NCAA Details Student-Athletes’ Graduation Success

Eight UC Davis Intercollegiate Athletics teams saw all their players since 2010 advance to graduation within six years of entering college, giving each team a perfect score in the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s annual report on Graduation Success Rate, or GSR.

In the Big West Conference — in which most UC Davis teams compete — the Aggies earned an overall GSR of 92 percent, leading the conference for 12th time in the last 13 years.

Each year’s GSR report looks at four cohorts that have reached the six-year mark in college — so, the 2020 report is based on data for student-athletes who began college in 2010 to 2013.

UC Davis programs scoring 100 percent: field hockey, men’s golf, men’s tennis, men’s water polo, women’s golf, women’s swimming and diving, women’s tennis and women’s water polo. Those eight teams, plus women’s lacrosse at 96 percent, led their sports in GSR.

In a separate measurement, UC Davis topped all Big Sky Conference football teams with an 83 percent Federal Graduation Rate, or FGR, which, unlike the Graduation Success Rate, takes into account even those players who transfer to other schools.

Other UC Davis programs with the top FGR within their conferences:: baseball, men’s soccer, men’s tennis, men’s water polo, women’s gymnastics, women’s lacrosse, women’s swimming and diving, women’s volleyball and women’s water polo.
As has been the case since it joined the Big West in the summer of 2007, no league school recorded a higher FGR than UC Davis: 84 percent.

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