October 24, 2013

ASU Athletics reaches 82 percent graduation success rate

Posted: October 24, 2013
ASU also ranks third in the conference for graduation rates of African-American student-athletes, African-American male student-athletes and African-American football student-athletes.
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ASU ranks 4th in Pac-12 for graduation success rate

Statistics released by the NCAA indicated an 82 percent graduation success rate for Arizona State University, surpassing ASU's previous all-time high by two percent.

The Graduation Success Rate (GSR) is based on student-athletes who entered college as freshmen in 2003-2006 and ultimately entered ASU on athletic aid as freshmen or transfers. The GSR allows for the removal of those individuals from the cohort who left ASU in good academic standing prior to completing their eligibility.

ASU's stated goal when the Academic Progress Rate (APR) was introduced nine years ago was an 80 percent GSR, which was reached in 2012. At the time, ASU's GSR was at 69 percent and has seen a 13 percent increase since that point.

In meeting that goal, ASU ranks fourth in the Pac-12 Conference (out of 12 institutions), just one percentage point behind Utah’s 83 percent. This marks the sixth consecutive year that ASU’s GSR has increased.

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