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The Hokies' Graduation Success Rate in all sports ranks 6th in the ACC. Virginia ranks 7th overall and 8th in football.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
The NCAA released its Graduation Success Rate data Thursday, and Virginia Tech ranked fifth in the ACC in football.
For Tech football, 78 percent of scholarship freshmen entering school from 2003 to 2006 graduated within six years.
Tech's GSR for all sports combined was 90, good for sixth place among the 15 current ACC members.
The Tech men's basketball GSR also was 90, tying the Hokies for third in the ACC with North Carolina. Duke and Notre Dame men's basketball led the league at 100.
The GSR of other Tech teams ranged from 78 percent (men's tennis) to 100 percent.
The NCAA's GSR formula does not dock a school's rate when an athlete in good academic standing leaves the university. The GSR also credits a school when an athlete who transfers to its campus graduates.
Virginia's GSR for all sports combined was 88. The UVa football rate was 74 and men's basketball was 64. Other teams ranged from 65 (men's soccer) to 100.
Radford's combined GSR was 88. Men's basketball was at 87. Other Radford teams ranged from 72 (men's cross country/track) to 100.
VMI's combined GSR was 70. VMI football was at 58 percent, with men's basketball at 67. Other VMI teams ranged from 50 (wrestling and co-ed rifle) to 100.
Nationally, the GSR for Division I teams in all sports for those four freshman classes was a record 81 percent. For men's basketball and FBS football, it was 70.
The federal graduation rates also were released Thursday:
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