Lacrosse Does Well in NCAA Graduation Rate Report

According to the NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR) data, which were released this week, lacrosse again fares extremely well compared to other sports for the 1997-2000 cohorts among schools in Division I (combined). Male lacrosse players had a GSR of 88%, which was tied for first, and had the highest federal graduation rate at 75%. Female lacrosse players were tied for second with a GSR of 94% and a federal rate of 83%.

GSR and the perhaps more familiar federal graduation rate data are shown in the table below by gender and sport. Results for the two previous groups of cohorts are also shown. For more information on the GSR, please see the NCAA web site and their release, which appears following the three data tables.

1997-2000 Cohorts

Men's SportsWomen's Sports
SportNCAA GSRFederal RateSportNCAA GSRFederal Rate
Lacrosse88%75%Skiing95%79%
Gymnastics88%72%Gymnastics94%85%
Fencing88%70%Lacrosse94%83%
Water Polo85%69%Field Hockey94%82%
Ice Hockey84%68%Fencing93%83%
Swimming82%68%Swimming91%75%
Tennis82%63%Ice Hockey90%74%
Golf79%60%Crew/Rowing90%73%
Volleyball78%65%Soccer89%71%
Rifle78%62%Volleyball88%71%
Soccer77%58%Tennis88%70%
CC/Track74%60%Golf87%69%
Skiing73%60%Water Polo85%77%
Wrestling70%53%Softball85%70%
Football66%55%CC/Track83%68%
Baseball66%45%Basketball81%64%
Basketball61%45%Rifle77%68%
Bowling68%59%
Average77.6%61.6%87.3%73.4%


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2007-10-04



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