Oct. 26, 2012
University of Notre Dame athletic programs again rank as the best in the country in graduation rates, based on Graduation Success Rate (GSR) figures released today by the NCAA--including first-place ratings in the sports of football, men's basketball, women's basketball and ice hockey.
Among the 120 Football Bowl Subdivision institutions, Notre Dame had the highest percentage of its sports with 100 percent scores (for the seventh time in eight years), with a .863 figure (19 of 22).
In football, Notre Dame achieved a 97 GSR rating for the highest figure among FBS schools (tied with Northwestern). Here are the FBS institutions with scores of 80 or higher in the football category:
In men's basketball, Notre Dame achieved a perfect 100 GSR rating, with only Duke, Illinois, Kansas, Utah State, Wake Forest, West Virginia and Western Kentucky also reaching the top slot.
Here are the FBS institutions with men's basketball scores of 80 or higher in that category:
In women's basketball, Notre Dame also achieved a 100 GSR rating, as one of 30 Division I-A football-playing institutions with a perfect score.
Here are the FBS institutions with scores of 90 or higher in that category:
In hockey, Notre Dame achieved a 100 GSR rating, to rank first (tied with Bowling Green) among Division I-A football-playing institutions.
Here are the FBS institutions with scores of 65 or higher in that category:
The four-year GSR data is based upon the entering classes from 2002 to 2005.
In addition to men's and women's basketball and hockey, other Notre Dame programs recording 100 GSR scores in the 2012 listings were baseball, men's cross country/track, women's cross country/track, men's fencing, women's fencing, men's golf, women's golf, women's lacrosse, women's rowing, men's soccer, women's soccer, women's softball, men's swimming, women's swimming, women's tennis and women's volleyball.