Indiana shows improvement in Graduation Success Rate

An NCAA study released this week revealed Indiana student-athletes who enrolled from 2004-07 scored a Graduation Success Rate of 84 percent, which is an improvement of two percentage points.

Six programs finished with a perfect 100 score, including rowing, men’s and women’s golf, women’s soccer, women’s swimming and diving and women’s tennis. The GSR measures graduation over six years from first-time enrollment.

There were 14 IU programs with scores equal to or greater than the Division I average, including baseball, football, men’s golf, men’s cross country, men’s track and field, rowing, volleyball, women’s basketball, women’s golf, women’s soccer, women’s swimming and diving, women’s tennis, women’s cross country, and women’s track and field.

“Student-athletes who earn Indiana University degrees is one of our top priorities,” IU athletic director Fred Glass said in a statement. “We are tremendously pleased that we improved our GSR score for the third straight year and that six of our programs obtained a perfect score. Our coaches, academics staff and most importantly our student-athletes share a commitment to academics and these numbers reflect that.”

Indiana also performed well in the Academic Progress Rate, released in May, with 15 teams earning a perfect score — men’s basketball, men’s cross country, men’s golf, men’s soccer, men’s swimming, men’s tennis, men’s indoor track, men’s outdoor track, women’s indoor track, field hockey, women’s outdoor track, women’s softball, women’s tennis, women’s volleyball and water polo.

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  1. Meek, how does it compare to other schools; can you provide a ‘standings’ involving the B1G? Relative to Div.1 ‘standings’? Since we create so much awareness of ‘standings’ for our athletic teams (i.e. football/(dead last), basketball/(barely middle), soccer/1st (or 2nd)….etc.; why not create a standings of ‘academic achievement relative to each sport and, somehow a composite for all sports? Then, w would have a good idea of what our athletic program is about, and our specific sports programs are about relative to the other schools. (p.s. I request this knowing that Indiana takes its athletes academic achievement and progress towards the athlete’s life achievement seriously as part of our environment in the B1C).

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