NORFOLK, Va. (May 30, 2019) – The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) recognized Howard University with the league’s highest graduation success rate (GSR) for the first time Wednesday evening (May 29) at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa in Hilton Head, S.C. HU’s 81-percent GSR is the highest among MEAC institutions spanning the 2008-11 cohorts.
“We are proud our athletic department reflects the academic excellence of the university,” said Howard Director of Athletics Kery Davis. “This recognition is the result of the hard work by our student support services group, led by Paul Bowden, and the commitment from our coaches and student-athletes.”
In addition, Howard was presented a check for $25,000 from the MEAC for the achievement.
The GSR measures graduation rates at Division I institutions as well as those transferring into those schools, according to the NCAA. The rate was created to reflect mobility of college students in graduation data.
“The graduation success shows the quality of student-athletes we are recruiting,” Davis continued. “Our department, along with the university, is doing its part in preparing student-athletes for life after college.”