Thursday, October 25, 2012
Pac-12 graduation rates are middling
By Ted Miller
While the national news was good from the NCAA, the Pac-12 is doing only a middling job of graduating its football players.
The NCAA reported today that 70 percent of FBS players who were who were freshmen in 2005-06 graduated, according to the organization's graduation success rate measure.
Only Stanford and Washington, however, exceeded that number in the Pac-12.
Here are the Pac-12 gradation success rate numbers (the number in parenthesis is the federal graduation rate, which is measured differently).
- Stanford, 90 (87)
- Washington, 74 (67)
- Utah, 66 (60)
- Oregon, 64 (52)
- Colorado, 63 (51)
- Arizona State, 63 (48)
- UCLA, 62 (51)
- Oregon State, 60 (54)
- USC, 57 (48)
- Washington State, 53 (50)
- Arizona, 53 (49)
- California, 48 (47)
Northwestern and Notre Dame had the best rate among AQ conferences, at 97 percent.
California's GSR was the second worst among AQ conference teams, with Oklahoma ranking last at 47 percent.
Cal's numbers were worrisome enough that the school issued a release, which you can read on Jon Wilner's blog here.