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Six-year grad rate at all-time high

Updated: October 25, 2011, 7:23 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA released its annual report on graduation rates Tuesday and proudly declared that college athletes are earning degrees at record rates and outpacing their fellow students by nearly all measures.

For the first time, the graduation rate for both the one-year snapshot of incoming freshman (in 2004-05) and the four-class measure (covering the years 2001-04), hit at least 80 percent.

The one-year score was 82 percent, three percentage points higher than the record ...

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