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.

Coastal Carolina University

Coastal Carolina University is a dynamic public comprehensive liberal arts institution with more than 10,000 students from 47 states, the District of Columbia, and 60 other countries who interact with a world-class faculty, and enjoy a nationally competitive NCAA I athletic program, an inspiring cultural calendar and a choice of over 200 clubs and organizations. Coastal Carolina University is located in Conway, S.C., just minutes from the resort area of Myrtle Beach. While the University has a strong liberal arts foundation, it has developed esteemed programs that utilize local resources, such as its marine science programs and its PGA-accredited professional golf management program. Coastal Carolina offers baccalaureate degrees in 69 major fields of study, seventeen master’s degree programs, a specialist program and one doctoral program, in Marine Science: Coastal and Marine Systems Science. For the sixth year, the University has been named one of "America's Top Colleges” by Forbes and a “Military-Friendly School” by G.I. Jobs Magazine. U.S. News and World Report recognizes CCU as one of the top regional universities in the South and ranks Coastal sixth among southern regional universities as a “Best Value School” for 2015. CCU is currently focused on offering a high level of experiential learning opportunities for students in all disciplines.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 1,766

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42%
20%
3%
10%
25%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
40%
17%
7%
15%
21%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
26%
9%
23%
23%
19%
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 Coastal Carolina 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 Coastal Carolina 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 Coastal Carolina 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 Coastal Carolina University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Coastal Carolina 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.

Coastal Carolina University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
COASTAL CAROLINA 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 Coastal Carolina University 0% 0% 1% 26% 40% 42%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Coastal Carolina University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Coastal Carolina University 0% 0% 1% 26% 40% 42%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 7% 15% 18%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 2% 2% 2%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 1% 9% 17% 20%
Enrolled at Coastal Carolina University 99% 66% 53% 23% 7% 3%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 14% 20% 16% 9% 6%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 1% 11% 11% 7% 6% 4%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 25% 31% 23% 15% 10%
Current Status Unknown 0% 9% 14% 19% 21% 25%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 690

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56%
13%
1%
6%
24%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
49%
9%
9%
10%
23%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
12%
1%
61%
15%
11%
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 Coastal Carolina 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 Coastal Carolina 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 Coastal Carolina 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 Coastal Carolina University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Coastal Carolina 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.

Coastal Carolina University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
COASTAL CAROLINA 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 Coastal Carolina University 2% 12% 35% 49% 54% 56%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Coastal Carolina University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Coastal Carolina University 2% 12% 35% 49% 54% 56%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 4% 8% 10% 11%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2%
= Total Graduated from another institution 1% 1% 5% 9% 11% 13%
Enrolled at Coastal Carolina University 95% 61% 30% 9% 3% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 1% 11% 8% 5% 3% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 4% 4% 5% 4% 3%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 15% 12% 10% 7% 6%
Current Status Unknown 1% 11% 18% 23% 25% 24%