Stanford Athletics registers high graduation rates

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Stanford Athletes continue to graduate at a high rate, according to a recently released NCAA report.

Stanford Athletics registered an overall graduation rate of 98 percent in the latest Graduation Success Rate (GSR) report recently released by the NCAA. Included in that total were 19 programs earning a 100 percent graduation rate.

Both the GSR and Federal Graduation Rates (FGR) are based upon classes from 2005-08 and reflect the percentage of student-athletes earning a degree within six years. The NCAA developed the GSR to account for transfer student-athletes, mid-year enrollees and others not tracked by the FGR. Stanford student-athletes have a FGR four-class average of 95 percent.

Stanford has produced the same totals (98 percent GSR, 95 percent FGR) for the second straight year. In 2013, the Cardinal boasted a GSR of 97 percent while its FGR score was 93 percent.

There were 11 women’s programs achieving perfect GSR scores: basketball, fencing, gymnastics, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, softball, swimming, synchronized swimming, volleyball and water polo.

Perfect GSR ratings were also awarded to eight men’s programs: cross country/track and field, fencing, golf, gymnastics, soccer, tennis, water polo and wrestling.

Football received a GSR of 99 percent for the second consecutive year. That total leads all Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) institutions and ranks 10 points higher than the next Pac-12 school (UCLA – 89 percent).

Five other programs checked in at 90 percent or higher: baseball (96), football (99), men’s swimming (96), men’s volleyball (94) and women’s fencing (96).

Stanford continued to further enhance its reputation as the nation’s leader in combining academics and athletics in 2015, as the Cardinal captured its 21st consecutive Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup, presented to the most successful intercollegiate athletic department in the country. Stanford has also won at least one NCAA championship in each of the last 39 seasons, the longest such streak in the nation. Of Stanford’s 128 championships overall, 107 are NCAA titles.

Read more on the Stanford Athletics website.