Oklahoma State football sets another program record in graduation rate

Oklahoma State football sets another program record in graduation rate

OSU graduated 86 percent of players who enrolled in 2016, ranking No. 7 among Big 12 Conference football teams.

Ben Hutchens

By Ben Hutchens

| Dec 10, 2023, 6:00am CST

Ben Hutchens

By Ben Hutchens

Dec 10, 2023, 6:00am CST

Oklahoma State’s football team set a program record for graduation success this year, its fifth-consecutive year of improvement.

In 2002, the NCAA developed the graduation success rate (GSR), which takes the number of athletes enrolled in a particular year and counts how many of them graduated within six years. This year, the Cowboys football team scored an 86, meaning 86% of enrollees in 2016 graduated (GSR doesn’t account for transfers).

OSU’s football team is tied at No. 93 nationally out of 260 teams, and tied at No. 7 among Big 12 football teams. Here are the Big 12’s football teams sorted by GSR:

  1. Cincinnati: 97
  2. Kansas State: 95
  3. Iowa State: 93
  4. Baylor: 91
  5. West Virginia: 89
  6. UCF: 89
  7. Oklahoma State: 86
  8. Kansas: 86
  9. Oklahoma: 77
  10. Texas: 75
  11. Texas Tech: 73
  12. BYU: 72
  13. TCU: 72
  14. Houston: 67

As an entire athletic department, OSU has a score of 92. That is also a record, besting the 88 set last year. Women’s golf and baseball both scored perfect 100s.

Oklahoma State is tied at No. 7 among Big 12 teams in overall GSR.

  1. BYU: 97
  2. Cincinnati: 97
  3. Iowa State: 95
  4. West Virginia: 94
  5. Baylor: 94
  6. Kansas State: 93
  7. Oklahoma State: 92
  8. UCF: 92
  9. Kansas: 90
  10. Oklahoma: 89
  11. Texas: 89
  12. TCU: 87
  13. Texas Tech: 85 
  14. Houston: 80 
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