GCSU leads among Division II public schools in Academic Success Rate for third consecutive year

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GCSU leads among Division II public schools in Academic Success Rate for third consecutive year

The Georgia College & State University Department of Athletics is ranked first among all NCAA Division II public institutions in Academic Success Rate (ASR) in the nation for the third consecutive year.

“From the start, Georgia College recruits student-athletes who understand the 'student' role is a priority here, and now our third consecutive year of posting the highest academic success rate of any NCAA Division II public universities in America speaks to the great outcomes our student-athletes achieve here,” said GCSU President Cathy Cox. “I’m so proud of the high level of competition our Bobcat teams offer, and even more, I'm proud that these student-athletes will go on to achieve their long-term dreams and goals beyond their playing courts and fields.”

Georgia College posted a 94 percent Academic Success Rate, which is the percentage of student-athletes who graduate within six years of initial college enrollment, the measurement used by the NCAA. The Bobcats also ranked in the top-10 overall and was tops among the Peach Belt Conference and in the Southeast region.

“Our ASR success indicates that we recruit, retain, and nurture well-rounded student-athletes who desire the GCSU experience grounded in the liberal arts,” said Executive Director of Athletics Wendell Staton. “We have an unwavering commitment to academic success throughout our institution. Our mission is to graduate champions for life and the ASR tells us loud and clear that we are national leaders in degree completion. We are developing better students and better people to become better leaders in their chosen profession and the communities in which they serve.”

Cox added that the ranking recognizes the campus-wide support that makes the GCSU ASR possible.

“Our coaches provide student-athletes the time to be good students, and our faculty recognize the time and effort it takes for student-athletes to compete at top levels,” she said. “Our campus is all-in when it comes to supporting these outstanding student-athletes.”

Staton agreed, adding, “I applaud our student-athletes, our coaches who recruit them to our incredible campus and the entire campus community for providing the unique and appealing GCSU student-athlete experience.”

Updated: 2023-12-12
Michael MacEachern
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