UNC-Chapel Hill academic fraud scandal by the numbers

December 19, 2012 

  • By the numbers A look at the numbers behind the UNC-Chapel Hill academic fraud scandal: 54 number of African studies lecture-style classes that never met from mid-2007 to mid-2011 686 total enrollments in the 54 classes 64 percentage of enrollments by athletes 4 percentage that athletes make up of undergraduate student body 40 number of classes that had a majority of athlete enrollments 39 percentage of enrollments by football players 3 percentage of enrollments by basketball players 23 number of enrollments by men’s basketball players from mid-2007 to mid-2009 0 number of enrollments by men’s basketball players afterward, when a new academic counselor took over the team 1,433 independent study enrollments in African studies from fall 2001 to summer 2006 327 independent study enrollments in African studies from fall 2006 to summer 2011 39 independent study enrollments by men’s basketball players from fall 2001 to summer 2006 1 independent study enrollments by men’s basketball players from fall 2006 to summer 2011 5 number of investigations into the scandal. $78M most recent year’s expenses for UNC-CH athletic department. $17M most recent year’s profit from UNC’s basketball team $10.9M most recent year’s profit from UNC’s football team 2 rank in basketball team value according to Forbes Magazine (Football is unranked.) 1 rank in ESPN’s assessment of top 50 college basketball programs, based on wins, championships and lack of NCAA sanctions

A look at the numbers behind the UNC-Chapel Hill academic fraud scandal:

54: number of African studies lecture-style classes that never met from mid-2007 to mid-2011 686: total enrollments in the 54 classes

64: percentage of enrollments by athletes

4: percentage that athletes make up of undergraduate student body

40: number of classes that had a majority of athlete enrollments

39: percentage of enrollments by football players

3: percentage of enrollments by basketball players

23: number of enrollments by men’s basketball players from mid-2007 to mid-2009

0: number of enrollments by men’s basketball players afterward, when a new academic counselor took over the team

1,433: independent study enrollments in African studies from fall 2001 to summer 2006

327: independent study enrollments in African studies from fall 2006 to summer 2011

39: independent study enrollments by men’s basketball players from fall 2001 to summer 2006

1: independent study enrollments by men’s basketball players from fall 2006 to summer 2011

5: number of investigations into the scandal$78 million:most recent year’s expenses for UNC-CH athletic department.

$16.9 million: most recent year’s profit from UNC’s basketball team

$10.9 million: most recent year’s profit from UNC’s football team

2: rank in basketball team value according to Forbes Magazine (Football is unranked.)

1: rank in ESPN’s assessment of top 50 college basketball programs, based on wins, championships and lack of NCAA sanctions

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