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Penn State Student Athletes Continue High Graduation Rate

Penn State has a Graduation Success Rate of 88 %
STATE COLLEGE, CENTRE COUNTY - Penn State student-athletes continue to graduate well above their peers nationwide, earning record-setting academic performances, according to statistical information released by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
 
            The NCAA's annual study of institutions across the nation revealed Penn State student-athletes at the University Park campus earned a Graduation Success Rate (GSR) of 88 percent compared to the 81 percent average for all Division I institutions for students entering from 2003-04 through the 2006-07 academic year.
 
        The Nittany Lion basketball and Lady Lion basketball teams earned perfect Graduation Success Rates of 100 percent. The Penn State football team posted a GSR of 85 percent. All three programs delivered graduation figures at least 15 points higher than the national average for their sport.
 
            Penn State consistently ranked in the top 3 among Big Ten  Conference institutions across a variety of key NCAA graduation data comparisons (see below):
 
            The superlative graduation data comes amidst a fall sports season that has three Penn State teams leading in their respective Big Ten standings (field hockey, men’s soccer and women’s volleyball) as the fall sports’ regular season winds down. During the 2012-13 academic year, Penn State won a school record 11 conference championships, including a record eight Big Ten titles.

--Penn State Athletic Communications
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