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A look at NCAA Graduation Success Rates for Oklahoma's student-athletes

Every year, the NCAA publishes Graduation Success Rates of Division I schools, which track the percentage of student-athletes who graduate within six years.

The most recent figures available are for student-athletes who entered college as freshmen in 2009. The calculation the NCAA uses accounts for students who transfer and student-athletes who enter mid-year. 

Here's how Oklahoma's Division 1 institutions performed:

University of Tulsa: 87

University of Oklahoma: 85

Oral Roberts University: 83

Oklahoma State University: 68

Here’s how OU and OSU stacked up against other schools in the Big 12:

OU's GSR has been on the rise during the five most recent years for which figures are available: 

2009: 85

2008: 84

2007: 80

2006: 76

2005: 72

OSU's rate has mostly declined during those five years:

2009: 68

2008: 71

2007: 70

2006: 74

2005: 77

You can search Graduation Success Rates by school and sport here.

For Division II schools, the NCAA publishes an Academic Success Rate. The Division II calculation includes student-athletes who did not receive athletics-related financial aid.

You can search Academic Success Rates by sport, school, conference and year here.

Among Oklahoma schools, Oklahoma Christian University had the highest Academic Success Rate for the 2009 cohort, 82 percent, while Southwestern Oklahoma State University had the lowest rate, 50 percent.

The graph below shows the Academic Success Rates for Oklahoma’s Division II schools. Scroll over each bar to see how each school performed.

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Darla Slipke

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