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Commodores first, Vols last in grad rates

10/27/2010

Vanderbilt was at the top of the SEC in Graduation Success Rate (GSR) statistics released Wednesday by the NCAA.

The Commodores had an 89-percent graduation rate in football for the freshmen classes and transfer students of 2000 through 2003.

Bringing up the rear in the SEC was Tennessee, which had a 53-percent rate.

The NCAA releases the figures annually for rolling four-year survey periods. Vanderbilt also led the way in the SEC with a 91-percent rate in the figures released last year by the NCAA.

Here's how the SEC stacked up in the figures released Wednesday:

  • 1. Vanderbilt: 89 percent

  • 2. Georgia: 68 percent

  • 3. Alabama: 67 percent

  • 3. Florida: 67 percent

  • 3. LSU: 67 percent

  • 6. Mississippi State: 64 percent

  • 7. Auburn: 63 percent

  • 7. Kentucky: 63 percent

  • 9. Ole Miss: 61 percent

  • 10. South Carolina: 57 percent

  • 11. Arkansas: 55 percent

  • 12. Tennessee: 53 percent