Broncos Among Top 10 FBS Schools for Graduation Rate

Oct. 24, 2013

BOISE, Idaho - The Boise State University football team once again showed it is just as successful in the classroom as it is on the field, posting the eighth-highest NCAA Graduation Success Rate among Football Bowl Subdivision schools.

Information released today by the NCAA includes the 2003-06 cohorts. The GSR Report begins with the federal cohort, and adds transfer students and mid-year enrollees to the sample. Student-athletes who leave an institution while in good academic standing before exhausting athletics eligibility are removed from the cohort of their initial institution.

Ninety-one percent of the football student-athletes who entered Boise State in 2006 earned a bachelor's degree. Along with being the eighth-highest mark among FBS teams, it was also the second-highest among Mountain West Conference schools. Only the Air Force Academy, with a 93 percent rate, was higher in the Mountain West.

Northwestern University had the highest mark among FBS schools at 97 percent.

Among the other Boise State intercollegiate teams mentioned in the report, the women's golf team posted a perfect 100 percent rate, while 92 percent of the volleyball team received their degrees.

Women's gymnastics and women's tennis each posted 89 percent scores, and the Bronco men's tennis team recorded a mark of 88 percent - the second highest in the Mountain West.

The overall rate for all Boise State student-athletes in this report was 79 percent.

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