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