March Madness graduation rates

As we choose our brackets for the tournament, here's something to ponder: How many basketball players will leave the court with a college degree?
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SCORES: The percentage of basketball players who enrolled during the 2004-2005 academic year and earned a degree within six years.

For matchups with tied scores, we determined the winner
by looking at the graduation rates for all student athletes.

Notre Dame 99%

National Champion

Notre Dame

Harvard 98%

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Kentucky 69%

West. Ky.* 100

Iowa St. 45

U-Conn. 25

Wichita St. 92

VCU 67

Indiana 47

N.M.State 28

UNLV 67

Colorado 43

Baylor 56

S.D. State 50

Notre Dame 100

Xavier 93

Duke 100

Lehigh 85

West. Ky. 100%

Iowa St. 45

Wichita St. 92

Indiana 47

UNLV 67

Baylor 56

Notre Dame 99

Duke 97

West. Ky. 100%

Wichita St. 92

UNLV 67

Notre Dame 100

West. Ky. 80%

Notre Dame 99

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Michigan St. 82

Long Island 91

Memphis 55

St. Louis 67

New Mexico 57

Long Beach 45

Louisville 56

Davidson 100

Murray St. 56

Colorado St. 64

Marquette 91

BYU* 100

Florida 38

Virginia 50

Missouri 67

Norfolk St. 43

Long Island 91

St. Louis 67

New Mexico 57

Davidson 100

Colorado St. 64

BYU 100

Virginia 50

Missouri 67

Long Island 91

Davidson 100

BYU 100

Missouri 67

Davidson 100

BYU 100

Notre Dame 99

Davidson 97

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Syracuse 54%

UNC Ashvl. 57

Kansas St. 50

So. Miss. 42

Vanderbilt 93

Harvard 100

Wisconsin 50

Montana 75

Cincinnati 56

Texas 67

Florida St. 67

St. Bonav. 65

Gonzaga 73

W. Virginia 83

Ohio St. 57

Loyola (Md.) 92

UNC Ashvl. 57%

Kansas St. 50

Harvard 100

Montana 75

Texas 74

Florida St. 79

W. Virginia 83

Loyola (Md.) 92

UNC Ashvl. 57%

Harvard 100

Florida St. 67

Loyola (Md.) 92

Harvard 100%

Loyola (Md.) 92

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N. Carolina 89

Vermont* 86

Creighton 100

Alabama 67

Temple 43

So. Florida* 44

Michigan 45

Ohio 79

San Diego 62

N.C. State 80

Georgetown 70

Belmont 100

St. Mary's 82

Purdue 50

Kansas 91

Detroit 89

N. Carolina 89

Creighton 100

So. Florida 44

Ohio 79

N.C. State 80

Belmont 100

St. Mary's 82

Kansas 91

Creighton 100

Ohio 79

Belmont 100

Kansas 91

Creighton 96

Belmont 91

Harvard 98%

Creighton 96

* Graduation-rate winners from the First Four.
SOURCE: University of Central Florida Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport. GRAPHIC: The Washington Post. Published March 15, 2012.