UCF’s football team ranked No. 1 among all of the state’s public universities – and the men’s golf and women’s tennis teams posted perfect scores — in new graduation data released Tuesday.
The football team’s Graduation Success Rate released by the NCAA was 79 percent, 12 points above the national average. Within Conference USA, only Rice posted a higher GSR for football.
Overall, UCF posted a program-best 83 percent Graduation Success Rate, tied with the University of Florida for the top rating among the state’s public universities.
“We once again did very well across the board and continued to increase the academic achievement of our athletics program,” said Keith Tribble, director of Athletics. “I am very proud of our student-athletes, our coaches and dedicated academic support staff for their efforts year-round. No question the continued commitment from our university in graduating our student-athletes is evident in our annual increases.”
Women’s tennis posted a GSR of 100 for the sixth consecutive year. Men’s golf recorded a perfect score for the third time. Four other UCF teams – women’s basketball, rowing, volleyball and softball — recorded scores of 90 and above.
The NCAA releases updated graduation data every year. The data released Tuesday are for students who first enrolled in 2004.
“These results are testament to the hard work by our student-athletes, coaches and academic advisors in promoting academic success and achievement,” said Kimya Massey, director of Academic Services for Student-Athletes (ASSA). “This shows that the University of Central Florida is not just maintaining athletics success on the field, but in the classroom as well.”
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