Brown Student-Athlete Graduation Rate Among Highest in the Nation

Brown Student-Athlete Graduation Rate Among Highest in the Nation

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown University athletics recorded the third highest Graduation Success Rate (GSR) in the country among Division I institutions, in an announcement made by the NCAA on Wednesday, Nov. 8.

The Graduation Success Rate data is reflective of the 2007-10 cohort for all 351 reporting schools. Brown's 2010-11 student-athlete Graduation Success Rate of 97% is the third-best in the nation. Fourteen Brown programs had a perfect GSR: men's basketball, men's cross country/track, men's fencing, men's golf, men's swimming & diving, men's tennis, men's water polo, women's cross country/track, gymnastics, skiing, softball, women's swimming & diving, volleyball and women's water polo.

"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."

The Graduation Rates Institution Report gives graduation information about the most recent six-year graduating class of students and student-athletes who entered as freshmen in 2010-11. The graduation rate (percent) is based on a comparison of the number (N) of students who entered a college or university and the number of those who graduated within six years.

For the complete NCAA release, click here.