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The Impact of Intercollegiate Athletics on Graduation Rates Among Major NCAA Division I Universities: Implications for College Persistence Theory and Practice

We explore the relationship between intercollegiate athletic program success and the institutional graduation rates of 97 of the 112 universities that compete in both NCAA Division 1A basketball and football. Our results suggest that successful intercollegiate sports programs often negatively impact institutional graduation rates.