UMass Intercollegiate Athletics Guide To NCAA Rules

The University of Massachusetts athletic compliance office is committed to assisting the Department of Athletics in taking institutional responsibility to abide by NCAA rules and regulations. Through the cooperation of administrators, coaches, faculty, student-athletes and representatives of the university's athletic interests, the University is dedicated to maintaining control of its athletic programs in a manner that is consistent with the standards set by the NCAA.

Early and frequent education is a key component of assuming the principle of institutional control. This site is maintained to provide important information that all alumni, athletic representatives and fans, as well as current and prospective student-athletes should know.

The information contained on this site is provided to give you a general overview of key NCAA rules and regulations. If you have the need to inquire further, please do not hesitate to direct your questions to the University of Massachusetts compliance office.

 
 
 
GRADUATION RATES
The data and link below provide information regarding graduation success rates as well as Federal Graduation Rates for UMass student-athletes. The most recent reporting year is for the 2004-05 Freshman Cohort.  Graduation Success Rate, or GSR, takes into account transfer student-athletes and has been determined to be a more accurate indicator of the graduation rates of student-athletes.  Graduation data for all students at the University of Massachusetts may be accessed by following the link provided in the sidebar on the left hand side of the page.
 
  
IPEDS and GSR DATA

 

Years of GSR data

97 - 2000

98 - 2001

99 - 2002

2000-2003

2004-2007

 

UMass GSR average for all teams

80%

80%

78%

77%

80%

 

GSR national-average – D-I institutions

77%

77%

78%

79%

79%

 

IPEDS

1999-00

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2004-05

UMass Federal Rate average for all teams

68%

65%

64%

49%

72%

Federal Rate national-average for student-athletes – D-I Institutions

63%

63%

64%

64%

64%

UMass Student Body Federal Rate

64%

65%

67%

66%

69%

 

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