The University of Washington’s Graduation Success Rate Rises To Highest Ever

Per The University of Washington Press Release…..

October 17, 2019

SEATTLE – University of Washington student-athletes have turned in the highest Graduation Success Rate (GSR) in department history, according to Wednesday’s NCAA GSR release. The Huskies turned in a score of 91 to jump two percent from last year’s record-breaking figure, which measures the four-year cohort that includes incoming classes from 2009-12.
“It is truly remarkable to see the continued academic improvements and achievements from our student-athletes,” said Jennifer Cohen, UW Director of Athletics. “The record-breaking numbers reflect the deep commitment our student-athletes have to excellence in the classroom and can also be credited to the efforts of our coaches and academic support staff led by Kim Durand.” 
The following six programs posted a perfect GSR score of 100: women’s golf, women’s soccer, women’s tennis, gymnastics, volleyball, and men’s tennis. Women’s golf has recorded a perfect score each of the years since the GSR’s launch in 1998, while football saw its number climb to 90 for the first time in program history. 
A complete and searchable Graduation Rates Report is available online, at
The NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR) is designed to show the proportion of student-athletes on any given team who earn a college degree. The NCAA has imposed a new set of academic standards that seeks to hold teams and institutions accountable for how well a student-athlete progresses toward a degree.

The GSR was developed in response to colleges and universities who asked for an alternative rate that more accurately reflects the movement among college student-athletes. The GSR takes into account incoming transfers who graduate from a different institution than the one they started at and transfers who leave an institution in good standing.