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NCAA GRADUATION RATES FALL FOR DIVISION I ATHLETES
Published November 9, 1998
The NCAA annual graduation rates report released today shows that there was a "slight drop" in the national graduation rate for Div. I student-athletes, according to Wendell Barnhouse of the FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM. The report, which is based on data supplied by 308 Div. I schools, showed the graduation rate for the class of student-athletes that entered school in '91-'92 was 57%. The figure is down from the 58% graduation rate for the '90- '91 class, on which the previous graduation rates report was based. The rates are based on student-athletes who enroll as freshmen and who graduate from the same school within six years. Transfers who graduate from a different school aren't considered in their original school's graduation rates. The graduation rate for student-athletes was higher than the rate for all students, which was 56%. Out of the 290 schools that submitted reports, 189 had "equal or higher rates" for their student-athletes than for their entire student population. Eight schools had student-athlete graduation rates of 90% or above: UNC-Asheville (100%), Xavier (100%), Duke (97%), Manhattan (96%), Lehigh (94%), Georgetown (92%), San Francisco (92%) and William & Mary (90%). Five schools had student-athlete graduation rates under 25%: Jackson St. (24%), Texas Southern (23%), Cal St.- Fullerton (18%), Mississippi Valley St. (16%), MD-Eastern Shore (5%) (FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM, 11/9). MEN'S HOOP AND FOOTBALL RATES DOWN: In DC, Mark Asher notes that the graduation rate of men's basketball players fell to 41% from 45% for the previous year's class, while the graduation rate of football players dropped to 50% from 52% in the same time period. The decline among football players was the second in a row and the 41% graduation rate for men's basketball players is the lowest since the one for the '84 freshman class (WASHINGTON POST, 11/9).