Husker student-athletes have earned a 90 percent NCAA Graduation Success Rate for the first time in school history, continuing Nebraska’s long tradition of being a national leader in the classroom.
The NCAA released its graduation success rate scores on Nov. 14. This is the sixth consecutive year that Nebraska has earned its highest all-student-athlete rate.
Nine Husker teams achieve a perfect 100 percent score. Those teams are women’s basketball, women’s gymnastics, rifle, soccer, softball, women’s tennis, volleyball, men’s gymnastics and men’s tennis.
The women’s basketball, women’s tennis and volleyball programs have achieved a perfect score in each of the 14 years the rate has been computed by the NCAA.
Nebraska has long been a national leader in academic and athletic achievement. The university leads the nation with 333 College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-Americans and 17 NCAA Today’s Top 10 award winners.
At the end of the 2017-18 spring semester, Husker student-athletes earned a 3.240 cumulative grade-point average. That represented the third straight year Nebraska student-athletes had better than a 3.2 cumulative GPA and the eighth consecutive year the cumulative was greater than 3.1.
The NCAA Graduation Success Rate is a measurement that, unlike the federally mandated graduation rates, includes transfer data in the calculation. Data released this Nov. 14 is based on four classes of scholarship student-athletes, from fall 2008 to the fall 2011.
The NCAA rate allows for a six-year window in which the student-athlete can earn a degree. Although the rate includes student-athletes who transferred to Nebraska, it does not count student-athletes who transferred to another school and were academically eligible at the time of their transfer.