Vanderbilt's GSR Among Nation's Best

Ten programs notch perfect scores

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt Athletics finished with an overall graduation success rate of 97 during the 2021–22 academic year—the highest of any Southeastern Conference program for the seventh straight year—the NCAA announced. The NCAA graduation success rate tracks degree completion for student-athletes, even those who transfer.

Ten Vanderbilt programs earned a perfect score, as those programs led both the nation and the SEC.

The Commodores finished three points ahead of second-place Florida in the SEC, tied for fourth nationally and tied for second among Power 5 programs behind only Duke and Northwestern.

Vanderbilt’s football program tied for the lead in the SEC with Florida with a GSR of 96 and ranked tied for second nationally among programs affiliated with a Power 5 conference.

The 10 Commodore programs with perfect scores included men’s cross country, men’s tennis, men’s basketball, men’s golf, women’s basketball, bowling, women’s golf, lacrosse, soccer and women’s tennis.

For NCAA purposes, Vanderbilt women’s cross country and track and field are combined in GSR measuring, and that program finished with a score of 95. The swimming program recorded a 94.

Vanderbilt posted a 3.299 grade-point average this past spring semester. With its 3.248 cumulative grade-point average for the 2021–22 athletic season, Vanderbilt exceeded a 3.0 grade-point average for the 16th straight year.

Vanderbilt’s NCAA graduation success rate of 97 last year was also the highest among Southeastern Conference institutions.