Pride Scores High In NCAA GSR

In the latest set of Graduation Success Rate (GSR) data released by the NCAA recently, Hofstra University continued its excellent showing with a 90% graduation success rate. It marks the fourth straight year that Hofstra has achieved a GSR of at least 90%. 

In this year’s report, 90% of Pride student-athletes that entered Hofstra as freshmen in the fall of 2012 went on to graduate. The 90% is also above the national average of 89%. 

“We are extremely proud of the efforts our student-athletes put forth towards their academic and athletic goals,” commented Hofstra Vice President and Director of Athletics Rick Cole Jr. “These outstanding numbers reflect the commitment of our student-athletes, coaches, programs, and our academic support staff make on a daily basis. Congratulations to all involved and thank you again for representing Hofstra University and our Department of Athletics so well.”

A total of nine Hofstra teams had a GSR of 100% as field hockey, men’s golf, softball, women’s basketball, women’s cross country/track, women’s lacrosse, women’s tennis, and volleyball had perfect GSRs. Every Hofstra program posted GSRs higher or equal to (100%) the national federal rate. 

Several Hofstra teams have impressive streaks as the following programs have had perfect GSRs for two or more years in a row: women’s golf (13), men’s golf (8), field hockey (7), softball (6), women’s cross country/track (3), women’s tennis (3), women’s basketball (2), women’s lacrosse (2), and volleyball (2). 

The NCAA developed the GSR to more accurately assess the long-term academic success of student-athletes. The rate holds institutions accountable for transfer students, unlike the federal graduation rate. The GSR also accounts for midyear enrollees and is calculated for every sport. Under the calculation, institutions are not penalized for outgoing transfer students who leave in good academic standing. The outgoing transfers are included in the receiving institution’s GSR cohort.

The GSR allows student-athletes six years to earn their degrees. The 2018-19 rate is based on student-athletes who entered college in the fall of 2012, the most recent data available. This marks the 18th year GSR data has been collected.

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