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.

Michigan State University

Michigan State University Spartans work every day to advance the common good in uncommon ways. Together we tackle some of the world’s toughest problems to find solutions that make life better. The nation’s pioneer land-grant university, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, MSU is a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 7,123

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78%
7%
3%
3%
9%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
73%
6%
8%
5%
8%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
51%
2%
32%
8%
7%
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 Michigan 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 Michigan 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 Michigan 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 Michigan State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Michigan 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.

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

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
MICHIGAN 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 Michigan State University 0% 0% 2% 51% 73% 78%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Michigan State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Michigan State University 0% 0% 2% 51% 73% 78%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 2% 5% 6%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 2% 6% 7%
Enrolled at Michigan State University 97% 90% 83% 32% 8% 3%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 4% 7% 5% 3% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 3% 3% 3% 2% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 7% 10% 8% 5% 3%
Current Status Unknown 3% 3% 5% 7% 8% 9%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 1,362

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84%
6%
1%
2%
7%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
78%
4%
9%
5%
4%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
14%
77%
6%
3%
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 Michigan 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 Michigan 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 Michigan 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 Michigan State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Michigan 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.

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

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
MICHIGAN 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 Michigan State University 0% 14% 57% 78% 83% 84%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Michigan State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Michigan State University 0% 14% 57% 78% 83% 84%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 3% 4% 5%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 1% 0% 0% 1% 1% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 1% 0% 1% 4% 5% 6%
Enrolled at Michigan State University 96% 77% 32% 9% 2% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 4% 4% 3% 2% 1%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 2% 1% 2% 1% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 6% 5% 5% 3% 2%
Current Status Unknown 3% 3% 5% 4% 7% 7%
All Students

First-time-at-Institution, All Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 169

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58%
13%
29%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Associate's Degree / Certificate model tracks a group of students who started an associate degree program or certificate program at Michigan State University in the Fall of 2009. The students’ progress toward a degree or certificate is reported within 6 years.

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 Michigan State University are represented by the purple bar with the solid black bar underneath ().
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Michigan State University are represented by the aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Michigan State University and transferred to another institution prior to earning a degree or certificate are represented by the orange bar with the large white stripe underneath (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled at another institution.
  • 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.

Michigan State University | Associate / Certificate Seeking Model - All Students

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2009 BY SUMMER 2015
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Associate degree from Michigan State University 0%
+ Associate degree from Michigan State University - with later transfer to another institution 0%
+ Certificate award from Michigan State University 44%
+ Certificate award from Michigan State University - with later transfer to another institution 14%
= Total Graduated from Michigan State University 58%
Enrolled at Michigan State University 0%
Transferred with no degree or certificate from Michigan State University* 13%
Current Status Unknown 29%
* Students who transferred may have subsequently earned a degree or award or be still enrolled; their status is not tracked after their transfer from Michigan State University.
Full-Time

First-time-at-Institution, Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 123

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67%
13%
20%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Associate's Degree / Certificate model tracks a group of students who started an associate degree program or certificate program at Michigan State University in the Fall of 2009. The students’ progress toward a degree or certificate is reported within 6 years.

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 Michigan State University are represented by the purple bar with the solid black bar underneath ().
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Michigan State University are represented by the aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Michigan State University and transferred to another institution prior to earning a degree or certificate are represented by the orange bar with the large white stripe underneath (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled at another institution.
  • 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.

Michigan State University | Associate / Certificate Seeking Model - Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2009 BY SUMMER 2015
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Associate degree from Michigan State University 0%
+ Associate degree from Michigan State University - with later transfer to another institution 0%
+ Certificate award from Michigan State University 49%
+ Certificate award from Michigan State University - with later transfer to another institution 18%
= Total Graduated from Michigan State University 67%
Enrolled at Michigan State University 0%
Transferred with no degree or certificate from Michigan State University* 13%
Current Status Unknown 20%
* Students who transferred may have subsequently earned a degree or award or be still enrolled; their status is not tracked after their transfer from Michigan State University.
Part-Time

First-time-at-Institution, Part-Time Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 46

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37%
13%
50%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Associate's Degree / Certificate model tracks a group of students who started an associate degree program or certificate program at Michigan State University in the Fall of 2009. The students’ progress toward a degree or certificate is reported within 6 years.

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 Michigan State University are represented by the purple bar with the solid black bar underneath ().
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Michigan State University are represented by the aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Michigan State University and transferred to another institution prior to earning a degree or certificate are represented by the orange bar with the large white stripe underneath (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled at another institution.
  • 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.

Michigan State University | Associate / Certificate Seeking Model - Part-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2009 BY SUMMER 2015
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Associate degree from Michigan State University 0%
+ Associate degree from Michigan State University - with later transfer to another institution 0%
+ Certificate award from Michigan State University 33%
+ Certificate award from Michigan State University - with later transfer to another institution 4%
= Total Graduated from Michigan State University 37%
Enrolled at Michigan State University 0%
Transferred with no degree or certificate from Michigan State University* 13%
Current Status Unknown 50%
* Students who transferred may have subsequently earned a degree or award or be still enrolled; their status is not tracked after their transfer from Michigan State University.
Full-Time (Associate/Certificate)

First-time-at-Institution, Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 123

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67%
13%
20%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Associate's Degree / Certificate model tracks a group of students who started an associate degree program or certificate program at Michigan State University in the Fall of 2009. The students’ progress toward a degree or certificate is reported within 6 years.

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 Michigan State University are represented by the purple bar with the solid black bar underneath ().
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Michigan State University are represented by the aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Michigan State University and transferred to another institution prior to earning a degree or certificate are represented by the orange bar with the large white stripe underneath (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled at another institution.
  • 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.

Michigan State University | Associate / Certificate Seeking Model - Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2009 BY SUMMER 2015
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Associate degree from Michigan State University 0%
+ Associate degree from Michigan State University - with later transfer to another institution 0%
+ Certificate award from Michigan State University 49%
+ Certificate award from Michigan State University - with later transfer to another institution 18%
= Total Graduated from Michigan State University 67%
Enrolled at Michigan State University 0%
Transferred with no degree or certificate from Michigan State University* 13%
Current Status Unknown 20%
* Students who transferred may have subsequently earned a degree or award or be still enrolled; their status is not tracked after their transfer from Michigan State University.
Part-Time (Associate/Certificate)

First-time-at-Institution, Part-Time Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 46

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37%
13%
50%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Associate's Degree / Certificate model tracks a group of students who started an associate degree program or certificate program at Michigan State University in the Fall of 2009. The students’ progress toward a degree or certificate is reported within 6 years.

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 Michigan State University are represented by the purple bar with the solid black bar underneath ().
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Michigan State University are represented by the aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Michigan State University and transferred to another institution prior to earning a degree or certificate are represented by the orange bar with the large white stripe underneath (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled at another institution.
  • 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.

Michigan State University | Associate / Certificate Seeking Model - Part-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2009 BY SUMMER 2015
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Associate degree from Michigan State University 0%
+ Associate degree from Michigan State University - with later transfer to another institution 0%
+ Certificate award from Michigan State University 33%
+ Certificate award from Michigan State University - with later transfer to another institution 4%
= Total Graduated from Michigan State University 37%
Enrolled at Michigan State University 0%
Transferred with no degree or certificate from Michigan State University* 13%
Current Status Unknown 50%
* Students who transferred may have subsequently earned a degree or award or be still enrolled; their status is not tracked after their transfer from Michigan State University.
All Students (Associate/Certificate)

First-time-at-Institution, All Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 169

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58%
13%
29%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Associate's Degree / Certificate model tracks a group of students who started an associate degree program or certificate program at Michigan State University in the Fall of 2009. The students’ progress toward a degree or certificate is reported within 6 years.

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 Michigan State University are represented by the purple bar with the solid black bar underneath ().
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Michigan State University are represented by the aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Michigan State University and transferred to another institution prior to earning a degree or certificate are represented by the orange bar with the large white stripe underneath (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled at another institution.
  • 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.

Michigan State University | Associate / Certificate Seeking Model - All Students

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2009 BY SUMMER 2015
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Associate degree from Michigan State University 0%
+ Associate degree from Michigan State University - with later transfer to another institution 0%
+ Certificate award from Michigan State University 44%
+ Certificate award from Michigan State University - with later transfer to another institution 14%
= Total Graduated from Michigan State University 58%
Enrolled at Michigan State University 0%
Transferred with no degree or certificate from Michigan State University* 13%
Current Status Unknown 29%
* Students who transferred may have subsequently earned a degree or award or be still enrolled; their status is not tracked after their transfer from Michigan State University.
First-Time Full-Time (Bachelor's)

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 7,123

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78%
7%
3%
3%
9%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
73%
6%
8%
5%
8%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
51%
2%
32%
8%
7%
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 Michigan 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 Michigan 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 Michigan 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 Michigan State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Michigan 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.

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

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
MICHIGAN 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 Michigan State University 0% 0% 2% 51% 73% 78%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Michigan State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Michigan State University 0% 0% 2% 51% 73% 78%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 2% 5% 6%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 2% 6% 7%
Enrolled at Michigan State University 97% 90% 83% 32% 8% 3%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 4% 7% 5% 3% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 3% 3% 3% 2% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 7% 10% 8% 5% 3%
Current Status Unknown 3% 3% 5% 7% 8% 9%
Full-Time Transfer (Bachelor's)

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 1,362

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84%
6%
1%
2%
7%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
78%
4%
9%
5%
4%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
14%
77%
6%
3%
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 Michigan 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 Michigan 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 Michigan 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 Michigan State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Michigan 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.

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

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
MICHIGAN 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 Michigan State University 0% 14% 57% 78% 83% 84%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Michigan State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Michigan State University 0% 14% 57% 78% 83% 84%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 3% 4% 5%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 1% 0% 0% 1% 1% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 1% 0% 1% 4% 5% 6%
Enrolled at Michigan State University 96% 77% 32% 9% 2% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 4% 4% 3% 2% 1%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 2% 1% 2% 1% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 6% 5% 5% 3% 2%
Current Status Unknown 3% 3% 5% 4% 7% 7%