The Clemson Athletic Department tops the nation among public Power Five institutions in Graduation Success Rate (GSR) with a 97 percent mark for the 2013-16 cohort in data released by the NCAA. It’s the 10th consecutive cohort in which Clemson’s department-wide GSR was at 91 percent or higher, and third in a row at 95 percent or higher, one of three public Power Five schools nationally to make that claim. Ten Clemson programs set or tied program records for GSR. Clemson’s Football program set a new program record of 99 percent, which leads all of Division I.
Overall Department Rate: 97
*tie/set program record
A note on GSR:
The student-athlete graduation rate calculated directly based on IPEDS-GRS (which is the methodology the U.S. Department of Education requires) is the proportion of first-year, full-time student-athletes who entered a school on athletics aid and graduated from that institution within six years. The federal rate does not account for students who transfer from their original institution and graduate elsewhere. The NCAA GSR differs from the federal calculation in two important ways. First, the GSR holds colleges accountable for those student-athletes who transfer into their school. Second, the GSR does not penalize colleges whose student-athletes transfer in good academic standing.