Stanford, Washington lead Pac-12 grad rates


Stanford and Washington lead the Pac-12 in football graduation rates, while California and Arizona bring up the rear.

Here are the numbers.

1. Stanford, 87

2. Washington, 76

3. Arizona State, 64

4. Oregon, 63

5. Washington State, 62

5. Utah, 62

7. USC, 61

8. Oregon State, 60

9. UCLA, 59

9. Colorado, 59

11. California, 54

12. Arizona, 48

Note: These figures are the the NCAA’s "Graduation Success Rates," which include transfer and athletes who leave in good academic standing, unlike the federal rate, which does not count transfers. The GSR and federal rate calculations measure graduation over six years from initial college enrollment, so these numbers are for 2004.

Here's the NCAA's news release on the latest figures. And you can compare schools and see federal rates here.

The bad news for the Pac-12: Only Stanford and Washington exceed the average GSR -- 69 percent -- for the entering class of 2004.

Notre Dame was the No. 1 among FBS programs at 97 percent.

For all sports, the single-year GSR average is 82 percent, a new high for the NCAA.

Football and men's basketball -- the revenue sports -- are the lowest among NCAA sports.

Here are the general averages on football.

Football Bowl Subdivision

• GSR for entering class of 2004: 69 percent

• GSR for entering classes of 2001-2004: 67 percent

• Federal graduation rate for 2004 entering class: 56 percent