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October 24, 2013

Athletics Program Has Second-Highest Graduation Success Rate Nationally

Lafayette’s athletics program has the second-highest graduation success rate (GSR) as announced in the NCAA’s annual report. The College boasted a 98 percent GSR overall for its 18 sports measured and 14 Lafayette programs registered a graduation rate of 100 percent.

The NCAA’s GSR includes transfer students and student-athletes who leave in good academic standing, unlike the federal graduation rate, which does not count transfers. The GSR and federal rate calculations measure graduation over six years from first-time college enrollment.

The 14 programs to receive perfect GSR scores were baseball, men’s and women’s cross country and track & field, men’s golf, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s tennis, women’s basketball, softball, and volleyball.

Lafayette’s football program received a ranking of 96, the fourth best mark in the NCAA. Field hockey registered a 94 and men’s basketball an 89.

The federal graduation rate, while less inclusive than the GSR, provides the only measure of historic academic comparison between student-athletes and the general student body. By this standard, student-athletes consistently outperform nearly all their peers in the student body. Lafayette student-athletes have a federal graduation four-class average of 89 percent, tied for third in the country.

See NCAA data on all schools, conferences, sports, and years

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  1. This is an amazing accomplishment for our student athletes and the Lafayette College Department of Athletics. Congratulations to all for keeping eyes on the prize. Reaching this level of accomplishment is awesome!

    says Diane Mast
    November 1, 2013 at 9:47 am
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