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Tech Student-Athletes Set GSR School Record

Oct. 29, 2014

THE FLATS – Georgia Tech student-athletes recorded a department-wide school-record Graduation Success Rate (GSR) of 81 percent, according to the latest data released Wednesday by the NCAA.

The most recent Division I Graduation Success Rates are based on the four entering classes from 2004-05 through 2007-08. More than 110,000 student-athletes are included in the most recent four classes using the GSR methodology, as compared to about 79,500 in the federal rate. The NCAA began compiling these figures with the entering freshmen class of 1995.

The Georgia Institute of Technology’s overall Federal Graduate Rate for the same time period for all students is 82 percent. Georgia Tech’s GSR was 79 percent last year.

Eleven of Tech’s combined 13 GSR sports saw their GSR increase or remain the same (baseball, men’s basketball, men’s and women’s track & field/cross country, football, golf, men’s and women’s swimming & diving, men’s and women’s tennis and volleyball).

Golf, men’s and women’s swimming & diving, women’s tennis, and volleyball received perfect 100 percent GSR (four-year average) scores, graduating all their student-athletes from four consecutive classes.

“We are pleased with the continued positive trend demonstrated by these most recent GSR results,” Georgia Tech AD Mike Bobinski said. “I am proud of the hard work, effort, and dedication put forth in the classroom by our student-athletes and the commitment of our coaches and academic support team to their success.

“Delivering on our promise of a world class education and providing the opportunity to earn a Georgia Tech degree is the foremost priority of our intercollegiate athletic program.”

GEORGIA TECH GRADUATION SUCCESS RATES BY SPORT
 Men’s Sport Score  Women’s Sport Score
 Golf 100  Swimming & Diving 100
 Swimming & Diving 100  Tennis 100
 Baseball 83  Volleyball 100
 Tennis 83  Track & Field / Cross Country 95
 Track & Field / Cross Country 76  Softball 88
 Football 66  Basketball 67
 Basketball 46

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. Both rates improve on the federally mandated graduation rate 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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