Davidson Posts Nation’s Second-Highest Graduation Success Rate: Wildcats Finish Tied With Princeton, Notre Dame

In the most recent Graduation Success Rate (GSR) report released by the NCAA, Davidson College scholar-athletes recorded an impressive rate of 98 percent, which is tied for second nationally from the time span of 2007-2010.

In addition, it marks the fifth consecutive year the Wildcats have posted an overall GSR of 98 percent.

Columbia, Dartmouth, Harvard, Yale, Gonzaga and Loyola (Chicago) finished just ahead of Davidson with a rate of 99 percent.

Princeton, Wofford, Belmont, Loyola (Md.), Colgate and Notre Dame tied for second with Davidson, while Brown, Duke, Northwestern, Evansville, Penn, Fairfield, Holy Cross, Lafayette, Portland, Stanford and Samford posted the nation's third highest mark.

Overall, 14 of Davidson's teams posted a perfect 100 percent. On the men's side, basketball, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field/cross country and wrestling recorded unblemished rates, while basketball, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field/cross country and volleyball attained perfection for the women.

The Graduation Success Rate was developed by the NCAA as part of its academic reform initiative to more accurately assess the academic success of scholar-athletes. This year marks the eighth year that GSR data have been collected. The NCAA began collecting GSR data with the entering freshman class of 1995.

The NCAA's GSR metric allows scholar-athletes six years to earn their degrees. This year's rate is based on the average of scholar-athletes who enrolled in 2007, 2008, 2009 and the most recent data of 2010 and also graduated within six years following their enrollment.

For the complete GSR data, visit the official NCAA website.


  • November 9, 2017