From Inside Higher Ed:

Whichever way you choose to count, athletes in the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division I and II are graduating at higher rates.

The NCAA on Wednesday published its annual graduation rates reports, in which the association is increasingly focusing on its measure of choice, the NCAA-created Graduation Success Rate, which association officials say more accurately portrays the actual performance of athletes than does the federal graduation rate, because it includes students who transfer in to a particular institution and excludes those who transfer out of that college in good academic standing.

Not unimportantly, though, in almost all cases the Graduation Success Rates for given universities are higher than their federal graduation rates.

Jesse Singal

Jesse Singal is a former opinion writer for The Boston Globe and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. He is currently a master's student at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Policy. Follow him on Twitter at @jessesingal.