Purdue posted a Graduation Success Rate of 80 percent across its 16 sports, just one percentage point shy of the national average reported by the NCAA in its findings Thursday.
The GSR, which measures graduation over six years from first-time college enrollment, is representative of athletes who began their college careers from 2003-06. The GSR is separate from Academic Progress Rate, or APR, which is a real-time calculation of academic success among enrolled athletes.
Purdue, according to a department release, should eliminate the gap between its GSR and the national average of 81 percent in the next year. Men's and women's tennis and volleyball graduated all their participants.