June 21, 1999 - by
NCAA Releases Latest Grad Rate Study And Acc Tops The List

MAR.3, 1998

OVERLAND, KS-The NCAA’s Graduation-Rates Report for the 1990-91
class of Division 1-A football programs has been released and the Atlantic
Coast Conference posted the highest average graduation rate among
student-athletes at 69.7 percent.

Duke led the ACC with a 93.0 percent graduation rate by its
student-athletes, and eight of the nine ACC schools had an average
graduation rate of 63 percent or better.

Averaging the graudation-rates of the student-athletes at the schools
within the Division 1-A football conferences provided the following

    Rank    Conference    Avg. Graduation Rate

    1.       ACC          69.7%
    2.       Big 10       68.5%

    3.       Pac 10       61.8%

    4.       USA          61.2%

    5.       Big East     60.4% 

    6.       Big 12       53.8%

    7.       SEC          53.6%

Within the state of Florida, Florida State University’s graduation rate
of 68 percent was 10 percent higher than any other Division 1-A football
playing program in the state. Miami had a 58% graduation rate among its
1990-91 student-athletes, while Florida graduated just 57 percent.

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