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Le Moyne Excels in 2008 NCAA Graduation Rate Report

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Le Moyne students performed well above the average of other Division II schools in a recently released report from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) that details graduation rates for both student-athletes and the overall student population.

Each year the NCAA issues a report detailing various measure of academic achievement for all its member institutions. The 2008 report tracked graduation information over a six-year period for those entering college during the 2001-02 academic year. 

Average Graduation Rate
(average rate for students entering college in 1998, 1999, 2000, & 2001 and graduating within six years) 
All students at Div. II schools: 46%
All students at Le Moyne: 70%

All student-athletes at Div. II schools: 55%
All student-athletes at Le Moyne: 83%

"I'd like to commend all those who play a direct role in helping our students perform at these high levels," said Le Moyne President Fred Pestello. "First, the faculty for their excellent work in and outside of the classroom. There are also many administrators and staff involved in academic support and services, and finally, I must recognize our outstanding coaching staff and others in athletics for their guidance and vigilance on placing academics first for Le Moyne's student-athletes."

The most current rankings are in line with recent academic achievement of Le Moyne students. In 2003, Le Moyne was recognized by USA Today and the NCAA for having the highest graduation rate for scholarship athletes among all of the nation's 270 Division II schools, at 92%. Le Moyne trailed only three college and universities nationwide (regardless of division) in those rankings.



posted on: 10/22/2008