Nov. 8, 2017
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University placed among the top schools in the nation in the NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR) report on Division I student-athletes, released by the organization on Nov. 8. The statistics show that Georgetown graduated 96 percent GSR which is above the national average of 87 percent which is the highest in history.
The GSR is based on student-athletes who entered college as freshmen between 2007-10 and allows for the removal of those individuals from who left Georgetown in good academic standing.
“As colleges and universities, we have a responsibility to prepare our students to excel both on and off the field of play,” said John J. DeGioia, president of Georgetown University and chair of the Division I Committee on Academics. “This year's Graduation Success Rate is exceptional--the highest in history. Tracking this rate each year is critically important, helping us to measure our effectiveness in this responsibility and determine the most appropriate policies to ensure that all of our students have the support they need to be able to graduate.”
Graduating 96 percent, the Hoyas tied with Creighton University for the top spot in the BIG EAST Conference. Additionally, Georgetown was among the top 25 institutions in the country.
A total of 13 Hoya teams achieved a 100 percent GSR including baseball, men’s cross country/track & field, men’s golf, women’s basketball, women’s rowing, field hockey, women’s golf, women’s lacrosse, women’s soccer, softball, women’s swimming & diving, women’s tennis and volleyball.
The 96 percent GSR ties Georgetown’s second-highest finish since reporting began in 1998.
"Our student-athletes strive for excellence both on and off of the playing field, and these graduation success rates tell the story of their efforts,” said Director of Athletics Lee Reed. “I am extremely proud of our student-athletes, coaches and staff whom are committed to the importance of education as a part of the student-athlete experience. We have received incredible support from both our faculty and administration which has allowed our student-athletes to compete at a high level, and receive a world-class education."
In addition, the Federal Graduation Rates (FGR) were released on Wednesday. Georgetown freshmen scholarship athletes that enrolled in 2007-10 posted a four-year class average of 88 percent which was tied for ninth in the nation and first in the BIG EAST. The Federal Graduation Rate does not allow for the removal of those individuals who left GU in good academic standing, and only includes scholarship student-athletes.