ERIC Number: ED280523
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Comparison of Academic Success between CTC Basketball Players and Nonplayers.
A study was conducted at Cincinnati Technical College (CTC) to discover whether college athletes, particularly basketball players, performed as well as their non-athlete counterparts in terms of grade point average (GPA), credit hours completed, and graduation. A sample of 51 CTC basketball players was matched against a sample of 51 non-players with similar aptitude test scores, dates of entry, and programs of study. Study findings included the following: (1) the basketball players had an overall mean GPA of 1.98 while the matched non-players' GPA was 2.29; (2) the players earned an average of 54.3 credit hours, while the non-players averaged 57.6 hours; (3) the players enrolled for an average of 7.1 terms compared to the non-players who enrolled for an average of 9 terms; (4) 30 of the 51 players took at least one developmental education course compared to 25 of the matched males; and (5) 9 of the 51 basketball players had graduated compared to 7 of the 51 non-players. The study report includes a discussion of academic standards for college athletes established by various athletic associations and CTC. (EJV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cincinnati Technical Coll., OH. Office of Developmental Education.
Note: Statistics prepared by Terrence Huge.