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College athletes are graduating at their highest percentages

Graduating seniors cheer at the commencement for Barnard College, in New York
Graduating seniors cheer at the commencement for Barnard College, in New York

(WNFL) - The N-C-A-A says college athletes are graduating at their highest percentages ever.  An annual report released yesterday shows that 82-percent of all athletes who entered college in the fall of 2006 earned their diplomas within six years.  That's one-point higher than a year ago, and it matches the record graduation rate.  In Wisconsin, the U-W Green Bay men's basketball team had 100-percent of its athletes graduate within the six years ending last fall.  Marquette had a rate of 77-percent, U-W Milwaukee 67, and Wisconsin at Madison 44.  The Green Bay women's basketball team also had a 100-percent graduation rate.  Marquette was at 92-percent, the Badgers 83, and Milwaukee 80.  The only Division-One football team in the state, the Wisconsin Badgers, had a graduation success rate of 72-percent.

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