UofL student-athletes have achieved a record 91% graduation rate, according to data released by the NCAA. This matches the Cardinals’ best mark in the Graduation Success Rate Report, which was developed 17 years ago to account for transfers, including mid-year enrollees, 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 2014-15 academic year, has risen 25% since the reporting began 17 years ago.
Nineteen 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 21 straight semesters. Cardinal student-athletes achieved an impressive 3.256 collective GPA for 2020-21 academic year. A total of 360 student-athletes were 2020 Red and Black Scholars, representing a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or better.
Five Louisville athletic teams – men’s and women’s basketball, women’s cross country, women’s golf and volleyball – received public recognition through the NCAA Academic Performance Program for ranking in the top 10% in the 2015-19 (most recent) multiyear Academic Progress Rate scores, which measures academic eligibility, retention and graduation for student-athletes. Fourteen UofL programs produced perfect APR scores for the most recent single-year figures.