The University of Tennessee men’s and women’s athletics departments announced Wednesday a graduation success rate of 78 percent for student-athletes who entered the university from 1998-99 through 2001-2002.
In 2005 the NCAA rolled out a new graduation success rate (GSR) calculation to measure the academic success of student-athletes at NCAA member institutions. The graduation success rate for University of Tennessee student-athletes in the 1997-2000 cohorts, which was released last year, was 73 percent.
The GSR allows institutions to add transfer students on scholarship that fit into the 1998-2001 freshmen classes and delete those students that choose to leave and are academically eligible according to Progress toward Degree Requirements.
UT also announced the student-athlete federal graduation rate for the 2001-02 freshman class was 61 percent and the student-athlete federal graduation rate for the four year average was 58 percent, compared to a graduation rate for the general student body of 58 percent for the same time periods.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.