Oct. 25, 2012
NCAA Graduation Success Rate Database
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -
Student-athletes at Indiana University who enrolled from 2002-05 scored a Graduation Success Rate (GSR) of 80 percent, an improvement of three percentage points, in the study that was released by the NCAA today.
Women's cross country, women's track and field, women's golf, women's soccer, women's swimming and diving and women's tennis 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 three percentage points over last year and that six 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 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, women's tennis and women's water polo.
Each year the NCAA also releases each institution's Academic Progress Report (APR). The APR is a metric established by the NCAA to indicate more immediately the success of collegiate athletics teams in moving student-athletes towards graduation.
With seven teams earning a perfect 1,000 APR for the 2010-11 academic year, Indiana University's 24 sports comfortably exceed NCAA required standards according to the most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rate report released in June.
The seven programs to earn a perfect score for 2010-11 were men's basketball, men's cross country, men's golf, men's swimming and diving, women's swimming and diving, women's tennis and women's water polo. Men's golf, women's tennis, men's track and field and women's track and field (tied) all have the top multiyear mark among their peers in the Big Ten Conference.