Utes and the PAC-12 Graduation Success Rate

We are doing quite well. (Note where Nike/Oregon ranks.). From Wilner’s PAC-12 Hotline:

Making the Grades

Each year, during the busiest stretch of the college sports season – when football and basketball overlap and recruiting heats up and the coaching carousel spins uncontrollably – the NCAA offers a reminder that it’s in the higher-ed business.

It releases the Graduation Success Rate scores for every Division I school in all sports.

If you’re unfamiliar with the GSRs, know this:

– In contrast to the Academic Progress Rate, which tracks retention and eligibility in real-time and can result in penalties, the GSRs are a toothless mechanism. There are no repercussions for poor performance — aside from the wrath of the faculty and sarcasm from rival fans.

– But unlike the Federal Graduation Rates, the NCAA’s GSRs provide a more complete picture by taking transfers into account: The originating school isn’t dinged for losing a player; with the Federal rates, it is.

– The GSRs allow athletes a six-year window to graduate.

– Players who turn pro without degrees – and don’t return to graduate within six years – are counted against the school for which they last played.

– The scores listed here are the most-recent four-year averages, covering athletes who entered school from 2011-14.


Stanford: 93
Utah: 90
Arizona State: 86
Washington: 85
Washington State: 85
Cal: 84
Oregon State: 82
USC: 81
Colorado: 77
Arizona: 73
Oregon: 73
UCLA: 71


Arizona State: 100
Cal: 100
Stanford: 100
USC: 100
Utah: 100
Washington State: 100
Colorado: 92
Washington: 75
Oregon State: 67
Arizona: 60
UCLA: 55
Oregon: 20

The Academic Progress Rates are typically released by the NCAA in the spring. When we get 'em, you’ll see 'em. – Jon Wilner

Utah appears to be more of an academic oriented school than the so-called academic schools.


I believe that is down from years past. I think Utah has been 93-94 in football.