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Student Achievement Indicators

The following links provide information about student enrollment, transfer rates, retention rates, completion rates and additional related information.

Voluntary Framework of Accountability is a comprehensive national accountability system. The VFA provides measures for student attainment (progress and outcomes) that represent a more complete picture of BSC's student body and educational outcomes. Student attainment is monitored at two years and six years from the date of initial student enrollment. The VFA also includes measures of workforce, economic, and community development.
Bismarck State College: VFA Profile

Student Achievement Measure provides a common measure for student achievement that presents a more complete picture of undergraduate student progress and completion within the higher education system. Students are followed for six years from the semester they first started at BSC. Breakouts are provided regarding the percentage of both full-time and part-time students who graduated from BSC, are still enrolled at BSC, transferred to another institution, or have an unknown status.
Bismarck State College: SAM Profile

Student Profile provides a snapshot view of Bismarck State College enrollment and demographic information as of the official census date of each academic term. Also included is information about outcomes, including graduation & retention rates, number of degrees earned, and transfer out rate.

College Navigator is a web tool that provides selected IPEDS data to assist students, parents, high school counselors, and others to obtain information about nearly 7,000 postsecondary institutions in the United States and other areas. It offers a wide range of information including programs offered, retention and graduation rates, aid available, campus safety, accreditation, and estimated student expenses. 

First Destination Report reflects Bismarck State College students' outcomes on their first destination upon completing their education at BSC, including employment and advanced education. This report is often used to provide prospective students with information as they begin to research possible educational and career paths.