Oct. 12, 2018
The University has placed ninth in Reuters’ top 100 annual ranking of what the international news agency calls the world’s most innovative universities. Reuters started ranking universities on their innovation efforts four years ago, and...Read More
Sept. 10, 2018
For the 18th straight year, Carolina has been ranked fifth among the nation’s best public universities by U.S. News & World Report — but this time it’s in a tie for that spot. The University of...Read More
March 20, 2018
UNC’s School of Medicine has regained its No. 1 ranking in primary care nationally among schools, degree programs and specialty areas newly ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 edition of “America’s Best Graduate...Read More
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.