NCAA releases Graduation Success Rates report

The ACC member schools have an average graduation rate of 89.3 percent, according to the NCAA Graduation Success Rates report released Tuesday. The rates are based on student-athletes who entered college in the fall of 2009.

The rate shows the percentage of those student-athletes who earned a degree by the spring of 2015. The four-year cohort of student-athletes who began college in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 is also included.

Here’s how Duke, North Carolina and N.C. State rate:


Graduation success rate: 97 percent

Thirteen Duke teams, including men’s basketball, women’s soccer, volleyball and men’s and women’s tennis, have a 100 percent GSR. The Blue Devils’ football program has a 94 percent rate, the highest in the ACC.

The men’s basketball program is tied with Notre Dame for the highest GSRs in the country.

North Carolina

Graduation success rate: 82 percent

UNC’s football program’s GSR is 59 percent, the men’s basketball program is 50 percent and the women’s basketball program has a rate of 82 percent.

Gymnastics, women’s golf and swimming and diving programs have rates of 100 percent.

N.C. State

Graduation success rate: 83 percent

The Wolfpack’s football’s GSR is 70 percent, men’s basketball is 71 percent and women’s basketball is 85 percent.

Men’s and women’s golf, women’s gymnastics, men’s mixed rifle and women’s swimming programs have rates of 100 percent.