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