Holy Cross Ranks Third In The Nation In Graduation Success Rate

Holy Cross Athletics   11-04-2015

WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross’ athletic teams are tied for third in the nation with an overall graduation rate of 98 percent, according to the Graduation Success Rate Report, which has been released by the NCAA. Holy Cross’ overall Graduation Success Rate of 98 percent for all student-athletes ranked behind only two other schools in all of Division I: Dartmouth and Samford at 99 percent. The data used to calculate the Graduation Success Rate is from the four-class aggregate of entering classes from 2005 through 2008, for which the NCAA has compiled sport-by-sport figures.

“Our student-athletes continue to achieve at exceptional levels in the classroom,” said Holy Cross director of athletics Nathan Pine. “It is a thrill to see Holy Cross recognized nationally for this important academic metric. The Graduation Success Rates we celebrate each year are the direct result of the exceptional efforts our student-athletes commit to their academic endeavors.”

Nineteen of Holy Cross’ athletic teams achieved a perfect 100 percent graduation rate. The Crusader programs to post perfect graduation rates were men’s basketball, women’s basketball, women’s cross country, field hockey, women’s golf, men’s ice hockey, women’s ice hockey, men’s lacrosse, women’s lacrosse, women’s rowing, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, softball, men’s swimming and diving, women’s swimming and diving, women’s tennis, women’s indoor track and field, women’s outdoor track and field, and volleyball.

Other schools which matched Holy Cross’ 98 percent overall Graduation Success Rate were Colgate, Columbia, Davidson, Duke, Harvard, Loyola (Ill.), Notre Dame, Princeton, Stanford and Yale.

The Graduation Success Rate for each of Holy Cross’ teams was well above the NCAA Division I average of 86 percent for all sports.

To view the complete NCAA report on Holy Cross' Graduation Success Rates, click here.

For the NCAA’s searchable Graduation Success Rate database, click here.


Top Division I Graduation Success Rates
Rank   School Percent
1.   Dartmouth 99
    Samford 99
3.   Colgate 98
    Columbia 98
    Davidson 98
    Duke 98
    Harvard 98
    Holy Cross 98
    Loyola (Ill.) 98
    Notre Dame 98
    Princeton 98
    Stanford 98
    Yale 98
14.   Belmont 97
    Brown 97
    Creighton 97
    Fairfield 97
    Gonzaga 97
    Lafayette 97
    Loyola (Md.) 97
    Northwestern 97
    Pennsylvania 97








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