Student-Athletes Among Division I Elite in NCAA Graduation Rate

Student-Athletes Among Division I Elite in NCAA Graduation Rate

Fairfield earned a 96 percent GSR in the latest national report.

This exceptional GSR score is reflective of a University-wide commitment to the holistic educational experience of our student-athletes and their commitment to academic excellence. We are proud to hold a place among the nation's Division I elite in this category.

— Paul Schlickmann, Director of Athletics

Fairfield University student-athletes achieved one of the highest graduation rates in the nation, as announced by the NCAA its annual Graduation Success Rate (GSR) report. The Stags achieved a 96 percent GSR for a four-year cohort of student-athletes that first enrolled at the University between 2009-12.
 
Fairfield was one of 37 Division I schools to have a 96 percent GSR or higher among freshmen who attended school from 2009-12 and owned the second-highest GSR in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference..
 
"This exceptional GSR score is reflective of a University-wide commitment to the holistic educational experience of our student-athletes and their commitment to academic excellence," Director of Athletics Paul Schlickmann said. "We are proud to hold a place among the nation's Division I elite in this category. Credit the caliber of our student-athletes and the dedicated efforts of our coaches and staff for these exceptional outcomes."
 
Eleven sports at Fairfield University achieved a 100 percent GSR based on the most recent report: men's and women's golf, men's swimming, men's and women's tennis, women's cross country, women's rowing, field hockey, women's lacrosse, softball, and volleyball
 
The NCAA began compiling data with the entering freshman class of 1995 and developed the GSR in order to more accurately assess the academic success of student-athletes. The GSR includes transfer students and student-athletes who leave in good academic standing. The GSR measures graduation over six years from initial college enrollment.

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