Nov. 4, 2015
THE FLATS – Georgia Tech student-athletes recorded a school-record Graduation Success Rate (GSR) of 84 percent, according to the latest data released Wednesday by the NCAA. Georgia Tech’s GSR has risen 2-3 percent each year for the last three years.
The most recent Division I Graduation Success Rates are based on the four entering classes from 2005-06 through 2008-09.
Eleven of Tech’s combined 13 GSR sports saw their GSR increase or remain the same (baseball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s and women’s track & field/cross country, football, golf, softball, men’s and women’s tennis, and volleyball).
Golf, women’s tennis, and volleyball received perfect 100 percent GSR (four-year average) scores, graduating all their student-athletes from five consecutive classes.
Baseball provided the largest jump in GSR, improving 12 points from 83 percent to 95 percent.
“We have high standards for our student-athletes as they strive to achieve academic and athletic excellence,” Georgia Tech AD Mike Bobinski said. “We are very pleased with the continued positive trend highlighted in our most recent GSR results. I am proud of the effort, commitment and persistence demonstrated each day by our student-athletes and the dedication of our coaches, staff, and academic support team to help them succeed in the classroom.”
|GEORGIA TECH GRADUATION RATES BY SPORT|
|Men’s Swimming & Diving||95|
|Women’s Swimming & Diving||95|
|Women’s Cross Country / Track||95|
|Men’s Cross Country / Track||76|
|Men’s Basketball (1)||50|
NOTE: (1) Single year graduation is not reported. Under Coach Gregory’s leadership the 2009 GSR class and 2010 GSR class have 100% graduation. As we add that data in the coming years MBB GSR will be near the top of Georgia Tech GSR scores.
The NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR) was developed in response to college and university presidents who wanted graduation data that more accurately reflect the mobility among college students today. GSR rates improve on the federally mandated graduation rate (FGR) by including students who were omitted from the federal calculation.
The GSR measures graduation rates at Division I institutions and includes students transferring into the institutions. The GSR also allows institutions 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.
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