The relationship between athletic participation and academic performance: evidence from NCAA Division III
Authors: Robst J.; Keil J.
Source: Applied Economics, Volume 32, Number 5, 15 April 2000 , pp. 547-558(12)
Abstract:This paper examines athletes' grades and graduation rates at an NCAA Division III institution. Thirty-seven per cent of all college athletes compete in Division III, yet this group has received little attention in the literature. Nontransfer student-athletes have higher GPAs than nonathletes, while transfer student-athletes have grades similar to nonathletes. Graduation rates are higher for athletes. Thus, athletic participation does not impair students' academic performance.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2000-04-15