Ohio Athletics Excels Again in Graduation Success Rate

Oct. 27, 2010

ATHENS, Ohio-Ohio student-athletes who entered school between 2000 and 2003 boasted a Graduation Success Rate (GSR) of 83 percent, four points higher than the national Division I institutional average of 79 percent according to figures released Wednesday by the NCAA.


In this year's release, field hockey, men's and women's golf, swimming and volleyball all had perfect (100 percent) rates.


"These are tremendous academic accomplishments by our student-athletes," said Ohio Director of Athletics Jim Schaus. "These reports are a true indicator of academic excellence, with respect to graduation rates and overall scholastic progress."


The men's basketball program's graduation success rate of 87 percent is 21 percent higher than the national rate, while the Ohio football team's mark of 71 percent is four percent higher than the national Football Bowl Subdivision mark.


The NCAA developed the GSR to more accurately assess long-term student-athlete academic success. The GSR differs from the federally mandated graduation-rate methodology in that it counts transfers into and out of an institution.

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