Graduation rates are based on the IPEDS-GRS, which is defined as a six-year proportion of those student-athletes who graduated versus those who entered an institution on institutional aid.
By including the student-athletes in the IPEDS-GRS, the NCAA GSR data differs from IPEDS data in two important ways. First, the GSR data accounts for those student-athletes who transfer into an institution. Second, the GSR discounts student-athletes who separate from the institution and would have been academically eligible to compete had they returned.
The Division II Academic Success Rate (ASR) also includes freshmen who did not receive athletics aid, but did participate in athletics. All member institutions are required to report graduation rates for their student body; those institutions offering athletics aid are required to report for their student-athletes. Division I members, as well as those institutions having multi-divisional sports, must also provide their GSR; Division II members must also provide their ASR. Data for the graduation rates/GSR/ASR will be collected each spring.
Division I Graduation Success Rate:
- 2013 Graduation Rates News Release: Division I Student-Athletes Make the Grade
- Search GSR by Sport, School, Conference and Year
- Trends in Graduation Success Rates and Federal Graduation Rates at NCAA Division I Institutions
Division II Academic Success Rate:
- Search ASR by Sport, School, Conference and Year
- Trends in Academic Success Rates and Federal Graduation Rates at NCAA Division II Institutions
- Major Findings from the NCAA Division II Academic Performance Study (Published 2008)
Division III Graduation Rates:
- 2013 Aggregate Federal Graduation Rate Report for All Schools
- 2013 Aggregate Graduation Rates Report for Voluntary Reporting Schools
- 2013 Aggregate Academic Success Rate Report
Federal Graduation Rates:
- Search Federal Graduation Rates for Divisions I and II by Sport, School, Conference and Year
- Federal Graduation Rates Report Archive