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Overall Graduation Rates Of College Athletes At All Time High
Updated October 24, 2013 1:33 PM | Filed under: Education
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - College athletes are graduating at an all-time high, according to the NCAA's newest report.

The data, released Thursday, shows 82 percent of athletes who entered school in the fall of 2006 earned a diploma within six years. That's up one percentage point from last year, tying the record high.

The four-year graduation rate covering freshmen classes from 2003 through 2006 also increased by one percentage point to 81 percent.

Federal statistics, which do not include the performance of transfers at their new schools, showed college athletes remain slightly more likely to earn degrees than traditional students. Those numbers show 65 percent of athletes graduated in the 2006-07 class compared with 64 percent of overall students.



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