• Student Achievement Measure

    The Student Achievement Measure (SAM) is a comprehensive measure of student progress and completion that reports outcomes for full-time, part-time and transfer students. Created in 2013 by a coalition of six higher education associations, SAM is a voluntary alternative to the federal graduation rate, which is limited to capturing full-time students who graduate from the first institution in which they enroll. Data for SAM come from the National Student Clearinghouse, a nonprofit organization that compiles and analyzes student-level enrollment and completion data from over 3,600 US colleges and universities. Currently, nearly 600 institutions participate in SAM, including over 275 AASCU institutions.

    For more information, please visit www.studentachievementmeasure.org.

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    • Tom Harnisch
      Director of State Relations and Policy Analysis
      (202) 478-4660
    • Emily Parker
      Senior Associate, Research and Policy
      (202) 478-4659