• April 16, 2014

Sport-by-Sport Graduation-Success Rates

The overall graduation-success rate for all NCAA athletes who entered college from 1999 to 2002 is 79 percent. The overall federal rate for athletes is 64 percent. Here are the graduation-success rates and federal graduation rates for athletes who entered college from 1999 to 2002, in all NCAA sports:

 

Graduation- Success Rate

Federal Graduation Rate

Men's sports
Lacrosse 88 72
Skiing 87 78
Water Polo 86 72
Gymnastics 85 70
Fencing 84 73
Tennis 84 65
Swimming 83 70
Ice hockey 82 63
Rifle 82 58
Golf 80 62
Volleyball 79 67
Soccer 78 58
Cross-country/Track 75 60
Wrestling 72 54
Baseball 69 47
Football (Division I-A) 67 55
Basketball 64 48
Football (Division I-AA) 64 54
Women's sports
Skiing 98 75
Gymnastics 94 83
Lacrosse 94 84
Field hockey 93 82
Crew/Rowing 91 77
Fencing 91 84
Ice hockey 91 74
Swimming 91 75
Soccer 89 72
Tennis 89 70
Golf 88 72
Volleyball 88 70
Water polo 88 76
Softball 86 69
Cross-country/Track 85 70
Basketball 83 64
Rifle 82 70
Bowling 74 58
Source: National Collegiate Athletic Association

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