Posted on December 6, 2011

Bowl Team Graduation Rates Up, Racial Gap Widens

KTVB (Orlando), December 5, 2011

A study of the schools that will take part in the upcoming college football bowl season shows there’s continued academic progress among players on those teams. But it also finds a continued gap between white and African American players.

The report from the University of Central Florida finds the Graduation Success Rate has improved since last year from 67 percent to 68 percent for the student-athletes who play football at those 70 schools.


But while the average success rate for African-American players rose from 60 percent to 61 percent since last year, it’s still far behind the average for white players, which increased from 80 percent to 81 percent.