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Oct 25, 2012

Below and attached are three different stories based on Notre Dame institutional research involving those numbers (all comparisons are with the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision schools, essentially those that play major-college football.):

-- One story features ratings of schools for both the GSR and federal numbers in these five categories: all student-athletes, male student-athletes, female student-athletes, black student-athletes, football student-athletes. Notre Dame's GSR figure (99) for all student-athletes leads the nation for the sixth straight year.

-- A second features a comparison of FBS schools in terms of the number and percentage of 100 scores for individual sports in both the GSR and federal listings. Notre Dame has the highest percentage of GSR 100 scores (19 100 scores out of 22 sports).

-- A third features a comparison of GSR numbers in football, basketball (men and women) and hockey—with Notre Dame ranking #1 in all four sports.

Coming soon will be a sport-by-sport analysis showing how Notre Dame sports fared individually against their peers in both the GSR and federal ratings.

 

October 25, 2012                                                        //FOR 2:30 P.M. EDT RELEASE//

Notre Dame Wins National Championship in Graduation

Based on 2012 NCAA Graduation Success Rate Numbers

Notre Dame graduates 99 percent of its student-athletes between 2002 and 2005

The University of Notre Dame can once again claim the 2012 national championship for graduating its student-athletes in all sports—in the process posting the top NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR) figure (99) for its student-athletes for the sixth straight year.

The GSR number for all Notre Dame student-athletes rated the Irish first among the 120 football-playing institutions in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A). The 2012 NCAA figures are based on entering classes from 2002 through 2005.

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.

Notre Dame’s institutional research found that Irish student-athletes in 2012 rank number one in five of 10 major categories--ranking second in three others and third in another. That’s based on the NCAA-issued GSR and federal figures released today.

For the fourth year in a row Notre Dame leads the nation in four GSR categories--for all student-athletes (at 99), male student-athletes (98), female student-athletes (100) and football student-athletes (97). Notre Dame also ranks number one in the federal numbers for male student-athletes (89).

In calculations that include all student-athletes in all sports, Notre Dame ranks first among the FBS schools in the GSR figures, which were initiated in 2005 by the NCAA. The University's 99 percent GSR for all its student-athletes ranks just ahead of the 98 figure for Duke. Using the federal formula, Notre Dame graduated a four-year average of 91 percent of its student-athletes, just behind Stanford at 92.

In the GSR standings, the Irish led the way in four categories. In addition to its number-one ranking for all student-athletes (99), Notre Dame finished firstamong female student athletes at 100 (tied with Wake Forest), first among male student-athletes at 98 percent (ahead of Duke and Northwestern at 96), first among football players at 97 percent (tied with Northwestern), and second among black student-athletes at 98 percent (behind only Rice at 100).

Notre Dame graduated 94 percent of all women competing in varsity athletics, to rank second among its peer institutions based on the federal calculations (behind Stanford at 96). Among men, Notre Dame's 89 percent federal rate also was first, tied with Stanford. Notre Dame graduated 82 percent of its black student-athletes, ranking third based on the federal rate, and Irish football players graduated at an 83 percent rate, to rank sixth.

 

2012 NCAA Graduation Rates All data for student-athletes who enrolled between 2002 and 2005 (numbers are percentages)

 

All Student-Athletes

GSR

1. Notre Dame, 99

2. Duke, 98

3. (tie) Boston College, Northwestern, 97

4. Stanford, 96

5. (tie) Rice, Wake Forest, 95

7. (tie) Miami (Fla.), U.S. Naval Academy, 93

9. (tie) Miami (Ohio), Vanderbilt, 91

 

Federal Rate

1. Stanford, 92

2. Notre Dame, 91

3. Northwestern, 88

4. Duke, 86

5. Rice, 83

6. Boston College 82

7. Wake Forest, 80

8. Penn State, 78

9. (tie) Michigan, Virginia, 76

 

Male Student-Athletes

GSR

1. Notre Dame, 98

2. (tie) Duke, Northwestern, 96

4. Stanford, 95

5. Boston College, 94

6. (tie) Rice, Wake Forest, 93

8. U.S. Naval Academy, 92

9. Miami (Fla.), 91

10. U.S. Military Academy, 89

 

Federal Rate

1. (tie) Notre Dame, Stanford, 89

3. Northwestern, 87

4. Duke, 82

5. (tie) Rice, Wake Forest, 78

7. Boston College, 75

8. Penn State, 74

9. Miami (Ohio), 72

10. Syracuse, 71

 

Female Student-Athletes

GSR

1. (tie) Notre Dame, Wake Forest, 100

3. (tie) Boston College, Duke, 99

5. (tie) Northwestern, Rice, Stanford, U.S. Naval Academy, 98

9. Baylor, 97

10. (tie) Illinois, Miami (Fla.), Michigan State, Virginia Tech, 96

 

Federal Rate

1. Stanford, 96

2. Notre Dame, 94

3. Rice, 92

4. Duke, 91

5. Northwestern, 89

6. Boston College, 88

7. (tie) North Carolina, Virginia, 87

9. (tie) UCLA, Wake Forest, 85

 

Black Student-Athletes

GSR

1. Rice, 100

2. Notre Dame, 98

3. Duke, 92

4. (tie) Boston College, Miami (Fla.), 93

6. Northwestern, 92

7. Penn State, 90

8. Rutgers, 88

9. (tie) Stanford, Wake Forest, 86

 

Federal Rate

1. Rice, 95

2. Northwestern, 87

3. Notre Dame, 82

4. Stanford, 81

5. (tie) Duke, Nevada, Wake Forest, 76

8. Vanderbilt, 75

9. Penn State, 72

10. (tie) Boston College, Rutgers, San Diego State, 71

 

Football Student-Athletes

GSR

1. Notre Dame, Northwestern, 97

3. (tie) Boston College, Miami (Fla.), 94

5. Rice, 93

6. Duke, 92

7. (tie) Penn State, Rutgers, 91

9. Stanford, 90

10. U.S. Military Academy, 88

 

Federal Rate

1. (tie) Boston College, Northwestern, 90

3. Stanford, 87

4. Rice, 85

5. Penn State, 84

6. Notre Dame, 83

7. Duke, 80

8. Wake Forest, 78

9. TCU, 74

10. Rutgers, 73

 

Since the NCAA first published GSR numbers in 2005, here are the trends for NotreDame in all 10 categories over the eight years of graduation rates (includes ranking and raw graduation percentage; SA stands for student-athletes):

 

Category                                                       2005        2006        2007        2008        2009        2010        2011        2012                         

All SAs                      Fed.          1st at 90   2nd at 89   3rd at 89   2nd at 89   2nd at 90   1st at 91   1st at 91   2nd at 91

                                    GSR          2nd at 98   2nd at 98   1st at 98   1st at 98   1st at 99   1st at 99   1st at 99   1st at 99

                 

Male SAs                                    Fed.          1st at 87   1st at 87   3rd at 85   2nd at 87   1st at 88   1st at 87   1st at 87   1st at 89

                                    GSR          2nd at 98   2nd at 97   2nd at 97   2nd at 97   1st at 98   1st at 98   1st at 98   1st at 98

                 

Female SAs              Fed.          1st at 96   2nd at 94   1st at 94   1st at 93   1st at 94   1st at 97   1st at 96   2nd at 94

                                    GSR          5th at 99   2nd at 99   1st at 100                   1st at 100                   1st at 100                   1st at 100                   1st at 100                   1st at 100

                 

Black SAs                 Fed.          6th at 78   6th at 84   8th at 75   1st at 84   1st at 85   2nd at 86   2nd at 85   3rd at 82

                                    GSR          6th at 93   3rd at 95   4th at 91   2nd at 96   1st at 97   1st at 98   1st at 98   2nd at 98

 

Football SAs           Fed.          4th at 85   6th at 84   6th at 79   4th at 85   3rd at 85   4th at 85   5th at 83   6th at 83

                                    GSR          2nd at 96   3rd at 95   3rd at 93   2nd at 94   1st at 96   1st at 96   1st at 97   1st at 97

 

Over the eight years worth of numbers of both the federal rates and the GSR, Notre Dame has had 80 possible rankings in the five categories (among the FBS institutions) and 40 times ranked first, 20 times ranked second and seven times ranked third.

 

The federally mandated NCAA Graduation-Rates Report covers students who enrolled between 2002 and 2005 at all Division I institutions. The federal graduation rates are based on the raw percentage of student-athletes who entered an institution and graduated within six years. Students who leave or transfer,regardless of academic standing, are considered non-graduates. All those receiving athletics aid are included in the statistics. All military academies are exempt from the federal survey because they do not offer grants-in-aid to student-athletes. The GSR was created to more accurately reflect actual graduation rates by including transfer data in the calculation. College anduniversity presidents asked the NCAA to develop a new methodology that takes into account the mobility among students in today's higher education environment. Research indicates that approximately 60 percent of all new bachelor's degree recipients are attending more than one undergraduate institution during their collegiate careers.

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October 25, 2012                                                        //FOR 2:30 P.M. EDT RELEASE//

 

Notre Dame Student-Athletes Again Rank #1

In 2012 NCAA Graduation Rate Survey

 

Nineteen of 22 Irish athletic programs analyzed post Graduation Success Rate figures of 100 percent, and nine produce federal rate 100 scores – with Notre Dame’s GSR percentage leading all NCAA FBS schools

 

For the seventh time in eight years, the University of Notre Dame ranks number one on a percentage basis in terms of number of Graduation Success Rate (GSR) 100 scores, among all NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision schools.

 

Nineteen of 22 athletics programs at Notre Dame compiled graduation rates of 100 percent, and none were below 91 percent, according to the eighth year of GSR measurements developed by the NCAA and released today.

 

None of the 120 Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly NCAA Division I-A) programs in the country had ahigher percentage of 100 GSR scores than did Notre Dame with its .863 number (19 of 22).

 

In addition, Notre Dame ranked second among all FBS institutions with nine perfect scores among 22 sports (.409) in the federal graduation rate analysis.

 

Here are the top institutions in the GSR category (these are the only FBS institutions with 50 or more percent of their sports registering 100 marks):

 

Graduation Success Rate

Institution                                Percentage      100 Scores/Sports Rated

1. Notre Dame                       .863                             19/22

2. Wake Forest                        .857                             12/14

3. Stanford                              .740                             20/27

4. Duke                                   .727                             16/22

5. Boston College                    .680                             17/25

6. Northwestern                       .631                             12/19

7. Vanderbilt                            .538                             7/13

8. Rice                                     .500                             6/12

 

Here are the top institutions in the federal category (these are the only five FBS institutions with four or more 100 scores):

 

Federal Graduation Rates

Institution                                Percentage      100 Scores/Sports Rated

1. Stanford                              .463                             12/26

2. Notre Dame                       .409                             9/22

3. Duke                                   .294                             5/17

4. Northwestern                       .263                             5/19

5. Boston College                    .235                             4/17

 

NCAA figures released today showed that all 11 Irish women's programs posted a GSR of 100 percent--basketball, cross country/track, fencing, golf, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, softball, swimming/diving, tennis and volleyball. Among Notre Dame's men's sports, baseball, basketball, cross country/track, fencing, golf, hockey, soccer, and swimming/diving achieved 100 percent GSR scores. Football scored 97 percent, lacrosse scored 96, and tennis came in at 91.

 

Overall, that’s one more than the number of perfect GSR scores (18) from 2011—and it equals figures from 2010, 2009 and 2008 (all three of those years also with 19 of 22 sports at 100) for the Irish programs. Notre Dame also recorded 18 100 percent GSR scores (of 22) in 2007.

 

In the federal calculations, the nine Notre Dame programs with 100 scores were men’s cross country/track, men’s fencing, men’s golf, men’s hockey, women’s rowing, women’s golf, women’s lacrosse, women’s tennis and women’s volleyball. Other top Notre Dame programs in the federal analysis included women’s swimming at 96, men’s swimming at 95, women’s cross country/track and field at 95, men’s lacrosse at 93 and men’s tennis at 91.

 

In football, among the FBS programs, Notre Dame in 2012 finished with the top GSR score at 97 (tied with Northwestern)--followed by Boston College and Miami (Fla.) at 94; Rice at 93; Duke at 92; Penn State and Rutgers at 91, and Stanford at 90.

 

Here are other previous finishes for Notre Dame in terms of the GSR numbers:

n  In 2005, among the 119 NCAA Division I-A football-playing institutions, Notre Dame had the highest percentage of its sports with 100 percent scores, with a .800 figure (16 of 20).

n  The 2006 data put Notre Dame’s percentage at .773 (17 of 22), to rank second behind the U.S. Naval Academy.

n  The 2007 data put Notre Dame’s percentage at .818 (18 of 22), which again ranked number one.

 

The GSR data show the percentage of student-athletes earning a degree within six years. The NCAA developed the GSR to account for transfer student-athletes, midyear enrollees and others not tracked by the federal graduation rate. The GSR captures about 37 percent more students than the federal rate, resulting in a more accurate assessment of the academic success of student-athletes. However, the federal rate provides the only method by which student-athletes can be compared with the general student body. College and university presidents had asked the NCAA to develop a new methodology that takes into account the mobility among students in today's higher education environment. Research indicates that approximately 60 percent of all new bachelor's degree recipients are attending more than one undergraduate institution during their collegiate careers.

The 2012 GSR numbers are based on entering classes from 2002 to 2005. The 2011 GSR numbers are based on entering classes from 2001 to 2004. The 2010 GSR numbers are based on entering classes from 2000 to 2003. The 2009 GSR numbers are based on entering classes from 1999 to 2002. The 2008 GSR numbers are based on entering classes from 1998 to 2001, the ‘07 data on classes from 1997 to 2000, the ‘06 data on classes from 1996 to 1999--and the ‘05 first-year GSR data was based upon the classes entering from 1995 to 1998.

 

The GSR should not be confused with another NCAA initiative, the Academic Progress Rate, which uses a series of formulas related to student-athlete retention and eligibility to measure the academic performance of all participants who receive a grant-in-aid on every team at every NCAA Division I college and university. In addition to the GSR, the NCAA continues to compile data and release resultsbased upon the federally mandated methodology.

 

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October 25, 2012                                                        //FOR 2:30 p.m. EDT RELEASE//

 

Notre Dame Student-Athletes Rank Number One

In 2012 NCAA GSR for Football, Basketball, Hockey

 

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:

Score   Institution

97        Notre Dame, Northwestern

94        Boston College, Miami (Fla.)

93        Rice

92        Duke

91        Penn State, Rutgers

90        Stanford

88        U.S. Military Academy          

87        U.S. Naval Academy

86        Wake Forest. U.S. Air Force Academy

85        Vanderbilt

84        Miami (Ohio)

83        Northern Illinois         

82        Iowa

81        Boise State, Central Florida

80        Utah State

 

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:

Score   Institution

100      Duke, Illinois, Kansas, Notre Dame, Utah State, Wake Forest, West Virginia, Western Kentucky

92        BYU, Miami (Ohio), UNLV, Penn State, Rice, Vanderbilt

91        North Carolina, Stanford

90        U.S. Military Academy, Virginia Tech

89        Iowa, Michigan State

88        Boston College, South Florida

86        U.S. Air Force Academy

85        Oregon, SMU

82        Western Michigan

81        Idaho

80        Northwestern, Rutgers, TCU

 

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:

Score   Institution

100      Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa State, Iowa, Kansas State, Kentucky, LSU, Memphis, Mississippi State, Nebraska, New Mexico, Northern Illinois,Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Penn State, Pittsburgh, South Carolina, SouthFlorida, Tennessee, Texas Tech, Tulsa, U.S. Military Academy, Utah, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest

94        Idaho, UNLV, UTEP, Utah State

93        Arizona State, Central Florida, Eastern Michigan, Illinois, Kent State, Louisville,Maryland, Miami (Fla.), Nevada, Rice, TCU

92        Bowling Green, Buffalo, UCLA, Connecticut, Georgia, Ole Miss, Missouri, Northwestern, SMU, Stanford, U.S. Naval Academy, Washington

91        Arkansas, Auburn, Ball State, Baylor, Michigan State

90        Colorado, Oregon State, Virginia Tech

 

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:

Score   Institution

100      Notre Dame, Bowling Green

96        U.S. Air Force Academy

94        Michigan

85        U.S. Military Academy, Boston College, Connecticut

83        Miami (Ohio)

73        Western Michigan

65        Michigan State

 

The four-year GSR data is based upon the entering classes from2002 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.

 


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