Navy graduations rates amongst highest in country

October 25, 2012 | WNST Staff

Naval Academy Tied For Eighth In The Country For Graduating Student-Athletes; First Among The Three Service Academies 

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

Navy’s graduation success rate of 93 percent is well above the national average of 80 percent (which includes all Division I schools), is tied for eighth among all schools in the Football Bowl Subdivision and is the best among the three Service Academies. The graduation success rate measures those student-athletes that were enrolled from 2002-05 and graduated within six years.

Navy graduated 100 percent of its student-athletes in four of the 21 NCAA sports reported on (gymnastics, men’s tennis, women’s cross country/track and women’s lacrosse) and was above the national average in all 21 sports.

The men’s cross country/track team had a graduation rate 20 percent higher than the national average in their sport, while the football team graduated at a 19 percent rate higher than the national average compared to other FBS schools.  Other top teams compared to their counterparts were baseball (16 percent), rifle (15 percent), women’s cross country/track (14 percent), men’s tennis (13 percent), men’s gymnastics (12 percent), men’s swimming (12 percent) and golf (11 percent).

“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.”


Top 10 Graduation Rates (All Sports/FBS Schools Only)

1.     Notre Dame-99%

2.     Duke-98%

3.      Boston College-97%


5.  Stanford-96%

6.   Rice-95%

Wake Forest-95%

8.      Navy-93%

Miami (Fla.)-93%

10. Vanderbilt-91%

Miami (Ohio)-91%



Graduation Success Rate Report


Sport      Navy’s Graduation Percentage   National Graduation Percentage (FBS Schools)

Baseball                     90                                  74

Men’s Basketball       66                                  65

Men’s CC/Track         97                                 77

Football                      87                                 68

Golf                             94                                83

Gymnastics                100                               88

Men’s Lacrosse            96                               90

Rifle                             93                               78

Men’s Soccer                85                               77

Men’s Swimming         98                               86

Men’s Tennis              100                               87

Water Polo                    86                               83

Wrestling                      98                               96

Women’s Basketball     92                               86

Women’s CC/Track    100                               86

Women’s Rowing     98               92

Women’s Lacrosse   100               97

Women’s Soccer        97               90

Women’s Swimming     97               92

Volleyball        95               90