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  • Maryland ties school record for Graduation Success Rate

    Maryland ties school record for Graduation Success Rate
    The University of Maryland tied its all-time high institutional Graduation Success Rate of 86 percent in figures released Tuesday by the NCAA. It marks the fifth time in the 10-year history of the metric that Maryland has been above 80 percent and the fifth straight year the campus set or tied a school record. Maryland's previous-best GSR of 86 percent came in 2013. Maryland's four-year Federal Graduation Rate for student-athletes was 70 percent, 4 percentage points higher than the overall NCAA Division I average. The Graduation Success Rate is a four-year measure of freshmen and transfer student-athletes who entered Maryland from the fall of 2004 to the spring of 2008. It does not penalize the institution for those student-athletes who transfer from Maryland in good academic standing, as the FGR does. In addition, the GSR includes student-athletes who transfer into the institution and receive athletics aid, unlike the FGR. The Maryland men's basketball program had a 100 percent GSR for the first time in program history; the NCAA average was 72 percent. The football program posted a mark of 74 percent; the NCAA average was 71 percent. Women's basketball posted a GSR score of 92 percent; the NCAA average was 85 percent. The overall national average was 82 percent. "I am very proud of the progress our student-athletes are making in the classroom," athletic director Kevin Anderson said. "Our goal is to be the best Intercollegiate Athletics program in the country and in doing so, graduating and preparing our student-athletes for life after Maryland are of the utmost importance."
  • Towson University changes policy on tuition for undocumented immigrants

    Towson University changes policy on tuition for undocumented immigrants
    After inquiries from The Baltimore Sun, Towson University has changed its policies for undocumented immigrants seeking to pay in-state tuition under two programs. And that's good news for Cindy Kolade. The 21-year-old, who came to Baltimore from Ivory...

    College presidents' pay should be tied to academic success

    College presidents' pay should be tied to academic success
    On Friday, Maryland became the first state to set minimum academic performance standards for Division I coaches and athletic directors to qualify for salary bonuses. In an era when NCAA football and basketball are big business, Maryland is rewarding at...

    Board of Regents approves policy linking academics to coaches' bonuses

    Board of Regents approves policy linking academics to coaches' bonuses
    The University System of Maryland's Board of Regents unanimously approved a policy Friday — believed to be among the first of its kind — denying bonuses to coaches and athletic directors whose players don't measure up academically. The...

    Tying college coaches' contracts to academic progress gets mixed reviews

    Tying college coaches' contracts to academic progress gets mixed reviews
    A proposed policy that would require teams to reach academic benchmarks before their coaches and athletic directors can cash in on performance-based bonuses has drawn mixed reviews. The University System of Maryland's Board of Regents is expected to...