WVU Posts High Graduation Success Rate Score

  • By Bryan Messerly
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  • November 04, 2015 12:57 PM
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University’s combined varsity athletic teams have a Graduation Success Rate (GSR) score of 82 percent, according to data released today by the NCAA.
WVU’s average GSR of 82 percent is its third-highest score since the NCAA began collecting GSR data with the entering freshmen class of 1995. The most recent Graduation Success Rates are based on the four entering freshmen classes in Division I from 2005 through 2008.
The Graduation Success Rate was developed by the NCAA as part of its academic reform initiative to more accurately measure the academic success of Division I student-athletes.
The four-year GSR scores (percentage) for WVU’s varsity sports teams (2005-06 to 2008-09): baseball 59; men’s basketball 83; football 71; men’s soccer 100; men’s swimming 73; wrestling 83; women’s basketball 92; women’s cross country/track 96; rowing 80; gymnastics 100; women’s soccer 94; women’s swimming 81; women’s tennis 100; volleyball 93; and rifle 89.