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Federal Graduation Rate Data

The Federal Graduation Rate (FGR) measures the percentage of fall, first-time, full-time freshman who graduate within six years of entering their original four-year institution.

2014 NCAA Graduation Rates Report Key Comparisons:


All Students (four-year federal)
Penn State 86 percentDivision 1 average: 64 percent
Student-Athletes (four-year GSR)
Penn State 89 percentDivision 1 average: 82 percent
Big Ten Rankings 1. Northwestern (96 percent) Tied 2. Penn State (89 percent)
Student-Athletes (four-year federal)
Penn State 79 percentDivision 1 average: 65 percent
Big Ten Rankings 1. Northwestern (88 percent)2. Penn State (79 percent)
Student-Athletes (entering class of 2007-08)
Penn State 77 percentDivision 1 average: 65 percent
Big Ten Rankings 1. Northwestern (89 percent)4. Penn State (77 percent)
African-American Student-Athletes (four-year GSR)
Penn State 89 percentDivision 1 average: 68 percent
Big Ten Rankings 1. Northwestern (90 percent)2. Penn State (89 percent)
Female Student-Athletes (four-year GSR)
Penn State 95 percentDivision 1 average: 89 percent
Big Ten Rankings 1. Northwestern (98 percent) Tied 4. Penn State (95 percent)
Female Student-Athletes (four-year federal)
Penn State 86 percentDivision 1 average: 73 percent
Big Ten Rankings 1. Michigan (89 percent) Tied 3. Penn State (86 percent)
Male Student-Athletes (four-year GSR)
Penn State 85 percentDivision 1 average: 77 percent
Big Ten Rankings 1. Northwestern (95 percent)2. Penn State (85 percent)
Male Student-Athletes (four-year federal)
Penn State 74 percentDivision 1 average: 58 percent
Big Ten Rankings 1. Northwestern (88 percent)2. Penn State (74 percent)
Football Student-Athletes (four-year GSR)
Penn State 87 percentDivision 1 and FBS: 71 percent
Big Ten Rankings 1. Northwestern (97 percent)2. Penn State (87 percent)
Football Student-Athletes (four-year federal)
Penn State 75 percentDivision 1 and FBS: 59 percent
Big Ten Rankings 1. Northwestern (93 percent)2. Penn State (75 percent)
Men's Basketball Student-Athletes (four-year GSR)
Penn State 100 percentDivision 1 average: 72 percent
Big Ten Rankings T 1. Penn State, Iowa, Maryland, Rutgers (100 percent)
Women's Basketball Student-Athletes (four-year GSR)
Penn State 100 percentDivision 1 average: 85 percent
Big Ten Rankings T 1. Penn State, Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, Purdue (100 percent)


2012 NCAA Graduation Rates Report Key Comparisons:

All Students (entering class of 2005-06)
Penn State: 87 percent (Division I average: 63 percent)

Student-Athletes (four-year GSR)
Penn State: 88 percent (Division I: 80 percent)
Big Ten rankings: 1. Northwestern (97 percent), 2. Illinois (89 percent), 3. Penn State (88 percent)

Student-Athletes (four-year federal, entering classes of 2002-05)
Penn State: 78 percent (Division I: 64 percent)
Big Ten rankings: 1. Northwestern (88 percent), 2. Penn State (78 percent)

Student-Athletes (entering class of 2005-06)
Penn State: 80 percent (Division I: 65 percent)
Big Ten rankings: 1. Northwestern (88 percent), 4. Penn State (80 percent)

African-American Student-Athletes (four-year GSR)
Penn State: 90 percent (Division I: 65 percent)
Big Ten rankings: 1. Northwestern (92 percent), 2. Penn State (90 percent)

African-American Student-Athletes (four-year federal)
Penn State: 72 percent (Division I: 54 percent)
Big Ten rankings: 1. Northwestern (87 percent), 2. Penn State (72 percent)

Female Student-Athletes (four-year GSR)
Penn State: 93 percent (Division I: 88 percent)
Big Ten rankings: 1. Northwestern (98 percent), 7. Penn State State (93 percent)

Female Student-Athletes (four-year federal)
Penn State: 84 percent (Division I: 72 percent)
Big Ten rankings: 1. Northwestern (89 percent), 2. Penn State (84 percent)

Male Student-Athletes (four-year GSR)
Penn State: 85 percent (Division I: 74 percent)
Big Ten rankings: 1. Northwestern (96 percent), 2. Penn State (85 percent)

Male Student-Athletes (four-year federal)
Penn State: 74 percent (Division I: 57 percent)
Big Ten rankings: 1. Northwestern (87 percent), 2. Penn State (74 percent)

Football Student-Athletes (four-year GSR)
Penn State: 91 percent (FBS: 68 percent)
Big Ten rankings: 1. Northwestern (97 percent), 2. Penn State (91 percent)

Football Student-Athletes (federal, entering class of 2005-06)
Penn State: 93 percent (FBS: 60 percent)
Big Ten rankings: 1. Northwestern (95 percent), 2. Penn State (93 percent)

Football Student-Athletes (four-year federal)
Penn State: 84 percent (FBS: 57 percent)
Big Ten rankings: 1. Northwestern (90 percent), 2. Penn State (84 percent)

Men's Basketball Student-Athletes (four-year GSR)
Penn State: 92 percent (Division I: 68 percent)
Big Ten rankings: 1. Illinois (100 percent), 2. Penn State (92 percent)

Women's Basketball Student-Athletes (four-year GSR)
Penn State: 100 percent (Division I: 84 percent)
Big Ten rankings: 1. Penn State, Iowa, Nebraska, Ohio State (100 percent)

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