Naval Academy Fourth In The Country For Graduating Student-Athletes

ANNAPOLIS, Md.-For the seventh year in a row, the United States Naval Academy is one of the top schools in the country for graduating NCAA student-athletes.

Navy graduated 100 percent of its student-athletes in six of the 20 NCAA sports reported on and averaged 96 percent for student-athletes in all sports.  Navy’s overall graduation success rate of 96 percent was tied for fourth among all schools in the Football Bowl Subdivision and was the best among the three Service Academies. The national average for NCAA Division I student-athletes is 80 percent. The graduation success rate measures those student-athletes that were enrolled from 2001-04 and graduated within six years.

“Our student-athletes continually strive to set the standard on the playing fields, in the classroom and in Bancroft Hall,” said Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk.  “The support and encouragement they receive through the Commandant and his staff and the academic dean and all of our outstanding professors and instructors is extraordinary and provides tremendous motivation to be successful morally, mentally and physically. Our midshipmen clearly define the true meaning of student-athlete.”

Highest Graduation Rates (All Sports/FBS Schools Only)
1.     Notre Dame-99%
2.     Duke-97%
Boston College-97%
4.     Navy-96%

Graduation Success Rate Report

Sport                   Navy’s Graduation Percentage   National Graduation Percentage
Baseball                                95                                                     72
Men’s Basketball                  71                                                     66
Men’s CC/Track                   99                                                     76
Football                                91                                                     67
Golf                                      93                                                     81
Gymnastics                        100                                                     88
Men’s Lacrosse                    96                                                     88
Rifle                                   100                                                     79
Men’s Soccer                        89                                                    79
Men’s Swimming                 98                                                    85
Tennis                                 100                                                   86
Water Polo                            95                                                   85
Wrestling                              94                                                   73
Women’s Basketball             93                                                   84
Women’s CC/Track            100                                                   85
Women’s Rowing                 99                                                   92
Women’s Lacrosse             100                                                   94
Women’s Soccer                 100                                                   89
Women’s Swimming            98                                                   91
Volleyball                             96                                                   88