Alabama & SEC Graduation Success Rates

Bamagsr_medium

With Senior Day almost upon us, I though it might be appropriate to consider graduation rates for Crimson Tide football. It just so happens that earlier this week, the NCAA released it's Graduation Success Rate data. While this was met by the usual chorus of praise from the applicable panjandrums it's probably safe to say almost none of us paid much attention to it at the time.

It turns out the numbers are pretty interesting. The graduation rate for the four-class average - the cumulative tally of students entering college between the fall of one year and the fall four years later -  for Alabama football has risen steadily over the past half-decade. In fact, as the Tuscaloosa News points out, the GSR numbers for both football and men’s basketball "are higher than the university’s overall graduation rate."

So it seems The Process most certainly does include academics. But then I got to thinking... how does this stack up against the other football programs in the conference? The answer is after the jump.

Secgradraterbr_medium
(click to embiggen)

 

SEC Football Graduation Success Rates 2005-2009

School 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Alabama 39% 44% 49% 55% 67%
Arkansas 47% 55% 53% 52% 52%
Auburn 59% 63% 59% 57% 59%
Florida 80% 80% 72% 68% 69%
Georgia 45% 41% 41% 48% 57%
Kentucky 57% 55% 59% 56% 55%
LSU 51% 49% 51% 54% 60%
Ole Miss 47% 58% 64% 63% 63%
Miss St. 57% 57% 59% 63% 63%
USC 66% 64% 68% 65% 60%
Tennessee 49% 58% 52% 54% 52%
Vanderbilt 93% 92% 91% 91% 91%

Source: NCAA

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Roll 'Bama Roll

You must be a member of Roll 'Bama Roll to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Roll 'Bama Roll. You should read them.

Join Roll 'Bama Roll

You must be a member of Roll 'Bama Roll to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Roll 'Bama Roll. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker