March Madness graduation rates show a major race issue



Double-taking while reading the following Associated Press wire story headline is entirely understandable: "Sweet 16 teams experiencing all-time high academic success." Unfortunately, one need only peruse the numbers more carefully to realize that rosy summation masks a widening racial divide.

The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at the University of Central Florida compiled the Academic Progress Rate (APR) of all 32 Division I men's and women's hoops teams still alive in March Madness. The findings: 31 of those teams all have an APR of 960 or better which, in less byzantine terms, means that the majority of each program is retaining the majority of their athletes in school while they maintain their academic eligibility and progress toward a degree. (Schools with a four-year APR average of less than 930 are ineligible for tournament play.)

Six women's programs, including world-beating top seed UConn, are all graduating 100 percent of their players while two men's teams—Butler and Kansas—are also perfect on that count. Only three men's teams don't have a graduation success rate (GSR) of at least 70 percent: UCLA and UNC (50 percent each) and Oregon (38 percent).

The Ducks are the academic laggards on all counts: their men's team is responsible for the one sub-960 APR (945), and their women's program is also last in graduation rate at 79 percent.

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Inside the second round of March Madness, 2017
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Inside the second round of March Madness, 2017
Mar 16, 2017; Orlando, FL, USA; General view of a March Madness basketball prior to the game between the Maryland Terrapins and the Xavier Musketeers in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 18, 2017; Buffalo, NY, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers forward Elijah Macon (45) and forward Nathan Adrian (11) pressure Notre Dame Fighting Irish forward Bonzie Colson (35) in the second half during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament at KeyBank Center. West Virginia won 83-71. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 18, 2017; Buffalo, NY, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers forward Elijah Macon (45) reacts after defeating the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament at KeyBank Center. West Virginia won 83-71. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 18, 2017; Buffalo, NY, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish forward Matt Ryan (4) reacts after a loss to the West Virginia Mountaineers during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament at KeyBank Center. West Virginia won 83-71. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 18, 2017; Buffalo, NY, USA; The West Virginia Mountaineers bench reacts in the second half against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament at KeyBank Center. West Virginia won 83-71. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 18, 2017; Buffalo, NY, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers guard Tarik Phillip (12) shoots against Notre Dame Fighting Irish forward Bonzie Colson (35) in the first half during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament at KeyBank Center. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports
BUFFALO, NY - MARCH 18: Vitto Brown #30 of the Wisconsin Badgers and Josh Hart #3 of the Villanova Wildcats go after a rebound during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at KeyBank Center on March 18, 2017 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
BUFFALO, NY - MARCH 18: Josh Hart #3 of the Villanova Wildcats drives to the basket against Ethan Happ #22 of the Wisconsin Badgers during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at KeyBank Center on March 18, 2017 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BUFFALO, NY - MARCH 18: Teammates Bronson Koenig #24 and Zak Showalter #3 of the Wisconsin Badgers try to steal the ball from Eric Paschall #4 of the Villanova Wildcats during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at KeyBank Center on March 18, 2017 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BUFFALO, NY - MARCH 18: Donte DiVincenzo #10 of the Villanova Wildcats reacts after a play against the Wisconsin Badgers during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at KeyBank Center on March 18, 2017 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
BUFFALO, NY - MARCH 18: Head coach Jay Wright of the Villanova Wildcats walks off the court after being defeated by the Wisconsin Badgers 65-62 during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at KeyBank Center on March 18, 2017 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Mar 18, 2017; Buffalo, NY, USA; Wisconsin Badgers forward Nigel Hayes (10) reacts in the second half against the Villanova Wildcats during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament at KeyBank Center. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports
March 18, 2017; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Northwestern Wildcats forward Vic Law (4) reacts during the 79-73 loss against the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the second half in the second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports
March 18, 2017; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Killian Tillie (33) reacts during the 79-79 victory against the Northwestern Wildcats in the second half in the second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports
March 18, 2017; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Nigel Williams-Goss (5) shoots against Northwestern Wildcats forward Vic Law (4) during the second half in the second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
March 18, 2017; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Nigel Williams-Goss (5) reacts after he scores a basket against Northwestern Wildcats forward Vic Law (4) during the first half in the second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports
ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 18: Trevon Bluiett #5 of the Xavier Musketeers follows through on his shot against the Florida State Seminoles in the second half during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Amway Center on March 18, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 18: Xavier Rathan-Mayes #22 of the Florida State Seminoles shoots against Malcolm Bernard #11 of the Xavier Musketeers in the second half during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Amway Center on March 18, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 18: Sean O'Mara #54 of the Xavier Musketeers shoots against Jarquez Smith #23 of the Florida State Seminoles in the first half during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Amway Center on March 18, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 18: Michael Ojo #50 of the Florida State Seminoles fights for the ball against Trevon Bluiett #5 and Kaiser Gates #22 of the Xavier Musketeers in the first half during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Amway Center on March 18, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 18: Tyler Lewis #1 of the Butler Bulldogs dribbles the ball while being guarded by Antwain Johnson #2 of the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in the second half during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center on March 18, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonthan Daniel/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 18: Antwain Johnson #2 of the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders attempts a shot while being guarded by Avery Woodson #0 of the Butler Bulldogs in the first half during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center on March 18, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonthan Daniel/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 18: Aldonis Foote #45 of the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders walks off the court after losing to the Butler Bulldogs 74-65 during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center on March 18, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 18: Avery Woodson #0 and Kelan Martin #30 of the Butler Bulldogs celebrate after beating the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders 74-65 during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center on March 18, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 18: JaCorey Williams #22 of the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders walks off the court after losing to the Butler Bulldogs 74-65 during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center on March 18, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - MARCH 18: Allonzo Trier #35 of the Arizona Wildcats attempts a layup defended by Dane Pineau #22 of the St. Mary's Gaels during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Vivint Smart Home Arena on March 18, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images)
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - MARCH 18: Tanner Krebs #00 of the St. Mary's Gaels is defended by Rawle Alkins #1 of the Arizona Wildcats as Head coach Sean Miller looks on during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Vivint Smart Home Arena on March 18, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - MARCH 18: Lauri Markkanen #10 of the Arizona Wildcats is defended by Evan Fitzner #21 of the St. Mary's Gaels during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Vivint Smart Home Arena on March 18, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - MARCH 18: Calvin Hermanson #24 of the St. Mary's Gaels attempts a lay up against the Arizona Wildcats during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Vivint Smart Home Arena on March 18, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - MARCH 18: The Arizona Wildcats react against the St. Mary's Gaels during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Vivint Smart Home Arena on March 18, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - MARCH 18: Kadeem Allen #5 of the Arizona Wildcats attempts a shot defended by Evan Fitzner #21 of the St. Mary's Gaels during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Vivint Smart Home Arena on March 18, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
March 18, 2017; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Arizona Wildcats center Dusan Ristic (14) reacts with guard Kadeem Allen (5) and guard Rawle Alkins (1) against the Saint Mary's Gaels during the second half in the second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports
ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 18: Kasey Hill #0 of the Florida Gators drives against London Perrantes #32 of the Virginia Cavaliers in the first half during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Amway Center on March 18, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 18: Devin Robinson #1 of the Florida Gators looks to pass against Mamadi Diakite #25 of the Virginia Cavaliers in the first half during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Amway Center on March 18, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 18: The mascots for the Florida Gators and Virginia Cavaliers perform in the first half during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Amway Center on March 18, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 18: Jack Salt #33 of the Virginia Cavaliers goes up for a shot against Kevarrius Hayes #13 of the Florida Gators in the first half during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Amway Center on March 18, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 18: Gorjok Gak #12 of the Florida Gators dunks against Jack Salt #33 and Marial Shayok #4 of the Virginia Cavaliers in the first half during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Amway Center on March 18, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Florida players Canyon Barry, left, and Gorjok Gak celebrate after a 65-39 win against Virginia during the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday, March 18, 2017. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images)
Florida's Chris Chiozza, left, and Devin Robinson, right, celebrate after a 65-39 win against Virginia during the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday, March 18, 2017. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 18: Isaac Haas #44 of the Purdue Boilermakers dunks the ball while being guarded by Solomon Young #33 of the Iowa State Cyclones in the first half during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center on March 18, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 18: Isaac Haas #44 of the Purdue Boilermakers blocks a shot attempt by Darrell Bowie #10 of the Iowa State Cyclones in the first half during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center on March 18, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 18: Deonte Burton #30 of the Iowa State Cyclones dribbles the ball whlie being guarded by P.J. Thompson #11 of the Purdue Boilermakers in the first half during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center on March 18, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 18: Vince Edwards #12 of the Purdue Boilermakers dunks the ball past Darrell Bowie #10 of the Iowa State Cyclones in the second half during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center on March 18, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 18: Vince Edwards #12 of the Purdue Boilermakers handles the ball while being guarded by Nazareth Mitrou-Long #15 of the Iowa State Cyclones in the second half during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center on March 18, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Dig deeper into the data, however, and one will find a major area for improvement that undermines much of the overall success. The TIDES study indicated that the discrepancy between white male and African-American male graduation rates was a "cavernous" 18 percent: 95 percent for white men, 77 percent for African-American men. Among women, the chasm persists but is narrower: the same 95 percent graduation rate for white female players and 88 percent for African-American women.

"For the second straight year, academically this is the sweetest Sweet 16 ever," Richard Lapchick, the Ph.D. director of TIDES, said in a release. "Nonetheless, we still need to further close the gaps between the GSR of white male and female basketball student-athletes and African-American male and female basketball student-athletes."

A TIDES study earlier in the month encompassing all 68 men's tournament teams found a similar gap in graduation rates among white players (93 percent) and African-American players (74 percent). The 19-percent difference was one point higher than in 2016, marking the first increase since 2011.

"The most troubling statistics in our study is the increasing in the already large disparity between the GSR of white basketball student-athletes and African-American basketball student-athletes," Lapchick said in that paper. "As bad as it has been, it was at least getting better. Equally bad is the news that the GSR rate for African-American basketball student-athletes has declined for the first time. The 2017 report sounds an alarm of reversed progress and points to a need for increased vigilance regarding the disparity between white and African-American student-athletes."

And that should be the takeaway of all this academic data. It's hard to crow about overall numbers when such a problem persists. In this case, the sum should be seen as less than its parts.

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From first to worst: Academic rankings of 2017 March Madness teams
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From first to worst: Academic rankings of 2017 March Madness teams
Bucknell

NCAA seed: 51

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 1000
Graduation Success Rate: 100

West Virginia

NCAA seed: 15

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 1000
Graduation Success Rate: 85

Seton Hall

NCAA seed: 34

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 1000
Graduation Success Rate: 80

Florida

NCAA seed: 14

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 1000
Graduation Success Rate: 88

Michigan State

NCAA seed: 35

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 1000
Graduation Success Rate:63
Louisville

NCAA seed: 8

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 1000
Graduation Success Rate: 77

UCLA

NCAA seed: 11

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 996
Graduation Success Rate:92

South Carolina

NCAA seed: 26

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 996
Graduation Success Rate: 75

Kentucky

NCAA seed: 5

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 996
Graduation Success Rate:82

Virginia Commonwealth University - VCU

NCAA seed: 40

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 995
Graduation Success Rate:82

Dayton

NCAA seed: 28

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 995
Graduation Success Rate: 63
Michigan

NCAA seed: 27

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 995
Graduation Success Rate: 91

Duke

NCAA seed: 7

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 995
Graduation Success Rate: 100

Gonzaga

NCAA seed: 4

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 995
Graduation Success Rate: 90

Villanova

NCAA seed: 1

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 994
Graduation Success Rate:100

Kansas

NCAA seed: 2

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 990
Graduation Success Rate:100
Vermont

NCAA seed: 53

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 990
Graduation Success Rate: 100

Creighton

NCAA seed: 24

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 986

Graduation Success Rate:100

Wake Forest

NCAA seed: 43

Multi-year Academic Progress Rate: 983
Graduation Success Rate: 70

Miami

NCAA seed: 30

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 980
Graduation Success Rate: 91

UNC Wilmington

NCAA seed: 49

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 980
Graduation Success Rate: 46

Florida Gulf Coast

NCAA seed: 56

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 980

Graduation Success Rate: 50
Northern Kentucky

NCAA seed: 59

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 980

Graduation Success Rate: 53

Virginia

NCAA seed: 17
2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 979

Graduation Success Rate: 70

Iowa State

NCAA seed: 20

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 979
Graduation Success Rate:78

Florida State

NCAA seed: 10

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 978
Graduation Success Rate: 92
Northwestern

NCAA seed: 32

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 979
Graduation Success Rate: 85

Providence

NCAA seed: 42

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 979
Graduation Success Rate: 40

Princeton

NCAA seed: 50

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 978
Graduation Success Rate: 100

Arizona

NCAA seed: 6

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 979
Graduation Success Rate:91
Vanderbilt

NCAA seed: 33

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 977
Graduation Success Rate: 82

Middle Tennessee

NCAA seed: 48

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 976
Graduation Success Rate:100

Kent State

NCAA seed: 57

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 976
Graduation Success Rate: 80

Wisconsin - Madison

NCAA seed: 29

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 976
Graduation Success Rate: 73
North Dakota

NCAA seed: 62

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 975
Graduation Success Rate:70

Baylor

NCAA seed: 12

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 975
Graduation Success Rate: 71

Kansas State

NCAA seed: 46

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 975
Graduation Success Rate: 88

South Dakota State

NCAA seed: 64

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 975
Graduation Success Rate:91
Butler

NCAA seed: 13

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 974
Graduation Success Rate:100

Notre Dame

NCAA seed: 19

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 974
Graduation Success Rate:100

North Carolina - Chapel Hill

NCAA seed: 3

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 974
Graduation Success Rate:50
Troy

NCAA seed: 60

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 970
Graduation Success Rate: 87

North Carolina Central

NCAA seed: 66

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 969
Graduation Success Rate: 62

Cincinnati

NCAA seed: 22

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 969
Graduation Success Rate:50

Winthrop

NCAA seed: 54

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 966
Graduation Success Rate: 100

Purdue

NCAA seed: 16

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 965
Graduation Success Rate: 92

Oklahoma State

NCAA seed: 37

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 965
Graduation Success Rate: 57

Xavier

NCAA seed: 41

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 964
Graduation Success Rate:91

University of California, Davis

NCAA seed: 65

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 963
Graduation Success Rate:78

Marquette

NCAA seed: 39

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 962
Graduation Success Rate: 67
Minnesota

NCAA seed: 18

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 960
Graduation Success Rate: 73

St. Mary's College of California

NCAA seed: 25

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 960
Graduation Success Rate: 75

Texas Southern

NCAA seed: 63

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 959
Graduation Success Rate:57

University of Southern California

NCAA seed: 45

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 959
Graduation Success Rate: 67

Arkansas - Little Rock

NCAA seed: 31

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 958
Graduation Success Rate: 100

Nevada - Reno

NCAA seed: 47

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 957
Graduation Success Rate:58

New Mexico State

NCAA seed: 55

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 957
Graduation Success Rate: 43

Wichita State

NCAA seed: 38

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 957
Graduation Success Rate:63

Maryland - College Park

NCAA seed: 23

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 953
Graduation Success Rate: 83

Virginia Tech

NCAA seed: 36

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 952
Graduation Success Rate: 80

Mount St. Mary’s

NCAA seed: 68

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 951
Graduation Success Rate: 79

Jacksonville State

NCAA seed: 61

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 947
Graduation Success Rate: 53

Rhode Island

NCAA seed: 44

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 947
Graduation Success Rate: 67

East Tennessee State

NCAA seed: 52

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 933
Graduation Success Rate: 75

Southern Methodist University (SMU)

NCAA seed: 21

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 939
Graduation Success Rate: 85

Oregon

NCAA seed: 9

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 945
Graduation Success Rate: 38

Iona

NCAA seed: 58

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 943
Graduation Success Rate: 85

New Orleans

NCAA seed: 67

2014-2015 Academic Progress Rate: 888
Graduation Success Rate: 33
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