Maryland women's basketball and football post record Graduation Success Rates

Maryland women's basketball and football post record Graduation Success Rates

Maryland women's basketball and football post record Graduation Success Rates

The NCAA's annual study of institutions nationwide revealed that Purdue student-athletes on the West Lafayette campus entering from 2007-08 through 2010-11 earned a graduation success rate (GSR) of 84 percent, the same as a year ago.

The 87 percent figure represents what the NCAA calls its graduation success rate, which excludes athletes who leave their institutions while academically eligible to compete and includes those players who transfer into an institution, which the association characterizes as more accurately representing how students flow through college.

This year's reflect the number of scholarship student-athletes who entered Rutgers since 2010-11 and graduated within six academic years.

Eight teams improved upon last year's score including the men's basketball team, which registered a GSR score of 67 percent after posting a score of 22 percent last year.

The NCAA GSR is created to reflect the proportion of student-athletes on any given team who earn a college degree within a six-year window of their initial enrollment.

"Marshall Athletics always makes improving its graduation success rate one of our highest priorities", said Director of Athletics Mike Hamrick.

The 80 percent score was Arkansas' highest ever in the NCAA's Graduation Success Rate, but ranks last among the 14 universities in the SEC.

Men's golf, men's tennis, women's golf, women's tennis and volleyball all posted flawless scores of 100. Among Big Ten teams, only Northwestern (99), Nebraska (85), IN (84), Penn State (84) and Minnesota (83) posted better GSR scores than Rutgers.

Though Towson didn't release its overall percentage, its athletes finished with the highest collective GSR since the metric was introduced. Among BIG EAST schools, only Villanova and Creighton achieved a ideal 100 percent score in men's basketball.

Women's basketball and women's tennis have had a flawless GSR the past 12 years. The rate holds institutions accountable for transfer students, unlike the federal graduation rate.

Football (82 pct. vs. national average of 75 pct.) and men's basketball (82 pct. vs. national average of 78 pct.) are among the other Georgia Tech programs that exceed the national average for GSR in their respective sports.

The GSR provides a more inclusive calculation of student-athlete academic success.

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