NCAA graduation rates down over all despite highest ever rates for football and men's basketball
- The NCAA announced Thursday that graduation rates for Division I football and men's basketball teams--traditionally the sports with the lowest rates--have risen above 70% for the first time ever, though overall graduation rates for all sports fell one percentage point to 81%.
- These rates are measured by the NCAA's Graduation Success Rate, which measures how many athletes get their degree within six years and, unlike the federal graduation rate, counts students who transfer to other schools in good standing as graduates instead of dropouts.
- This year's data also showed a drop in every demographic subgroup, including a four-point drop from 80% to 76% for black female athletes.
From the article:
Graduation rates for Division I football and men's basketball teams have exceeded 70 percent for the first time ever, the National Collegiate Athletic Association announced Thursday, but the overall graduation rate for all sports fell one percentage point, to 81 percent. ...
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