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Notre Dame Wins 13th Straight National Title in NCAA's GSR Rankings

Notre Dame has claimed the 2019 national championship for graduating student-athletes in all sports–in the process posting the top NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR) figure (98) for its student-athletes for the 13th straight year.

 The GSR number for all Notre Dame student-athletes rates the Irish first among the football-playing institutions (tied with Northwestern) in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A). The 2019 NCAA figures are based on entering classes from 2009 through 2012.

Meanwhile, Notre Dame’s institutional research determined additional academic highlights based on the NCAA-issued GSR and federal figures released today:

 — Eighteen of 22 Irish athletic programs analyzed posted GSR figures of 100 percent, and 10 produced federal rate 100 scores. 

 — For the 14th time in 15 years, Notre Dame ranks number one on a percentage basis in terms of number of GSR 100 scores, among all FBS schools.

 –Eighteen of Notre Dame’s 22 men’s and women’s programs posted GSR numbers that rank them best in the nation within their sports–and 10 produced federal graduation rates that led all FBS institutions.

 Whether measured by the federal government in its Department of Education report or by the NCAA through its GSR numbers, graduation rates for Notre Dame student-athletes once again rank among the national leaders in a variety of categories.

 For the 13th year in a row Notre Dame leads the nation in GSR categories both for all student-athletes (at 98) and female student-athletes (99). Notre Dame’s GSR figure for male student-athletes has ranked number one eight of the past 11 years (third this year at 96).

 In calculations including all student-athletes in all sports, Notre Dame ranks first (at 98) among the FBS schools in the GSR figures, which were initiated in 2005 by the NCAA. Using the federal formula, Notre Dame graduated a four-year average of 93 percent of its student-athletes, behind only Stanford at 94.

 In addition to its number-one GSR ranking for all student-athletes (98), Notre Dame finished tied for first among female student-athletes at 100, third among male student-athletes at 96 percent.