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Carolina’s latest NCAA graduation success rate for athletes on scholarship was 87 percent, 8 percentage points higher than the rate for scholarship athletes across the nation.
The NCAA released figures for the incoming classes of 2000-01 through 2003-04. The Tar Heels had at least 80 percent graduation success rates in 19 of 24 measured sports, at least 90 percent in 16 sports and 100 percent in eight sports.
Men’s and women’s fencing, women’s basketball, rowing, women’s golf, gymnastics, women’s swimming and diving and women’s tennis each had 100 percent graduation success rates.
UNC’s football graduation success rate was 75 percent, 6 percentage points higher than the national average; the men’s basketball team’s rate was 88 percent, 22 points higher than the national average; the baseball team’s was 89 percent, 19 points higher than the national mark; and the women’s basketball team’s rate of 100 percent was 15 points ahead of the national rate.
Twelve of Carolina’s 13 women’s programs that were measured by the NCAA had a GSR of 90 percent or higher. Seven of the men’s programs had rates of 80 percent or better.