ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A new study comparing the graduation rates of the men’s and women’s teams in this year’s NCAA basketball tournaments shows that the women graduate at a higher rate and have a smaller disparity in the rates between white and African-American players.
An annual report by the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport released Wednesday showed players from the women’s teams graduated at an overall rate of 89 percent, compared with 67 percent for the men. The women also have only an 8 percentage point disparity between white and African-American players. It is 28 points on the men’s side.
Also, 98 percent of the women’s teams, compared to 60 percent of men’s teams, graduated at least 60 percent of their players.
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