Fairfield Athletics Among Nation's Best In NCAA GSR
November 16, 2016
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Fairfield University student-athletes achieved one of the highest graduation rates in the nation as the NCAA announced its annual Graduation Success Rates (GSR). The Stags achieved a 96 percent graduation rate for a 4 year cohort of student-athletes entering between 2006-09 . Fairfield was one of 25 Division I schools to have a 96 percent GSR or higher among freshmen who entered school in 2009.
“We are proud of student-athletes and their accomplishments in the classroom,” Director of Athletics Gene Doris said. “Our coaches, faculty, staff, and administration continue to show a commitment in helping our students achieve their academic goals.”
Fairfield owned the highest GSR in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference with Manhattan and Rider placing second at 93 percent. The MAAC was the third highest of the 31 Division I conferences.
Thirteen sports at Fairfield University achieved a 100 percent graduation rate based on the current information, namely field hockey, men’s golf, men’s and women’s cross country, women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s rowing, men’s soccer, softball, women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s tennis, and volleyball
The NCAA began compiling data with the entering freshman class of 1995 and developed the GSR in order to more accurately assess the academic success of student-athletes. The GSR includes transfer students and student-athletes who leave in good academic standing. The GSR measures graduation over six years from initial college enrollment.