NCAA releases latest graduation success rates for student-athletes

The NCAA released its latest round of Federal Graduation Rate and Graduation Success Rate measures Thursday.

The FGR is produced by the university and measures what percent of students graduates within a six-year span. This year’s FGR figures concern the 2005-06 freshman class.

The GSR factors in athletes who transfer from a program — and doesn’t penalize a school if it’s in good academic standing — as well as ones who transfer into the program. This year’s GSR rates measure freshmen who entered school from 2002-03 to 2005-06.

Overall, the student-athlete graduation success rate is 80 percent.

Wyoming football’s FGR increased for the second straight year and three of the last four. Its GSR was 63 — down from 64 the previous year but that percentage was in the 50s from 2001-03.

Men’s basketball was way down. It’s FGR was 11, down from 33 in 2004. It’s GSR was 22 in both 2004 and 2005.

Women’s basketball has had a GSR at 93 or 100 since 1998.

These statistics are different from the Academic Progress Rates the NCAA calculates, which tracks student-athlete retention and eligibility, and can result in penalties for schools that don’t adhere to those guidelines.

Some pretty interesting stuff, and these numbers don’t reflect current coaching staffs at UW. In fact, all go back as far as two coaching staffs in some sports, mainly men’s basketball.

Here’s a link to the database with more explanitions of what this all means

4 thoughts on “NCAA releases latest graduation success rates for student-athletes

  1. How corrupt do you think it is Robert? In Georgia the high schools were to improve there success rate and did so but we found out they were cheating. Pressure for sucess that is not practical leads to self interest decision making not true improvement.

    • I don’t think any of it is corrupt. A lot can happen in a six-year span for these things to go up and down. Look at women’s hoops. Legerski has been there for a long time. He wins games and he graduates kids — or plays a big part in in.
      Going back to when this was tracked, UW is in its third men’s basketball coach, and these numbers don’t reflect the good job Shyatt and UW have done in improving graduation and academic progress ratings.
      I can’t speak for what happens at high schools or anything like that. It does give you something to think about, or look into if this is what interests you. Can search through those data bases for hours and still likely not fully understand what it all means.


  2. This has only a small but to do with graduation rates but how long do you expect Shyatt to be coach at Wyoming before he retires or whatever it is he plans on doing?

    • It’s up to Shyatt but I would expect he gives UW at least five or six years before he retires. He may go longer if he’s up to it. He’s said this will be his last job.


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