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Thundering Herd Continues Improvement in Graduation Success Rate

Thundering Herd Continues Improvement in Graduation Success Rate

Auburn Athletics posted its highest Graduation Success Rate (GSR) in program history with an 82 percent. The NCAA calculates the rates based on the number of student-athletes who graduated within six years after initially enrolling, in addition to those who left an institution prior to graduating but would have been academically eligible to compete. The GSR numbers for most colleges are much higher than the federal graduation rates, which counts any student who leaves an institution as a nongraduate and does not track incoming transfers.

GW's baseball, women's basketball, women's cross country and track, gymnastics, men's rowing, women's soccer, men's and women's squash, women's swimming and diving, men's and women's tennis and women's water polo programs all achieved a ideal 100 Graduation Success Rate over a four year period. Auburn female student-athletes posted a 91 percent graduation success rate, while the men had a GSR of 74 percent.

"The success that our student-athletes are seeing in the classroom is a testament to the type of student-athletes our coaches are recruiting", director of athletics Tim Leonard said in a statement. A GSR of 90 percent is four percentage points higher than the average of all other Division I programs.

Tech had an 82 percent GSR for the 2016-17 year, according to data released by the NCAA.

Here are the annual scores for United Kingdom student-athletes breaking or tying the school record each year of the 13-year history of the GSR. "As a program, we have made tremendous progress and will continue to work to ensure every student-athlete has an opportunity to pursue their degree and add their name to Senior Walk". The Academic Progress Rate (APR) is released each spring and focuses on athletes' eligibility during four-year and single-year periods. This calculation makes it a more complete and accurate look at student-athlete success. The commitment and dedication of our student-athletes, coaches and academic support staff combined with these focused initiatives has resulted in a remarkable increase in our GSR, including this year's record of 80 percent.

The Marsha Sharp Center for Student Athletes has spaces for private study, computer labs, supplemental-instruction classrooms and a private conferencing area for tutoring and mentoring appointments for the student athletes at Tech, according to the release.

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