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Tiger student athletes earn high marks for graduation rates

Towson University student-athletes surpassed the average national graduation rate among Division I programs according to a report released by the NCAA. Tiger student-athletes earned an 85 percent Graduation Success Rate (GSR), with four women’s teams recording perfect scores.


The Tiger gymnastics team, women’s soccer team, women’s golf team and women’s tennis team all scored a perfect GSR. Photo by Brendan Cavanaugh.

The GSR measures the average graduation rates of student-athletes that began full-time enrollment between fall 2003 and spring 2007. The national average for NCAA Division I programs is 81 percent. Among current members of the Colonial Athletic Association, Towson tied for third with its 85 percent GSR.

According to the NCAA report, 14 of the Tigers’ 19 intercollegiate sports had a GSR of at least 80 percent. All 13 of Towson’s women’s sports had a GSR of at least 80 percent while the Tiger football, men’s lacrosse, and men’s swimming and diving teams also topped the 80 percent mark.

Student-athletes at Towson continue to graduate at a rate much higher than the general student population. According to the report, 66 percent of all students that entered Towson University in 2006 graduated while 76 percent of all student-athletes graduated.

Read more at www.towsontigers.com.


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