December 2019 student-athlete graduates.
December 2019 student-athlete graduates.

University of Louisville student-athletes continue to achieve academically at a high level, a measure of success which is reflected in recent national graduation rates released by the NCAA.

UofL student-athletes achieved a record 91% graduation rate to match the Cardinals’ best mark in the Graduation Success Rate (GSR) Report, which was developed 16 years ago to account for transfers into the university who graduate and those who leave in good academic standing. The Cardinals’ GSR, most recently reported for freshmen who entered in the 2013-14 academic year, has risen 25% since the reporting began 16 years ago.  

Seventeen of the Cardinals’ 23 sports attained a GSR above 80% in the most recent report, including baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, women’s cross country, field hockey, football, men’s and women’s golf, women’s lacrosse, women’s rowing, women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s swimming, men’s and women’s tennis, women’s indoor and outdoor track and field and volleyball. 

All UofL student athletes combined to produce an average grade point average of 3.0 or better for each of the last 19 straight semesters. Cardinal student-athletes achieved a collective 3.332 GPA combined for 2019-20 academic year.  

UofL’s men’s and women’s basketball, women’s cross country, women’s golf and volleyball teams were honored in May for ranking among among the top 10% in their respective sports in the latest multiyear APR, which measures academic eligibility, retention and graduation for student-athletes. Fourteen UofL athletic teams posted perfect scores in the most recent single-year APR figures released in May.