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NM State’s graduation success rate is at an all-time high of 86

Press release from NM State Athletics

On Thursday afternoon, the NCAA released the most recent version of their completion success rate (GSR) data, and NM State hit an 86 percent mark. Not only does this mark NM State’s fourth consecutive year with a GSR of 80 or higher, it also represents the institution’s best GSR since the NCAA began publishing the information in 2005.

The report issued by the NCAA included a four-year average of freshmen who began college courses at the NCAA Division I level from 2011 to 2014 and completed the coursework required to earn their bachelor’s degree within six years.

A total of five Aggie teams – men’s basketball, men’s tennis, volleyball, women’s golf and women’s tennis – achieved perfect GSR values ​​of 100 in the period under review. Seven NM State teams also achieved GSR marks north of 90.

NM State’s 86 percent GSR was the second best among any current WAC institution over the same period. Only Seattle U’s mark of 93 exceeded the number of Aggies.

The Aggies collective 86 percent GSR is far from the 57 percent mark in 2005. Since the first GSR release in 2005, the NM state’s GSR has either risen or risen in all but one of those years.

Measured as a four-year metric, the GSR applies to the final four graduating grades of all student athletes in Division I. The NCAA graduation rate includes transfer students and undergraduate athletes who have good academic records, as opposed to the state graduation rate, which does not take transfers into account . GSR and federal calculations measure graduation over a six-year period from first enrollment in college.

The state graduation rate, while less comprehensive than the GSR, provides the only measure of historical academic comparison between student athletes and the general student body. According to this standard, student athletes consistently outperform almost all of their colleagues in the student body. Since 1990, the NCAA has published annual information about the graduation rates of its member institutions from data collected by the US Department of Education. In 2005, the NCAA Division I Committee on Academic Performance implemented the first publication of the GSR data.

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2021 NCAA GSR data (2011-14 cohorts) | Western Athletic Conference institutions
Seattle U | 93
NM state | 86
Abilene Christian | 86
Grand Canyon | 85
California Baptist | 81
Lamar | 80
UTRGV | 80
State of Chicago | 78
Sam Houston | 78
Utah Valley | 78
BAR | 77
Tarleton | 68
Dixie state | 62

NM State GSR data | year for year
2005 (1995-98 cohorts) | 57
2006 (1996-99 cohorts) | 57
2007 (1997-00 cohorts) | 60
2008 (cohorts 1998-01) | 64
2009 (cohorts 1999-02) | 68
2010 (cohorts 2000-03) | 67
2011 (2002-04 cohorts) | 66
2012 (2003-05 cohorts) | 70
2013 (2003-06 cohorts) | 73
2014 (cohorts 2004-07) | 73
2015 (cohorts 2005-08) | 76
2016 (cohorts 2006-09) | 76
2017 (cohorts 2007-10) | 75
2018 (cohorts 2008-11) | 80
2019 (cohorts 2009-12) | 81
2020 (cohorts 2010-13) | 84
2021 (2011-14 cohorts) | 86

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