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.