Gophers excel in latest graduation rates
Golden Gopher student-athletes have posted a program-record 94 percent graduation rate, as measured by the NCAA's Graduation Success Rate (GSR). This mark was a one percent increase from last year's record best.
This year's GSR, focuses on the six-year cohort of athletes who came to the U as freshmen in 2012. The 94 percent GSR rate for Minnesota is the second-highest among Big Ten institutions, trailing only Northwestern at 98 percent.
The GSR shows the percentage of student-athletes on any given team who earn a college degree within six years of starting school. It represents data from first-time freshmen, student-athletes who entered mid-year, and student-athletes who transferred into the University of Minnesota between 2009 and 2012. It excludes student-athletes who transfer from the University in good academic standing.
"Our student-athletes continue to graduate at a very high rate," said JT Bruett, director of the Lindahl Academic Center. "We are very fortunate to have coaches and athletic administrators that reinforce the importance of a college degree for all our athletes."
Six Gopher women's programs and two men’s programs came in at a perfect 100 percent in the latest GSR report.