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October 14, 2008 at 11:32 AM

New graduation rates released

The NCAA is releasing new graduation success rates today based on the incoming classes of 1998-2001.
The Huskies are in the middle of the, uh, pack of the Pac-10 for men’s basketball rates, which tend to be pretty erratic because they are based on so few players. In this case, the classes in question are the final four classes signed by former coach Bob Bender, and as was documented at the time, there was some attrition in those classes that end up impacting the graduation rates years later.
UW had a 50 percent rate in the NCAA’s Graduation Success Rate and 36 percent when measured by the federal rate — the GSR doesn’t penalize schools for transfers who leave in good academic standing.
Here’s a story from the NCAA with more details. Here is a good overview of the national scene from USA Today.
And here are the numbers for basketball graduation rates for the Pac-10 based on the incoming classes of 1998-2001.
First, the GSR:
Stanford 67
OSU 64
Oregon 58
Washington 50
UCLA 46
ASU 38
USC 37
WSU 33
Cal 30
Arizona 20
And here are the federal rates:
Stanford 67
Oregon 50
USC 50
OSU 45
ASU 40
UCLA 38
Washington 36
WSU 25
Cal 17
Arizona 13
As you can see, the federal rates are lower for most schools as they simply count players who transfer as players who didn’t graduate as opposed to the GSR, which rewards schools if those players were in good academic standing when they left.

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