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Tech Sets New Graduation Success Rate Record for Third-Straight Year

THE FLATS – For the third-straight year, Georgia Tech athletics set a new all-time record by posting a 92% NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR) in the latest data released by the NCAA on Wednesday.

The Yellow Jackets’ 92% GSR tops its previous all-time high of 91%, set just last year. Prior to 2021, Georgia Tech had never achieved a GSR above 90% and prior to 2016, Tech had never achieved a GSR above 85%.

Georgia Tech’s 92% GSR is also higher than the national average of 90%.

In addition to reaching an all-time high as a department, 10 of Tech’s 13 teams* – women’s basketball, men’s cross country/track and field, women’s cross country/track and field, football, golf, softball, men’s swimming and diving, women’s swimming and diving, men’s tennis and volleyball – have individual team GSRs that are at or above than the national average in their respective sports. Leading the way are women’s basketball, golf, softball, men’s tennis and volleyball, which all have perfect 100% GSRs.

“We’re very proud of our student-athletes, coaches and staff for setting another new standard for the ultimate measure of our academic success – earning a Georgia Tech degree,” Georgia Tech director of athletics J Batt said. “Congratulations to everyone on our campus that made this achievement possible.”

GSR measures the success of an athletics department in graduating its student-athletes within a six-year period. Unlike Federal Graduation Rate, which assesses only first-time, full-time freshmen, GSR also includes transfer students and mid-year enrollees in the sample. Student-athletes who leave an institution while in good academic standing before exhausting athletics eligibility are removed from the cohort of their initial institution (essentially passed to another squad’s GSR cohort if they transfer and removed altogether in the case of early departures for professional careers). The GSR provides a more complete and accurate look at actual student-athlete success by taking into account the full variety of participants in Division I athletics and tracking their academic outcomes.

The latest GSR cohort includes student-athletes that enrolled at Georgia Tech from 2013-16.

GEORGIA TECH NCAA GRADUATION SUCCESS RATES (since the NCAA began publishing GSR in 2004-05)

2004-05: 67%

2005-06: 69%

2006-07: 69%

2007-08: 70%

2008-09: 71%

2009-10: 75%

2010-11: 78%

2011-12: 76%

2012-13: 79%

2013-14: 81%

2014-15: 84%

2015-16: 87%

2016-17: 88%

2017-18: 89%

2018-19: 88%

2019-20: 89%

2020-21: 90%

2021-22: 91%

2022-23: 92%

GEORGIA TECH NCAA GRADUATION SUCCESS RATES BY SPORT (2022-23)

SportGSRNational Average
Women's Basketball100%93%
Golf100%92%
Softball100%94%
Men's Tennis100%93%
Volleyball100%95%
Women's Swimming & Diving97%97%
Women's Cross Country/Track & Field94%92%
Men's Swimming & Diving94%91%
Men's Cross Country/Track & Field93%84%
Football88%82%
Women's Tennis88%97%
Baseball85%89%
Men's Basketball70%85%

* cross country, indoor track and field and outdoor track and field are compiled as one sport for Graduation Success Rate purposes

Competitive Drive Initiative Turn 2

Looking to build on the success of last year’s Competitive Drive Initiative, Georgia Tech, the Georgia Tech Foundation and Georgia Tech athletics are partnering once again to launch Competitive Drive Initiative Turn 2. CDI Turn 2 has a goal of raising $2.5 million in new gifts to the Alexander-Tharpe Fund’s Athletic Scholarship Fund by Dec. 31, and Georgia Tech and the Georgia Tech Foundation will match eligible gifts to accelerate the impact for Tech athletics. Like last year, not only will gifts to CDI Turn 2 be matched, but so will the contributor’s benefits in the way of A-T Fund giving levels and priority points. To learn more and contribute online, visit atfund.org/turn2.

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