Holy Cross Among National Leaders In Graduation Success Rate

Holy Cross Athletics   11-15-2016

WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross’ athletic teams continue to rank among the best in the nation in graduation rates, according to the latest Graduation Success Rate Report which has been released by the NCAA. The Crusaders’ overall Graduation Success Rate of 97 percent for all student-athletes tied for the 17th best mark in the country out of 351 Division I schools. This marks the 10th straight year in which Holy Cross has posted a Graduation Success Rate of at least 97 percent.

“The entire Holy Cross community takes great pride in the exceptional work our scholar-athletes put into their academic efforts,” said Holy Cross director of athletics Nathan Pine. “It is remarkable to once again see Holy Cross recognized among the top 20 nationally by the NCAA for their outstanding work in the classroom.”

Holy Cross was one of four Patriot League institutions to rank in the top 20 in the nation in Graduation Success Rate, along with Colgate (98 percent), Loyola (98 percent) and Lafayette (97 percent). Only four other schools from New England earned top 20 rankings, in Harvard (99 percent), Brown (98 percent), Dartmouth (98 percent) and Yale (98 percent).

Sixteen 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 lacrosse, women’s rowing, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, softball, men’s swimming and diving, women’s swimming and diving, men’s tennis, women’s tennis, women’s indoor track and field, women’s outdoor track and field and volleyball.

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The data used to calculate the Graduation Success Rate is from the four-class aggregate of entering classes from 2006 through 2009, for which the NCAA has compiled sport-by-sport figures. The average Graduation Success Rate for all NCAA Division I sports stood at 86 percent.

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.

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