Stag Athletes Among Best in Graduation Success Rates

Fairfield University student-athletes achieved one of the highest graduation rates in the nation in the latest Graduation Success Rate (GSR) announcement from the NCAA. The Stags posted a 97 percent GSR for a four-year cohort of Stags that enrolled at Fairfield between 2007 and 2010. Overall, the Federal Graduation Rate (FGR) for student-athletes rose to 83 percent during this four-year period.

Fairfield owned the highest GSR in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference along with Manhattan College as both schools earned a 97 percent rate. The MAAC was tied for fourth highest score of the 31 Division I conferences.

Twelve sports at Fairfield University achieved a 100 percent graduation rate based on the current information: women’s cross country, field hockey, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s lacrosse, women’s rowing, softball, men’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s tennis, and volleyball.

The NCAA began compiling data with the entering freshman class of 1995 and developed the GSR in order to more accurately assess the academic success of student-athletes. The GSR includes transfer students and student-athletes who leave in good academic standing. The GSR measures graduation over six years from initial college enrollment.