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Miami Athletics Again Posts Strong NCAA GSR Numbers

Miami Athletics Again Posts Strong NCAA GSR Numbers

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – University of Miami student-athletes continued their strong work in the classroom this past year, posting a Graduation Success Rate (GSR) of 91 percent, as announced Tuesday by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The Hurricanes’ GSR is higher than the national average of 88 percent.

“Our student-athletes continue to strive for excellence in the classroom and I couldn’t be prouder that we once again exceeded the GSR national average,” Director of Athletics Blake James said. “It’s a tribute to the continued hard work of our student-athletes, coaches and academic support staff.”

This marks the eighth time UM has earned a GSR rating of 90 percent or higher. Miami has posted 90 percent or higher every year since 2016, and eight out of the last nine years overall.

A school-record 10 programs posted perfect scores of 100 percent: men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s cross country/track and field, golf, soccer, men’s diving, women’s swimming and diving, men’s tennis, women’s tennis and volleyball. Golf and men’s diving have scored 100 percent every year since the GSR’s inception in 2005. Women’s swimming and diving and volleyball each earned their ninth consecutive perfect rate.

The most recent Division I Graduation Success Rates are based on the four entering classes from 2010-11 to 2013-14, comprising more than 110,000 student-athletes.

“This is a tremendous accomplishment for our student-athletes, coaches and staff members,” Senior Associate AD for Academic Services David Wyman said. “We are proud of our latest GSR numbers and all of our student-athletes who continue to impress us with their dedication and persistence to succeed.”

The NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR) was developed in response to college and university presidents suggesting that graduation data more accurately reflect the mobility among college students today.  The GSR measures graduation rates at Division I institutions and includes students transferring into the institutions. The GSR also allows institutions to subtract student-athletes who leave their institutions prior to graduation as long as they would have been academically eligible to compete had they remained.  The NCAA began compiling the GSR with the entering class of 1995.

Miami GSR Rates

Team – GSR
Baseball – 91
Men’s Basketball – 100
Women’s Basketball – 100
Men’s Cross Country/Track and Field – 100
Women’s Cross Country/Track and Field – 96
Football – 76
Golf – 100
Rowing – 89
Soccer – 100
Men’s Diving – 100
Women’s Swimming and Diving – 100
Men’s Tennis – 100
Women’s Tennis – 100
Volleyball – 100

UM Overall – 91
NCAA National Average – 88