RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- The University of Nevada’s Graduation Success Rate for student-athletes is at 77 percent, according to data made available by the NCAA today.
Nevada’s average rate for the past nine years is 72 percent. The Wolf Pack’s first score was 63 percent in 2005 to a high-water mark of 80 percent last year. Overall, Nevada has seen 533 of its student-athletes graduate in the past eight years.
The federal graduation rate for Nevada's student-athletes, which doesn’t count transfer students, is at 64 percent. That number has also increased overall, from 47 percent in 2007, according to the NCAA.
This year’s GSR is based on student-athletes who began enrollment in the fall of 2006 and received athletic aid in their first year of college.