Penn State football: Nittany Lion graduation rate high

From CDT staff reportsOctober 31, 2013 

— The Penn State football team’s NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR) is among the top 10 percent of the nation’s Football Bowl Subdivision institutions and tied for second nationally among public FBS institutions.

Penn State football student-athletes that enrolled from 2003-06 earned a GSR of 85 percent, second-highest in the Big Ten Conference and tied with Rutgers and TCU for No. 12 overall.

The Nittany Lions’ football graduation rate was tied for No. 2 among all public FBS schools, trailing only Boise State. Penn State’s graduation figure was 15 points higher than the 70 percent FBS average and was second to Northwestern among Big Ten institutions.

Penn State football student-athletes that enrolled from 2003-06 earned a four-year federal graduation rate of 72 percent, also second to Northwestern among Big Ten teams. The Nittany Lions’ graduation figure was 14 points above the 58 percent FBS average.

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