Graduation rates

Graduation Rates
Diverse Issues in Higher Education has an informative article on their site regarding graduation rates for Black and White collegiate football players.

The article includes data on:

  • Top Five Universities With the Largest Disparity Between White and Black Graduation Rates, 2002
  • Top Five Universities With the Largest Disparity Between White and Black Graduation Rates, 2004
  • Top Five Universities With the Largest Disparity Between White and Black Graduation Rates, 2006

A user-configurable database is at the bottom of the article. Users can select information that is specific to conference, state, year and graduation rate.

The schools with the worst average record are: San Jose State University graduated 22.8 percent of its Black student football players between 2002 and 2006; Ohio State at 23.1 percent; the University of Central Florida at 24.4 percent; and the University of Texas at Austin at 26.6 percent.

The schools that posted the biggest improvement in graduation rates of Black students include Bowling Green State University, which graduated no Black students in 2002, according to NCES data, but went on to graduate 60 percent in 2004 and 70 percent in 2006. Kent State went from 20 percent in 2002, to 55.6 in 2004 and 68 percent in 2006.

*Only the schools with the best and worst graduation rates for Black athletes were reviewed. Schools with the greatest disparity between White and Black athletes were also looked at.