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LMU Registers Its Best Graduation Success Rate

The Lions managed a GSR of 91 percent, continuing an upward trend in scoring over the years.
Oct. 30, 2014 Loyola Marymount University registered a new all-time high institutional Graduation Success Rate (GSR) of 91 percent in figures released earlier this week by the National Collegiate Athletics Association. It marks the second straight time in the ten-year history of the metric that LMU has reached or exceeded 90 percent, and the sixth straight year the campus has posted a mark of 88 percent or higher. LMU's previous-best GSR of 90 percent came in 2013.

The Graduation Success Rate is a four-year measure of freshmen and transfer student-athletes who entered LMU between 2004 and 2007. It does not penalize the institution for those student-athletes who transfer from LMU in good academic standing.

Overall, LMU's GSR rate of 91 percent is seven percent better than the NCAA average of 84 percent. In this most recent data, 14 teams at LMU earned GSRs above 80 percent.

Six LMU teams registered perfect 100 GSR marks, including men's basketball, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's track, and women's water polo. The perfect score was the seventh straight for women's track, the fourth straight for men's track, the third straight for women's water polo, and the second straight for men's basketball.

Of the 24 Division I schools in California, LMU's rate of 91 percent is tied for fourth place overall. The West Coast Conference shows well in the GSR standings, as the Lions are one of seven member schools that are at or above 90 percent.

The NCAA began compiling these figures with the entering freshman class of 1995 and developed the GSR in order to more accurately assess the academic success of student-athletes. The GSR measures graduation rates over six years from initial college enrollment.

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