Seventy percent of Division II student-athletes graduate within six years of initial enrollment, an increase of 1 percent from the 2000 cohort. The rate using the federal methodology was 55 percent, unchanged from the previous year.
First introduced in 2005, the Division II Academic Success Rate (ASR) is a rolling average of the graduation outcomes for Division II student-athletes. In October 2010, the most recent figures showed a 73 percent rate of graduation within six years of initial enrollment for the Division II entering class of 2003. This is the highest ASR to date in Division II.
Even when using the less-inclusive federal rate (which does not include transfer student-athletes and mid-year enrollees), Division II student-athletes perform significantly better than the general student body. The federal rate for Division II student-athletes is 56 percent, nine percentage points higher than the overall student body at Division II colleges and universities.
The ASR data in Division II is similar to the Division I Graduation Success Rate (GSR) but also includes student-athletes not receiving athletics aid to account for use of the partial-scholarship model in Division II. The result is that the ASR provides a more accurate depiction of Division II student-athlete academic outcomes.
Seventy-three percent of Division II student-athletes graduate within six years of initial enrollment, an increase of two percent from the 2002 cohort.Last Updated: Jul 15, 2011