Hockey Maintains 92% Graduation Rate
Ranks among top three men’s sports in NCAA Graduation Success Rate

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22 schools boasted a 100% GSR in the latest data.

NCAA men’s hockey student-athletes continue their remarkable academic success, posting a 92% NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR) in the latest data, released Wednesday by the NCAA. Men’s hockey ranks among the top three men’s sports in both single-year GSR (93.3%) and four-class average (92%).

Single-Year GSR
93.8% – Skiing
93.7% – Tennis
93.3% – Hockey
85.3% – Overall

Four-Class Average GSR
96% – Skiing
93% – Gymnastics
92% – Hockey
88% – Overall

Rankings among men’s sports

“While their on-ice skills and accomplishments get the most attention, men’s hockey student-athletes’ success in the classroom continues to be just as impressive,” College Hockey Inc. Executive Director Mike Snee said. “The NCAA graduation rates prove that it’s possible to pursue your academic and athletic goals simultaneously.”

Twenty-two schools – more than one-third of the 61 in Division I – recorded a perfect 100% GSR in the most recent data: Air Force, American International, Arizona State, Bentley, Bowling Green, Canisius, Colgate, Connecticut, Denver, Harvard, Holy Cross, Lake Superior State, UMass Lowell, Mercyhurst, Merrimack, Miami, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Princeton, Providence, Robert Morris and Yale. Thirteen more schools had rates of 90% or better.

Men’s hockey’s performance in the NCAA GSR follows similar success in the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate (APR). Hockey is also among the top performing men’s sports in that measure, which examines student-athletes’ success in the classroom and progress toward their degree.