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Black college athletes making important strides in graduation

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Though there is always room to improve, more Black college athletes are earning degrees.

the African American football players at the 120 Football Bowl Subdivision schools (the schools in which they are recognized to take part in the 32 bowl games if selected) graduate at a much higher rate than their non-football player [African-American] counterparts; 50% vs. 37%. That in itself is both alarming and a godsend of sorts.  

Why the need for improvement? Black football players graduate at the 50% while their white counterparts graduate at a 64% grad rate. The 14% deficit is a gain from the 2006 number but what is truly troubling is the fact that white non-football male students graduate from college at a 61% while the black non-football male students graduate at the 37% mark. That is a 24% differential.

Maybe the Black non-athlete is who we should be focused on.

SOURCE: Black Athlete

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Written by Symphony

December 11, 2007 at 8:32 am

Posted in Athletics, Education

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  1. Now let’s just hope they don’t do stupid stuff and lose it all like some of the pro athletes nowadays…I don’t even have to post their names.

    Randi523

    December 11, 2007 at 10:25 am


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