Wake Forest Earns 93 Percent Graduation Success Rate
Oct. 28, 2010
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - According to the Graduation Success Rate (GSR) data released by the NCAA on Wednesday, Wake Forest graduated 93 percent of its student-athletes within six years. The GSR was calculated based on student-athletes beginning college from 2000-03.
The GSR allows for a period of six years to earn a degree. The calculation also removes from the cohort individuals who left the school in good academic standing prior to graduating.
Wake Forest was well above the national average of 79 percent for student-athletes. The Demon Deacons ranked third among ACC schools, trailing only Duke (97 percent) and Boston College (96). Other ACC scores included Virginia (89), Virginia Tech (89), North Carolina (87), Miami (86), Clemson (83), Maryland (80), Florida State (79), Georgia Tech (75) and NC State (72).
Of the 14 Demon Deacon teams, 10 scored a perfect 100 percent. Four of the men's teams came in at 100, including the Wake Forest men's basketball squad. The national average for men's basketball was 66 percent.
Other men's teams at 100 percent included baseball, golf and tennis.
Wake Forest football had a GSR of 81 percent, which was higher than the Football Bowl Subdivision average of 69 percent.
On the women's side, six teams scored 100 percent, including women's basketball and the ACC champion women's golf program. Other women's teams at 100 percent were soccer, tennis, track & field and volleyball.
In addition, the Federal Graduation Rates were released on Wednesday. Wake Forest scored a 79 percent in the Federal Graduation Rate, which does not allow for the removal of those individuals from the cohort who left the school in good academic standing and only includes scholarship student-athletes.