Friday, November 20, 2009

There's Vandy, and then there's everybody else

Graduation Success Rates for SEC football programs, from the NCAA:

Vanderbilt: 91%
Florida: 69%
Alabama: 67%
Mississippi State: 63%
Ole Miss: 63%
LSU: 60%
South Carolina: 60%
Auburn: 59%
Georgia: 57%
Kentucky: 55%
Arkansas: 52%
Tennessee: 52%

You can read more and find numbers for all schools and all sports here.


Anonymous said...

So, overall, 64% of all student-athletes graduate, and 62% of the general student population graduate - so the graduation rate for athletes is HIGHER than non-athletes.

I'm sure it won't be long before some talking head starts bloviating about "dumb jocks," "atrocious graduation rates" and such without actually reading the figures.

But no matter how you feel about the subject, you gotta be impressed with Vandy.

RTR said...

Thanks, J, for going deeper on the numbers. I was in a hurry and didn't take the time.