Gophers excel in latest graduation rates

Fans wave a large M flag from the berm next to Siebert Field.

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.

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University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
10/17/2019