SIUE Athletics Among State's Top For Graduating Student-Athletes


Published on November 20 2020 11:46 am
Last Updated on November 20 2020 11:46 am
Written by Millie Lange

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – SIUE Athletics is among the state's top public institutions in graduating student-athletes and tied for 34th nationally, according to a report released by the NCAA.

Five SIUE programs earned a perfect score of 100 percent in the latest Graduation Success Rate (GSR) figures. The men's golf, women's basketball, women's soccer, women's tennis and volleyball teams all earned a perfect score. The GSR for the group of SIUE student-athletes in the 2010-2013 cohort is 91 percent overall.

"SIUE student-athletes continue to prioritize academic success," said SIUE Director of Athletics Tim Hall. "Graduation Success Rate is a direct reflection of our student-athletes' diligent work. I am proud that SIUE continues to be among the highest-rated institutions in Illinois and one of the top public institutions in

the country."
Public Institutions in Illinois (GSR for 2010-13 cohort)Illinois-Champaign 94SIUE 91Illinois State 91

SIU Carbondale 89Illinois-Chicago 89Northern Illinois 87Western Illinois 86Eastern Illinois 83Chicago State 80

SIUE also is the top public institution among Ohio Valley Conference schools.

"Creating a regionally-prominent and nationally-respected athletics program begins with a strong academic reputation," added Hall.

GSR was created in 1995 in response to Division I college and university presidents who wanted a rate that more accurately reflected the mobility of all college students than the federal graduation rate (FGR).

The GSR formula, intended to be a more complete and accurate look at student-athlete success, removes from the rate student-athletes who leave school while academically eligible and includes student-athletes who transfer to a school after initial enrollment elsewhere.