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UF Athletics: University of Florida Ranks High in Recent Graduation Success Rates

Courtesy of University Athletic Association

BY MARY HOWARD

University of Florida student-athletes find success on the athletic field with national and Southeastern Conference team titles, and Gators are also realizing their goal of becoming UF graduates.

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The Graduation Success Rates (GSR) published Tuesday shows that 89 percent of UF student-athletes completed their degree in the latest cycle. The Gators’ latest number is a tick above NCAA Division I’s overall GSR of 88 percent.

The GSR of nine Gator teams are above or equal the national average for their sport – women’s basketball, football, men’s golf, women’s golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, women’s tennis, and volleyball. Five women’s teams posted a perfect 100 GSR: golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, and volleyball.

Earlier this fall, UF ascended to No. 6 in the public institutions ranking on US News and World Reports annual list. The combined grade point average for all Gator student-athletes for the 2019-20 academic year was an all-time high 3.19, and 115 student-athletes earned bachelor or master degrees in the last academic year.

The most recent Graduation Success Rates are based on the four entering freshmen classes in Division I from 2010-11 to 2013-14.