Notre Dame Athletics | November 11, 2017
The University of Notre Dame has claimed the 2017 national championship for graduating student-athletes in all sports-in the process posting the top NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR) figure (98) for its student-athletes for the 11th straight year.
The GSR number for all Notre Dame student-athletes rates the Irish first among the football-playing institutions in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A). The 2017 NCAA figures are based on entering classes from 2007 through 2010.
Meanwhile, Notre Dame's institutional research determined additional academic highlights based on the NCAA-issued GSR and federal figures released today:
-- Eighteen of 22 Irish athletic programs analyzed posted GSR figures of 100 percent, and 10 produced federal rate 100 scores.
-- For the 12th time in 13 years, Notre Dame ranks number one on a percentage basis in terms of number of GSR 100 scores, among all FBS schools.
-- Eighteen of Notre Dame's 22 men's and women's programs posted GSR numbers that rank them best in the nation within their sports--and 10 produced federal graduation rates that led all FBS institutions.
Whether measured by the federal government in its Department of Education report or by the NCAA through its GSR numbers, graduation rates for Notre Dame student-athletes once again rank either number one or among the handful of national leaders in five major categories among all major football-playing colleges and universities.