Wednesday, November 3, 2004

XU ranks 2nd in grad rate study

The Enquirer

Xavier ranks second only to Duke when it comes to graduating student-athletes, according to a recent NCAA report.

According to the NCAA Official 2004 Division I Graduation-Rates Report, Xavier graduated 93 percent of its students from the 1997-98 incoming class. Duke graduated 94 percent. The NCAA also released a four-class average for all Division I schools. Xavier's four-year average of 79 percent tied for 23rd in the nation.

Romain Sato, who graduated last spring, helped bolster XU's ranking. Individual school results are available at Numbers were not available for Ivy League schools.

Here's a look at area schools:

One-year ranking (1997-98 incoming class)

School Grad. Rate Nat'l rank
XU 93 2nd
Miami 65 Tie for 115th
UC 61 Tie for 153rd
UK 51 Tie for 236th

Four-year rankings (four-class average)

School Grad. rate Nat'l rank
XU 79 Tie for 23rd
Miami 69 Tie for 68th
UC 58 Tie for 161st
UK 46 Tie for 250th

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