IU’s Graduate Success Rate score goes up to 82 percent

Indiana student athletes that initially enrolled from 2003-06 scored a Graduation Success Rate of 82 percent according to an NCAA study released on Thursday. That’s a two percent increase from the 2002-05 group.

The football program scored 67 percent and the men’s basketball program 43 percent

The GSR measures graduation over six years from first-time college enrollment. Obviously, very few of the players who enrolled from 2003-2006 played with the current football or men’s basketball coaching administrations.

The release from IU follows.

Hoosiers improve their GSR by two percentage points for the 2002-05 cohort.

NCAA Graduation Success Rate Database

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Student-athletes at Indiana University who enrolled from 2003-06 scored a Graduation Success Rate (GSR) of 82 percent, an improvement of two percentage points, in the study that was released by the NCAA today.

The GSR measures graduation over six years from first-time college enrollment.

Women’s golf, women’s soccer, women’s swimming and diving and women’s tennis and men’s golf all finished with a perfect 100 percent score.

“Second only to playing by the rules, having student-athletes who earn Indiana University degrees is our highest priority,” said Vice President and Director of Athletics Fred Glass. “We are very pleased that we have improved our GSR score by two percentage points over last year and that five of our programs had a perfect GSR score of 100. These results reflect the strong commitment to academics shared by our coaches, staff and most importantly our student-athletes.”

In looking at the overall NCAA Division I GSR, a total of 14 Indiana athletics teams have scores that are equal to or greater than the NCAA Division I average. This includes baseball, men’s cross country, men’s track and field, football, men’s golf, men’s soccer, men’s swimming and diving, women’s cross country, women’s track and field, women’s golf, women’s soccer, softball, women’s swimming and women’s tennis.

In June, the NCAA released its most recent Academic Progress Rate (APR) and Indiana University also excelled.  With 11 teams earning a perfect 1,000 APR for the 2011-12 academic year, Indiana University’s 24 sports comfortably exceed NCAA required standards.

The APR is a real-time measure of eligibility and retention of student-athletes competing on every Division I sports team.

The 11 programs earning a perfect score for 2011-12 were men’s basketball, men’s cross country, men’s golf, men’s soccer, men’s tennis, men’s outdoor track, wrestling, women’s golf, women’s softball, women’s soccer and women’s tennis. With perfect multi-year scores of 1,000, the IU men’s basketball, men’s golf and women’s tennis programs are tied for the top score nationally and in the Big Ten Conference. IU’s men’s basketball program was the only league school with a perfect score.

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