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Boston College's Graduation Success Rate Fifth in the Nation

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Behind only Notre Dame (99), Stanford (98), Duke (97) and Northwestern (96).

Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE

On Tuesday, the NCAA released its latest Graduation Success Rates (GSRs), which looks at how student-athletes have fared trying to graduate in a six-year time period. Boston College continues to receive high marks, ranking fifth in the nation among FBS schools with an overall score of 95. Only Notre Dame (99), Stanford (98), Duke (97) and Northwestern (96) finished with a higher GSR

Here are the scores by program (with last year's score in parentheses):

Overall: 95 (96)

Men's Golf: 100 (100)
Men's Skiing: 100 (100)
Women's Basketball: 100 (100)
Women's Rowing: 100 (100)
Field Hockey: 100 (100)
Women's Ice Hockey: 100 (100)
Softball: 100 (100)
Women's Skiing: 100 (100)
Women's Swimming & Diving: 100 (100)
Women's Tennis: 100 (100)
Women's Volleyball: 100 (100)
Women's Soccer: 100 (100)
Men's Swimming & Diving: 98 (100)
Men's Track: 98 (98)
Baseball: 95 (94)
Women's Lacrosse: 95 (96)
Women's Track: 95 (95)
Football: 92 (94)
Men's Soccer: 88 (91)
Men's Tennis: 86 (80)
Men's Ice Hockey: 85 (77)
Women's Golf: 78 (75)
Men's Basketball: 70 (78)

Overall, four programs -- baseball (+1), women's golf (+3), men's tennis (+6) and men's ice hockey (+8) -- improved on their scores year over year, while five programs fell slightly -- men's basketball (-8), men's soccer (-3), men's swimming & diving (-2), football (-1) and women's lacrosse (-1).

Twelve Boston College programs received a perfect GSR score of 100 -- men's golf, men's skiing, women's basketball, women's rowing, field hockey, women's ice hockey, softball, women's skiing, women's swimming & diving, women's tennis, women's volleyball and women's soccer. All twelve received perfect scores a year ago as well.

The scores for men's soccer (88), men's ice hockey (85), women's golf (78) and men's basketball (70) were low, relative to Boston College's other varsity programs. But those scores were still well above the federal graduation rates for those sports -- 56, 61, 70 and 40(!), respectively.

For more on the NCAA's graduation success rate, visit ncaa.org.