Xavier Is Ranked In The Top 25 Nationally For Graduation Success Rate

Amber Harris graduated this past May.

Amber Harris graduated this past May.
CINCINNATI - The NCAA has released this year's Graduation Success Rates (GSR) for student-athletes in Division I athletics. Xavier has continued its strong academic tradition among its student-athletes by posting a score of 94 percent. Xavier's score places 23rd in the nation and shares the top spot in the Atlantic 10.

Nine current Xavier teams posted GSR scores of 100 percent: women's basketball, men's cross country, men's track and field, women's cross country, women's track and field, women's golf, women's soccer, women's swimming and women's tennis. The Xavier men's basketball program scored 92 percent, well above the national average of 66 percent for men's basketball.

"Our GSR performance is a clear reflection of the priorities we live by within our athletic program," said Xavier University Associate Vice President and Athletic Director Mike Bobinski. "I'm grateful for the effort put forth by our faculty, academic advisors, coaches and most importantly, our student-athletes in achieving such important and meaningful success."

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. This year's GSR scores include the incoming freshman classes from 2000-01 through 2003-04.

The Atlantic 10 Conference had several schools earn GSR scores in the 90s. Xavier and Dayton lead the Atlantic 10 with 94 percent. Richmond posted a 93 and George Washington and La Salle both earned 91.

Top 25 Schools (GSR Scores)

1.Colgate University (100)
2.University of Notre Dame (99)
3.Duke University (97)
 Colorado College (97)
 Furman University (97)
 College of the Holy Cross (97)
 Lafayette College (97)
 Loyola University Maryland (97)
 Northwestern University (97)
10.Boston College (96)
 Davidson College (96)
 U.S. Naval Academy (96)
 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (96)
14.Bucknell University (95)
 Creighton University (95)
 Fairfield University (95)
 University of New Hampshire (95)
 Rice University (95)
 Sienna University (95)
 College of William and Mary (95)
 University of Wisconsin - Green Bay (95)
 Wofford College (95)
23.Xavier University (94)
 Adelphi College (94)
 American University (94)
 Boston University (94)
 Bradley University (94)
 Canisius College (94)
 University of Dayton (94)
 Georgetown University (94)
 Stanford University (94)
 University of Vermont (94)
 Villanova University (94)