GREENSBORO, N.C. – The NCAA has released the latest Graduation Success Rate for all Division I institutions. UNC Greensboro had six teams post a score of 100, which is the highest possible score available. The overall GSR for UNCG student-athletes was 86 percent.
The Spartan athletic programs that reached scores of 100 included men’s and women’s cross country/track, men’s and women’s tennis, women’s golf and volleyball.
A metric developed by the NCAA as part of its academic reform initiative, the GSR is used to assess the academic success of student-athletes. The GSR measures graduation rates at Division I institutions and includes students transferring into the institutions. The GSR also allows schools to subtract student-athletes who leave their institutions prior to graduation as long as they would have been academically eligible to compete had they remained.
ABOUT THE GSR
The Graduation Success Rate was developed by the NCAA as part of its academic reform initiative to more accurately measure the success of Division I student-athletes.
The GSR takes into account the many different academic paths followed by today's college students.
Unlike the federal graduation rate, the GSR holds institutions accountable for transfer students. The GSR also accounts for midyear enrollees and is calculated for every sport.
By counting incoming transfer students and midyear enrollees, the GSR increases the total number of student-athletes tracked for graduation.
Under the GSR calculation, institutions are not penalized for outgoing transfer students who leave in good academic standing. These outgoing transfers are essentially passed to the receiving institution's GSR cohort.
The NCAA also calculates the federal graduation rate for student-athletes, because it is the only rate to compare student-athletes to the general student body.
The most recent Graduation Success Rates are based on the four entering freshmen classes in Division I from 2009-20010 through 2012-13.
This year marks the 18th year of GSR data that have been collected. The NCAA began collecting GSR data with the entering freshman class of 1995. The latest entering class for which data are available is 2012.
For complete statistics on GSR and Federal Graduation Rates, please visit www.ncaa.org.
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