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Four Mizzou Programs Post Perfect Graduation Success Rate


COLUMBIA, Mo. – The University of Missouri posted an 87 in the NCAA’s Graduation Success Rate (GSR) metric, designed to assess student-athlete academic achievement. The Tigers improved from their score for a second-straight year, marking the 14th-straight year the athletic department collectively scored over an 80 and the 10th-straight year with an 85 or higher.

Four programs – women’s basketball, women’s golf, gymnastics and women’s tennis – all recorded perfect scores in the latest report.

The Missouri women’s golf program continued its run of perfection with a 100 GSR for the 19th-straight year, the entire lifespan of the report. The team also posted a perfect 100 in the federal rate for the fourth-straight year.

Women’s tennis recorded a perfect score for the seventh-straight-year, while gymnastics tallied a 100 in a second-straight report. The women’s basketball team also registered a 100 GSR for the first time in five years.

Overall, 14-of-17 Mizzou programs either matched or improved their score from one year ago.

In the Federal Graduation Rate (FGR), Mizzou posted a 65 – an improvement of two from last year’s 65 and marking the 15th-straight year of scoring 62 or higher and the highest since posting a 66 four years ago.

A searchable database of GSR records is available on

The Division I Board of Directors created the GSR in 2002 in response to Division I college and university presidents who wanted data that more accurately reflected the mobility of college students beyond what the federal graduation rate measures. The federal rate counts as an academic failure any student who leaves a school, even if the student enrolls at another school. Also, the federal rate does not recognize students who enter school as transfer students.

The GSR formula removes from the rate student-athletes who leave school while academically eligible and includes student-athletes who transfer to a school after initially enrolling elsewhere. This calculation provides a more accurate appraisal of student-athlete success.

This article is provided by University of Missouri Athletics