Worcester 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 Worcester 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 Worcester 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 Worcester State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Worcester 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.

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

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
WORCESTER 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 Worcester State University 0% 0% 1% 32% 48% 51%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Worcester State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Worcester State University 0% 0% 1% 32% 48% 51%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 5% 8% 11%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 1% 2% 2%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 1% 6% 10% 13%
Enrolled at Worcester State University 96% 76% 64% 28% 11% 6%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 1% 8% 11% 8% 4% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 5% 7% 5% 4% 3%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 13% 18% 13% 8% 5%
Current Status Unknown 3% 11% 16% 21% 23% 25%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 422

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62%
9%
3%
4%
22%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
55%
6%
12%
8%
19%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
9%
1%
65%
11%
14%
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 Worcester 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 Worcester 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 Worcester 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 Worcester State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Worcester 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.

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

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
WORCESTER 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 Worcester State University 0% 9% 37% 55% 60% 62%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Worcester State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Worcester State University 0% 9% 37% 55% 60% 62%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 1% 3% 6% 7% 8%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 1% 0% 0% 0% 1% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 1% 1% 3% 6% 8% 9%
Enrolled at Worcester State University 93% 65% 32% 12% 5% 3%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 1% 7% 9% 5% 4% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 4% 4% 3% 2% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 11% 13% 8% 6% 4%
Current Status Unknown 5% 14% 15% 19% 21% 22%