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Indianapolis, IN – Austin Peay State University’s athletics department received its annual NCAA graduation success rate report, Tuesday, which included the current federal graduation rates for each of the department’s 13 sports.
According to the NCAA’s graduation success rate (GSR), Austin Peay’s athletics department saw 82 percent of its students who entered college in 2009 graduate within six years. It is the eighth consecutive year Austin Peay has shown improvement in its graduation success rate.
The APSU athletics department also showed improvement in its federal graduation rate (FGR), as 63 percent of students who entered the university in 2009 graduated within six years of their initial enrollment.
Austin Peay’s Athletics Department saw their graduation success rate improve from 79 percent to 82 percent in this year’s NCAA graduation success rate report. (APSU Sports Information)
The Governors saw their graduation success rate improve from 79 percent to 82 percent in this year’s report, which measures those students beginning college in 2009.
That improvement was spurred by gains from men’s cross country (+20%), women’s basketball (+8%), women’s soccer (+8%), women’s volleyball (+6%), men’s tennis (+5%) as well as football (+2%) and women’s track and field (+2%).
In addition, women’s golf and women’s tennis each posted a perfect 100% graduation success rate.
“The expectations and time demands placed on collegiate athletes today are extraordinary,” said Austin Peay athletics director Ryan Ivey. “To excel in the classroom at the rate they have achieved is a true testament to their character and their ability to be successful in everything they do.”
The NCAA developed the GSR to more accurately assess the academic success of student-athletes. The GSR differs from the federal graduation rate calculation in two important ways. First, the GSR holds colleges accountable for those student-athletes who transfer into their school. Second, the GSR does not penalize colleges whose student-athletes transfer in good academic standing.
The federal graduation rate does not account for transfers in or out of an athletics department. Additionally, the athletics department’s graduation rate was more than double the university’s graduation rate (29 percent).
This marks the 21st year that GSR data have been collected. The NCAA began collecting GSR data with the entering freshman class of 1995.
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