SEATTLE – For the fifth consecutive year and the sixth time in the last seven years, Seattle University has posted an institutional Graduation Success Rate (GSR) of 95 percent, according to figures released by the NCAA Wednesday.
The Redhawks have recorded at least a 93 percent in every report in the last 10 academic years.
GSR data indicates the number of student-athletes earning a degree within six years. The NCAA developed the GSR to more accurately assess the academic success of student-athletes. The Graduation Success Rate includes transfer students and student-athletes who leave in good academic standing, unlike the federal rate, which does not count transfers. The GSR also accounts for mid-year enrollees and is calculated for every sport.
The most recent Graduation Success Rates are based on the four entering freshmen classes in Division I from 2008 through 2011.
Men’s basketball notched a 94 percent GSR, drastically outperforming the Division I average (50 percent).
Seven different programs claimed perfect GSRs. Men’s and women’s golf, women’s cross country and track and field, rowing, women’s swimming, women’s tennis, and volleyball each logged 100 percent rates. Men’s golf and women’s tennis now have perfect scores in six straight reports. Women’s golf has four consecutive 100s and women’s cross country and track and field and volleyball both have three-year unblemished streaks.