Xavier's Latest NCAA Graduation Success Rate Is Ranked 12th In The Nation
Oct. 24, 2013
CINCINNATI- The NCAA released the latest Graduation Success Rate (GSR) for student-athletes in Division I athletics today. Xavier has upheld its strong academic tradition among its student-athletes by posting a score of 97 percent, which places it tied for 12th in the nation and in the top spot in the new BIG EAST. See the complete Top 25 and the entire BIG EAST in the attached PDF.
The GSR was developed as a more accurate way to track the academic success of student-athletes. Using a six-year time frame, the GSR measures graduation rates of student-athletes. Transfer students are included in the calculation of the GSR. If a student-athlete transfers from an institution in good academic standing, then the transfers are merely passed on to the new institution.
Ten current Xavier teams posted a GSR score of 100 percent: men's basketball, men's golf, men's swimming, men's tennis, men's track, women's soccer, women's swimming, women's tennis, women's track and women's volleyball. The Xavier baseball team was ranked next-highest ranked program at 95 percent.
Xavier led all BIG EAST teams at 97 percent with Creighton University next at 95 percent. The BIG EAST holds an average GSR of 92 percent with half of the teams being at 92 or better.
The complete national release is available at NCAA.org by clicking the link posted above.