NCAA: 84 percent of UMaine athletes graduate within six years

Posted Oct. 25, 2012, at 6:05 p.m.

ORONO, Maine — Eighty-four percent of University of Maine student-athletes are graduating within six years of enrolling in college, according to the NCAA’s Graduation Success Rate figures released Thursday and announced by the university in a press release.

Maine had four teams honored with perfect 100 scores and four different Maine teams had their GSR rise in the past year, according to the release.

All of Maine’s 17 sports were either at or above the federal graduation rate. The Maine men’s swimming team along with the women’s swimming team, women’s soccer team and softball team all received 100 scores.

Men’s basketball, cross-country/track and field, football and men’s ice hockey all saw their scores improve in the past year.

Overall, the national GSR for the 2005 cohort was at 81 percent, a point off the 82 percent of the 2004 cohort, but still higher than any other previous cohort.

There were 29 different America East teams honored for perfect 100 GSR scores. Boston University led the way with six, while Maine was tied for second with Hartford, Vermont and UMBC, which all had four teams honored.

The GSR is based on student-athletes who entered college during the 2005-06 cohort.

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