Student-athletes at the University of Nevada are graduating at a rate of 77 percent, according to the NCAA's Graduation Success Rate report announced on Nov. 14.
The Wolf Pack continues to show strong numbers on the academic side as this year's Graduation Success Rate (GSR) is within four points of the school's record high and comes on the heels of recording-breaking numbers in the NCAA's Academic Progress Rate report.
Nevada made history in the APR report this past spring becoming the first school outside the power-five conferences to ever post perfect scores in men's basketball and football. The two sports were part of a record eight Wolf Pack sports programs that had perfect scores of 1,000 in the single-year data.
"We receive tremendous support from our campus administration and the academic units of our great University, and our coaches and staff make academic achievement a priority within our athletics department," athletics director Doug Knuth said. "I'm proud of the dedication in the classroom that is consistently exhibited by our student-athletes."
This is the 14th year that the NCAA has calculated data for the GSR and the Wolf Pack's rate has risen nine times in that span. The Wolf Pack's first score was 62 percent in 2005 and the GSR has risen steadily since, hitting a high-water mark of 81 percent in last year's report. Overall, Nevada has seen more than 800 of its student-athletes graduate in the past 13 years.
This year's GSR is based on student-athletes who began enrollment in the fall of 2011 or the spring of 2012 and received athletic aid in their first year of college. The Graduation Success Rate was developed by the NCAA as part of its academic reform initiative to more accurately assess the academic success of student-athletes.