Monday, March 21, 2011

NCAA Graduation Rates

About the same time that March Madness hits every year the NCAA comes under increased scrutiny for its graduation rates. A couple of reports came out last week suggesting that while overall athlete graduation rates are improving, the gender gap--the difference between the graduation rates of Black and White athletes--keeps getting bigger.

During our spring break I had the chance to go to the NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis and talk about it with NCAA researcher Todd Petr. It's part of a larger project I'm working on, but here is what Petr had to say about graduation rates:


Blogger MollyYanity said...

SHOULDN'T athletes have high graduation rates? I mean, they get tutors, have study tables, and entire academic support departments and (often) facilities at their disposal.

10:03 PM  

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