USC S-A Graduation Success Rate at all-time high

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  1. USC S-A Graduation Success Rate at all-time high
    ErikMcKinney

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    (USC press release)


    LOS ANGELES--The 2019 Graduation Success Rate of USC student-athletes hit an all-time high for the sixth consecutive year, this year reaching 90%, according to data released today (Oct. 16) by the NCAA.

    The 2019 GSR measures how many student-athletes in the classes of 2009 through 2012 graduated within six years of their enrollment.

    That 90% figure is four percentage points higher than USC’s 2018 mark. It also is 23 percentage points higher than it was when the NCAA first released GSR numbers in 2005.

    Eleven of the 19 USC sports whose data was tracked by the NCAA had a GSR this year above 90%, including seven with a perfect 100%: men's and women's tennis (both 100%), defending NCAA champion men’s water polo (100%), women’s lacrosse (100%), women's rowing (100%), women's soccer (100%), women's swimming (100%), women’s water polo (95%), women’s track and field (94%) and men’s and women’s volleyball (92%). Five other teams scored in the 80% range: men’s track and field (88%), women’s basketball (87%), men’s golf (86%), men’s swimming (84%) and football (82%).

    Nine USC teams either set or equaled all-time high GSR rates for their programs this year: the seven teams that scored 100%, plus men’s volleyball and football. Football's rate, which is seven percentage points higher than 2018 and 27 percentage points better than its initial figure in 2005, was at a program high for the fourth consecutive year.

    Seventeen USC teams saw their scores either improve from last year or stay the same: men’s basketball (+10 percentage points), women’s golf (+10), men’s water polo (+8), football (+7), men’s golf (+6), women’s track and field (+6), women’s volleyball (+6), women’s swimming (+4), men’s swimming (+3), men’s volleyball (+2), women’s water polo (+2), women’s basketball (+1), men’s tennis (even), men’s track and field (even), women’s rowing (even), women’s soccer (even) and women’s tennis (even).

    “The continued increase of our graduation rates highlights our student-athletes’ outstanding effort and performance in the classroom,” said Dr. Denise Kwok, USC’s director of Student-Athlete Academic Services. "These GSR figures are testament to the emphasis that USC places on academic success in the athletic department and the culture that has grown from that. We are thankful for the collaborative work among faculty, staff, coaches and the SAAS staff in the Stevens Academic Center that supports our student-athletes in their pursuit of academic and athletic excellence."
     
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    Congratulations to all the hard working student athletes.
     
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    Great news & congratulations Dr Kwok for promotion
     
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    Hate to say but it's also a reflection of recruiting fewer players likely to go on to the NFL. One of the things that hurts GSR is leaving early. And of course, because there are fewer pro opportunities for women after college, the Women of Troy tend to stay the full time and they make better students for the most part. That darn Title IX....lol.
     
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    Perhaps, but USC can stand for some good news for a change. So we'll take it.
     
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    And who gets the credit for this change?
     
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    Bingo. Were Northwestern now
     
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    Nikias. He's still running USC.
     
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    Jon Wilner of the SacBee has a different take on the Grad Rates.

    Here’s the breakdown for Pac-12 football and men’s basketball teams:

    Football

    Utah: 93 percent
    Stanford: 91
    Washington: 90
    UCLA: 86
    Colorado: 83
    USC: 83
    Washington State: 80
    Oregon: 77
    Arizona: 76
    Arizona State: 75
    Cal: 75
    Oregon State: 70

    Men’s basketball

    Arizona State 100 percent
    Stanford: 100
    Utah: 100
    Washington State: 86
    Colorado: 85
    Arizona: 83
    Washington: 80
    Cal: 64
    Oregon State: 62
    USC: 60
    UCLA: 57
    Oregon: 33

    The scores are impacted by a series of factors, including and especially early-entries to the NFL and NBA drafts.

    That said, the results are like on-field competition. The scoreboard is really all that matters. — Jon Wilner
     
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    That ucla number for football is going to drop significantly the next few years. In the last 2 years under Chip Kelly, 63 players have left....according to Wilner.
     

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