Clemson Graduation Rate Ranked Second Among Top 25 Teams


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Clemson, SC-Clemson's football program is ranked second among USA Today Top 25 schools in the new NCAA graduation success rate announced by the NCAA on Monday. Clemson has a four-year average graduation rate of 94 percent, second only to Notre Dame's 96 percent among the top 25 schools in the final regular season USA Today Poll.


The new NCAA graduation success rate does not count transfers or early entry draft departures against a school's graduation rate.
Previously both categories had counted against a school. The percentages below are for a combined four years of entering scholarship players (1995-98).


Clemson's 94 percent rate was nearly 30 percent ahead of the Division I national average of 65 percent.


Reshuffling of Final Regular season USA Today Football Coaches' poll according to Each School's Four-year Graduation Rate:

Rk	School 	Grad Rate
1.	Notre Dame	96%
2.	Clemson 	94%
3.	Boston College	89%
4.	TCU		86%
5.	Penn State	84%
6.	Florida		80%
7.	Texas Tech	73%
8.	Virginia Tech	72%
9.	Michigan	68%
10.	Miami (FL)	67%
	Wisconsin	67%
12.	West Virginia	64%
13.	Oregon		63%
	UCLA		63%
15.	Auburn		59%
16.	Iowa		58%
17.	Southern Cal	55%
18.	Ohio State	54%
19.	Georgia Tech	53%
20.	Florida State	52%
21.	LSU		51%
22.	Louisville	47%
23.	Georgia		45%
24.	Texas		40%
25.	Alabama		39%
Source:  USA Today

Note: Takes into account scholarship players who entered from 1995-98.

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