Broncos Establish Record GSR Scores

Dec. 8, 2015 BOISE, Idaho – Boise State Athletics continued its successes in the classroom, establishing department records in the most recent release of the NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR).

Each year, the NCAA publicly announces the GSR of all Division I institutions. The graduation-rate data are based on a six-year cohort prescribed by the U.S. Department of Education, the most recent version including freshmen scholarship student-athletes who entered college in 2004.

Boise State recorded a school-record GSR of 81 percent in the most recent release of the data. The GSR ranked fourth in the Mountain West and was the highest of any institution in the state of Idaho.

The Broncos’ football program recorded a GSR of 84 percent, tied for 18th nationally amongst schools in the Football Bowl Subdivision. The score also ranked third in the MW.

Boise State’s women’s golf program registered a GSR of 100 percent for the fifth-consecutive year, and women’s tennis also achieved a score of 100 percent, a feat that has been accomplished by the program multiple times. Three other Bronco sports also set team records in the most recent release of the GSR – softball (91 percent), men’s track & field (81 percent) and swimming & diving (78 percent).

The women’s golf and women’s tennis programs each tied for first amongst schools in the MW, while softball ranked second in the league.

The NCAA developed the Division I Graduation Success Rate in response to college and university presidents who wanted graduation data that more accurately reflect the mobility among all college students today.

Both the Graduation Success Rate and the Academic Success Rate account for the academic outcomes of student-athletes who transfer from one institution to another. The rate compiled using the federal government's methodology does not count transfers in and counts transfers out as graduation failures. Regardless of which rate is used, student-athletes are shown to graduate at a higher rate than their peers in the general student body.

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