NCAA Graduation Success Rate continues to climb, at 89 percent for DI women’s basketball players


The NCAA announced the latest Graduation Success Rates (GSR) today for Division I programs. The GSR measures the proportion of student-athletes on a team earning a college degree. The newest figures are for students who began college in 2008.

The Division I Board of Directors created the GSR in 1995 in response to college and university presidents who wanted a rate that more accurately reflected the mobility of college students than the federal graduation rate.

The GSR formula, intended to be a more complete and accurate look at student-athlete success, does not include student-athletes who leave school while academically eligible. It does include student-athletes who transfer to a school after initially enrolling elsewhere.

The federal graduation rate (FGR), however, remains the only metric that allows comparison between student-athletes and the general student body.

  • The GSR for Division I college athletes is now 86 percent – two points over last year and the highest rate ever.
  • Overall, women’s basketball student-athletes earned degrees at an 89-percent rate, a two-point increase over last year.
  • For women’s basketball, 98 programs have a perfect 100 percent GSR.
  • Student-athletes outperform their peers in the student body by two percent. The federal rate for Division I student-athletes rose one point to 67 percent, the highest rate ever. The student body federal graduation rate remained flat at 65 percent.
  • When compared using the federal graduation rate, Division I student-athletes continue to outpace their peers in the student body. The federal rate for Division I student-athletes rose one point to 67 percent, the highest rate ever. The student body federal graduation rate remained flat at 65 percent.

Graduate Success Rates of NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Programs

Institution Conference State GSR FGR
American University Patriot League DC 100 67
Boston College Atlantic Coast Conference MA 100 54
Boston University Patriot League MA 100 85
Bucknell University Patriot League PA 100 64
Butler University Big East Conference IN 100 92
University of California, Los Angeles Pac-12 Conference CA 100 75
Campbell University Big South Conference NC 100 73
Central Michigan University Mid-American Conference MI 100 79
Chicago State University Western Athletic Conference IL 100 64
Clemson University Atlantic Coast Conference SC 100 87
Coastal Carolina University Big South Conference SC 100 79
Colgate University Patriot League NY 100 92
University of Colorado, Boulder Pac-12 Conference CO 100 75
University of Connecticut American Athletic Conference CT 100 86
Cornell University The Ivy League NY 100
Creighton University Big East Conference NE 100 75
Dartmouth College The Ivy League NH 100
Davidson College Atlantic 10 Conference NC 100 92
University of Dayton Atlantic 10 Conference OH 100 92
DePaul University Big East Conference IL 100 75
Drake University Missouri Valley Conference IA 100 75
Duke University Atlantic Coast Conference NC 100 92
Duquesne University Atlantic 10 Conference PA 100 80
Eastern Michigan University Mid-American Conference MI 100 55
Eastern Washington University Big Sky Conference WA 100 50
University of Evansville Missouri Valley Conference IN 100 67
University of Florida Southeastern Conference FL 100 53
George Washington University Atlantic 10 Conference DC 100 67
Georgetown University Big East Conference DC 100 80
Georgia Southern University Sun Belt Conference GA 100 80
University of Hartford America East Conference CT 100 85
Harvard University The Ivy League MA 100
College of the Holy Cross Patriot League MA 100 83
University of Idaho Big Sky Conference ID 100 44
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Big Ten Conference IL 100 69
Iona College Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference NY 100 100
Iowa State University Big 12 Conference IA 100 57
Jacksonville University Atlantic Sun Conference FL 100 71
Kansas State University Big 12 Conference KS 100 69
University of Kentucky Southeastern Conference KY 100 64
La Salle University Atlantic 10 Conference PA 100 82
Lafayette College Patriot League PA 100 92
Louisiana Tech University Conference USA LA 100 64
Loyola University Maryland Patriot League MD 100 92
Loyola University Chicago Missouri Valley Conference IL 100 80
Manhattan College Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference NY 100 63
Marist College Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference NY 100 91
University of Massachusetts, Amherst Atlantic 10 Conference MA 100 58
Mercer University Southern Conference GA 100 38
University of Michigan Big Ten Conference MI 100 92
Middle Tennessee State University Conference USA TN 100 50
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Big Ten Conference MN 100 85
University of Mississippi Southeastern Conference MS 100 91
Monmouth University Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference NJ 100 58
University of Nebraska, Lincoln Big Ten Conference NE 100 86
New Jersey Institute of Technology Independent NJ 100 62
University of New Mexico Mountain West Conference NM 100 79
Niagara University Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference NY 100 71
University of North Dakota Big Sky Conference ND 100 92
University of Oklahoma Big 12 Conference OK 100 75
University of Pennsylvania The Ivy League PA 100
University of Pittsburgh Atlantic Coast Conference PA 100 54
University of Portland West Coast Conference OR 100 77
Princeton University The Ivy League NJ 100
Purdue University Big Ten Conference IN 100 85
Quinnipiac University Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference CT 100 100
Rice University Conference USA TX 100 93
St. Bonaventure University Atlantic 10 Conference NY 100 77
Saint Francis University (Pennsylvania) Northeast Conference PA 100 61
St. Mary’s College of California West Coast Conference CA 100 83
Samford University Southern Conference AL 100 71
University of San Diego West Coast Conference CA 100 85
Santa Clara University West Coast Conference CA 100 62
South Dakota State University The Summit League SD 100 88
University of South Dakota The Summit League SD 100 89
University of South Florida American Athletic Conference FL 100 44
University of Southern California Pac-12 Conference CA 100 90
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Ohio Valley Conference IL 100 43
Stanford University Pac-12 Conference CA 100 100
Texas Christian University Big 12 Conference TX 100 50
Texas Tech University Big 12 Conference TX 100 71
Tulane University American Athletic Conference LA 100 56
U.S. Military Academy Patriot League NY 100
Vanderbilt University Southeastern Conference TN 100 80
Villanova University Big East Conference PA 100 100
Wake Forest University Atlantic Coast Conference NC 100 80
University of Washington Pac-12 Conference WA 100 67
Western Carolina University Southern Conference NC 100 62
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Horizon League WI 100 77
University of Wisconsin, Madison Big Ten Conference WI 100 80
Yale University The Ivy League CT 100
Gardner-Webb University Big South Conference NC 100 42
Seattle University Western Athletic Conference WA 100 82
Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis The Summit League IN 100 40
Wofford College Southern Conference SC 100 100
Belmont University Ohio Valley Conference TN 100 86
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Southland Conference TX 100 78
Lipscomb University Atlantic Sun Conference TN 100 79
Brown University The Ivy League RI 96
Mississippi State University Southeastern Conference MS 95 79
University of Northern Colorado Big Sky Conference CO 95 65
Liberty University Big South Conference VA 94 80
University of Northern Iowa Missouri Valley Conference IA 94 88
Southeastern Louisiana University Southland Conference LA 94 73
U.S. Naval Academy Patriot League MD 94
Valparaiso University Horizon League IN 94 92
Western Illinois University The Summit League IL 94 45
Arizona State University Pac-12 Conference AZ 93 79
Binghamton University America East Conference NY 93 79
Bowling Green State University Mid-American Conference OH 93 67
Bradley University Missouri Valley Conference IL 93 79
Buffalo, the State University of New York Mid-American Conference NY 93 81
University of California, Davis Big West Conference CA 93 86
Columbia University-Barnard College The Ivy League NY 93
Fairfield University Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference CT 93 86
Furman University Southern Conference SC 93 86
Gonzaga University West Coast Conference WA 93 92
Lehigh University Patriot League PA 93 92
University of Missouri, Columbia Southeastern Conference MO 93 93
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Southern Conference NC 93 92
University of Nevada, Reno Mountain West Conference NV 93 77
Northwestern University Big Ten Conference IL 93 79
Saint Peter’s University Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference NJ 93 77
Stetson University Atlantic Sun Conference FL 93 50
Syracuse University Atlantic Coast Conference NY 93 71
College of William and Mary Colonial Athletic Association VA 93 87
University of Akron Mid-American Conference OH 92 47
University of Alabama Southeastern Conference AL 92 63
Auburn University Southeastern Conference AL 92 73
Bryant University Northeast Conference RI 92 70
California Polytechnic State University Big West Conference CA 92 73
Long Beach State University Big West Conference CA 92 64
Eastern Illinois University Ohio Valley Conference IL 92 79
Indiana University, Bloomington Big Ten Conference IN 92 53
University of Iowa Big Ten Conference IA 92 77
Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus Northeast Conference NY 92 69
Louisiana State University Southeastern Conference LA 92 75
Marquette University Big East Conference WI 92 83
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Conference USA NC 92 57
University of North Carolina Wilmington Colonial Athletic Association NC 92 73
University of New Hampshire America East Conference NH 92 71
Northern Arizona University Big Sky Conference AZ 92 69
Radford University Big South Conference VA 92 75
University of Rhode Island Atlantic 10 Conference RI 92 89
University of Richmond Atlantic 10 Conference VA 92 67
Rider University Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference NJ 92 71
Sacred Heart University Northeast Conference CT 92 75
Saint Joseph’s University Atlantic 10 Conference PA 92 64
University of Texas at Austin Big 12 Conference TX 92 69
Troy University Sun Belt Conference AL 92 67
University of Vermont America East Conference VT 92 100
West Virginia University Big 12 Conference WV 92 42
Western Kentucky University Conference USA KY 92 50
Wichita State University Missouri Valley Conference KS 92 50
University of California, Irvine Big West Conference CA 91 54
University of Central Florida American Athletic Conference FL 91 47
University of Georgia Southeastern Conference GA 91 70
Michigan State University Big Ten Conference MI 91 67
Murray State University Ohio Valley Conference KY 91 60
North Dakota State University The Summit League ND 91 58
Northeastern University Colonial Athletic Association MA 91 59
Oakland University Horizon League MI 91 77
Ohio University Mid-American Conference OH 91 44
St. John’s University (New York) Big East Conference NY 91 50
Virginia Commonwealth University Atlantic 10 Conference VA 91 67
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Atlantic Coast Conference VA 91 69
Utah Valley University Western Athletic Conference UT 91 89
University of Denver The Summit League CO 90 57
Drexel University Colonial Athletic Association PA 90 67
University of Louisville Atlantic Coast Conference KY 90 54
University of Maine, Orono America East Conference ME 90 56
Mount St. Mary’s University Northeast Conference MD 90 67
Pennsylvania State University Big Ten Conference PA 90 69
University of Tennessee, Knoxville Southeastern Conference TN 90 69
University of Toledo Mid-American Conference OH 90 55
Elon University Colonial Athletic Association NC 90 58
University of Miami (Florida) Atlantic Coast Conference FL 89 31
Montana State University-Bozeman Big Sky Conference MT 89 62
Northern Illinois University Mid-American Conference IL 89 58
U.S. Air Force Academy Mountain West Conference CO 89
Utah State University Mountain West Conference UT 89 64
University of Utah Pac-12 Conference UT 89 50
Presbyterian College Big South Conference SC 89 47
University of North Florida Atlantic Sun Conference FL 89 50
Alabama State University Southwestern Athletic Conf. AL 88 53
Fordham University Atlantic 10 Conference NY 88 53
University of Illinois at Chicago Horizon League IL 88 82
Lamar University Southland Conference TX 88 40
University of Maryland, College Park Big Ten Conference MD 88 70
San Diego State University Mountain West Conference CA 88 64
Western Michigan University Mid-American Conference MI 88 81
University of Detroit Mercy Horizon League MI 87 60
George Mason University Atlantic 10 Conference VA 87 62
Loyola Marymount University West Coast Conference CA 87 80
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Mountain West Conference NV 87 69
North Carolina A&T State University Mid-Eastern Athletic Conf. NC 87 67
Pepperdine University West Coast Conference CA 87 75
University of South Carolina, Columbia Southeastern Conference SC 87 53
High Point University Big South Conference NC 87 71
University at Albany America East Conference NY 86 50
Ball State University Mid-American Conference IN 86 58
California State University, Sacramento Big Sky Conference CA 86 77
Hampton University Mid-Eastern Athletic Conf. VA 86 67
Illinois State University Missouri Valley Conference IL 86 77
Indiana State University Missouri Valley Conference IN 86 69
University of Kansas Big 12 Conference KS 86 75
Oregon State University Pac-12 Conference OR 86 25
University of Tennessee at Martin Ohio Valley Conference TN 86 27
Wagner College Northeast Conference NY 86 69
University of Missouri-Kansas City Western Athletic Conference MO 86 53
Baylor University Big 12 Conference TX 85 56
Bethune-Cookman University Mid-Eastern Athletic Conf. FL 85 60
Brigham Young University West Coast Conference UT 85 69
California State University, Fresno Mountain West Conference CA 85 60
California State University, Fullerton Big West Conference CA 85 73
Cleveland State University Horizon League OH 85 79
Eastern Kentucky University Ohio Valley Conference KY 85 31
Florida State University Atlantic Coast Conference FL 85 69
Longwood University Big South Conference VA 85 53
University of Memphis American Athletic Conference TN 85 27
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Atlantic Coast Conference NC 85 79
North Carolina State University Atlantic Coast Conference NC 85 77
Oklahoma State University Big 12 Conference OK 85 50
University of Oregon Pac-12 Conference OR 85 64
Seton Hall University Big East Conference NJ 85 58
Missouri State University Missouri Valley Conference MO 85 41
University of Arkansas at Little Rock Sun Belt Conference AR 83 47
Canisius College Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference NY 83 57
University of Cincinnati American Athletic Conference OH 83 47
James Madison University Colonial Athletic Association VA 83 75
University of Maryland, Baltimore County America East Conference MD 83 56
University of Montana Big Sky Conference MT 83 83
North Carolina Central University Mid-Eastern Athletic Conf. NC 83 53
The Ohio State University Big Ten Conference OH 83 75
St. Francis College Brooklyn Northeast Conference NY 83 36
Saint Louis University Atlantic 10 Conference MO 83 40
Tennessee State University Ohio Valley Conference TN 83 53
Florida International University Conference USA FL 82 78
University of Notre Dame Atlantic Coast Conference IN 82 69
Rutgers, New Brunswick Big Ten Conference NJ 82 64
University of South Alabama Sun Belt Conference AL 82 64
University of Texas at El Paso Conference USA TX 82 39
University of Texas at San Antonio Conference USA TX 82 35
Winthrop University Big South Conference SC 82 68
Xavier University Big East Conference OH 82 69
Northwestern State University Southland Conference LA 81 77
Portland State University Big Sky Conference OR 81 69
The University of Tulsa American Athletic Conference OK 81 53
Arkansas State University Sun Belt Conference AR 80 50
Charleston Southern University Big South Conference SC 80 41
Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne The Summit League IN 80 62
Jacksonville State University Ohio Valley Conference AL 80 53
Kent State University Mid-American Conference OH 80 67
University of the Pacific West Coast Conference CA 80 57
Southern Methodist University American Athletic Conference TX 80 64
University of Louisiana at Lafayette Sun Belt Conference LA 80 80
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Southern Conference TN 80 56
Washington State University Pac-12 Conference WA 80 58
Youngstown State University Horizon League OH 80 67
University of Arizona Pac-12 Conference AZ 79 36
Austin Peay State University Ohio Valley Conference TN 79 44
Boise State University Mountain West Conference ID 79 42
University of Delaware Colonial Athletic Association DE 79 60
Southeast Missouri State University Ohio Valley Conference MO 79 58
Southern Utah University Big Sky Conference UT 79 56
Stony Brook University America East Conference NY 79 69
Alcorn State University Southwestern Athletic Conf. MS 78 22
Stephen F. Austin State University Southland Conference TX 78 55
Prairie View A&M University Southwestern Athletic Conf. TX 77 45
Siena College Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference NY 77 62
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale Missouri Valley Conference IL 77 27
University of Virginia Atlantic Coast Conference VA 77 69
University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff Southwestern Athletic Conf. AR 77 55
Hofstra University Colonial Athletic Association NY 76 62
Morehead State University Ohio Valley Conference KY 76 36
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Western Athletic Conference TX 76 47
Texas State University Sun Belt Conference TX 76 46
Texas A&M University, College Station Southeastern Conference TX 76 75
University of Wyoming Mountain West Conference WY 76 73
Appalachian State University Sun Belt Conference NC 75 33
University of California, Berkeley Pac-12 Conference CA 75 50
Central Connecticut State University Northeast Conference CT 75 58
University of Hawaii, Manoa Big West Conference HI 75 50
Houston Baptist University Southland Conference TX 75 44
University of North Texas Conference USA TX 75 55
University of San Francisco West Coast Conference CA 75 69
South Carolina State University Mid-Eastern Athletic Conf. SC 75 50
University of California, Santa Barbara Big West Conference CA 73 45
East Tennessee State University Southern Conference TN 73 44
Georgia Institute of Technology Atlantic Coast Conference GA 73 65
Idaho State University Big Sky Conference ID 73 40
University of Louisiana at Monroe Sun Belt Conference LA 73 63
Weber State University Big Sky Conference UT 73 53
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Horizon League WI 73 64
College of Charleston (South Carolina) Colonial Athletic Association SC 73 69
Jackson State University Southwestern Athletic Conf. MS 72 45
Morgan State University Mid-Eastern Athletic Conf. MD 72 62
University of Alabama at Birmingham Conference USA AL 71 57
University of California, Riverside Big West Conference CA 71 55
East Carolina University American Athletic Conference NC 71 45
Florida A&M University Mid-Eastern Athletic Conf. FL 71 60
Howard University Mid-Eastern Athletic Conf. DC 71 67
University of North Carolina Asheville Big South Conference NC 71 56
Oral Roberts University The Summit League OK 71 75
Providence College Big East Conference RI 71 60
Temple University American Athletic Conference PA 71 67
Tennessee Technological University Ohio Valley Conference TN 71 62
University of Central Arkansas Southland Conference AR 71 39
University of South Carolina Upstate Atlantic Sun Conference SC 71 43
Florida Atlantic University Conference USA FL 70 55
McNeese State University Southland Conference LA 70 55
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville Southeastern Conference AR 69 47
California State University, Northridge Big West Conference CA 69 70
Colorado State University Mountain West Conference CO 69 25
University of Houston American Athletic Conference TX 69 62
Wright State University Horizon League OH 69 54
Kennesaw State University Atlantic Sun Conference GA 69 45
Florida Gulf Coast University Atlantic Sun Conference FL 68 36
Marshall University Conference USA WV 67 50
Miami University (Ohio) Mid-American Conference OH 67 63
University of Texas at Arlington Sun Belt Conference TX 67 45
Towson University Colonial Athletic Association MD 65 82
Georgia State University Sun Belt Conference GA 64 33
Old Dominion University Conference USA VA 64 58
New Mexico State University Western Athletic Conference NM 63 53
The University of Southern Mississippi Conference USA MS 63 33
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Metropolitan Campus Northeast Conference NJ 62 58
University of Maryland Eastern Shore Mid-Eastern Athletic Conf. MD 62 31
Sam Houston State University Southland Conference TX 61 33
California State University, Bakersfield Western Athletic Conference CA 60 36
Delaware State University Mid-Eastern Athletic Conf. DE 60 43
Grambling State University Southwestern Athletic Conf. LA 60 58
Mississippi Valley State University Southwestern Athletic Conf. MS 60 45
University of New Orleans Southland Conference LA 59 50
Norfolk State University Mid-Eastern Athletic Conf. VA 58 40
Coppin State University Mid-Eastern Athletic Conf. MD 57 46
Robert Morris University Northeast Conference PA 56 27
Alabama A&M University Southwestern Athletic Conf. AL 55 50
San Jose State University Mountain West Conference CA 55 31
Southern University, Baton Rouge Southwestern Athletic Conf. LA 50 46
Savannah State University Mid-Eastern Athletic Conf. GA 45 31
Nicholls State University Southland Conference LA 44 20
Texas Southern University Southwestern Athletic Conf. TX 44 31

 

 

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