Published: Fri, November 10, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

GT's Graduation Success Rate Hits Another All-Time High

GT's Graduation Success Rate Hits Another All-Time High

Student-athletes at the University of Nevada are graduating at a record-high rate of 81 percent, according to the NCAA's Graduation Success Rate report announced today. The NCAA released its Graduation Success Rate (GSR) and Federal Graduation Rate (FGR) on Wednesday as part of the annual academic performance program. GSR data is based on a six-year cohort prescribed by the U.S. Department of Education with all scholarship student-athletes across the country who entered college in 2010 considered.

Among Utah State's 16 NCAA sponsored sports, three have a 100 percent GSR in golf, soccer and men's tennis, as men's tennis has now achieved that metric for 10 straight years. Auburn female student-athletes posted a 91 percent graduation success rate, while the men had a GSR of 74 percent.

"It is gratifying to see a record for graduation rate year after year", Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart said. The men's golf, men's tennis, women's basketball, women's tennis and volleyball teams all had a 100 percent GSR score, according to the release. "We are proud of this noteworthy achievement".

The football team garnered a score of 80 percent, which was an improvement on last year's 76 percent mark.

Loyola had ideal GPRs for men's cross country, men's golf, men's soccer, men's swimming and diving, men's tennis, women's basketball, women's cross country and track and field, women's lacrosse, women's rowing, women's soccer, women's swimming and diving, women's tennis and women's volleyball. "As a program, we have made tremendous progress and will continue to work to ensure every student-athlete has an opportunity to pursue their degree and add their name to Senior Walk".

Individually, 10 of Georgia Tech's 13 sports* have GSRs higher than the national average for their respective sports. The Academic Progress Rate (APR) is released each spring and focuses on athletes' eligibility during four-year and single-year periods. Under the GSR calculation, institutions are not penalized for outgoing transfer students who leave in good academic standing. The staff is dedicated to guiding each student athlete through college from time of enrollment into the college to graduation. The Marsha Sharp Center for Student-Athletes provides space for private study, computer labs, supplemental instruction classrooms and a private conferencing area for tutoring and mentoring appointments.

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