Holy Cross Among National Leaders In Graduation Success Rate

WORCESTER, Mass. - Twenty of Holy Cross' athletic teams have achieved a perfect 100 percent graduation rate, according to the Graduation Success Rate Report, which has been released by the NCAA. The data used to calculate the Graduation Success Rate is from the four-class aggregate of entering classes from 2002 through 2005, for which the NCAA has compiled sport-by-sport figures.

In addition, Holy Cross' overall Graduation Success Rate for all student-athletes was 98 percent. This mark tied for the fifth best in the nation among all Division I institutions with Colgate, Columbia, Duke, Harvard and Yale, behind only Dartmouth (100 percent), Bucknell (99 percent), Brown (99 percent) and Notre Dame (99 percent).

The Crusader programs to post perfect graduation rates were baseball, men's basketball, women's basketball, women's cross country, field hockey, women's golf, men's ice hockey, women's ice hockey, women's lacrosse, women's rowing, men's soccer, women's soccer, softball, men's swimming and diving, women's swimming and diving, men's tennis, women's tennis, women's indoor track and field, women's outdoor track and field, and volleyball.

Overall, the lowest Graduation Success Rate for any Holy Cross team was 91 percent, well above the NCAA Division I average of 80 percent for all sports.

To view the complete NCAA report on Holy Cross' Graduation Success Rates, click here.