May 26, 1993
Graduation Rates of Scholarship Athletes
Forty-three per cent of the male basketball players who entered Division I colleges on scholarship in the fall of 1985 graduated within six years, up 5 percentage points from 1984, a study by the National Collegiate Athletic Association has found.
Among other highlights of the survey of 298 Division I colleges:
* The graduation rate of all Division I athletes who received athletically related financial aid held steady at 52 per cent, 2 percentage points lower than the rate for