STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut graduated just 8 percent of the men's basketball players who entered school between 2003 and 2006, according to figures released by the NCAA on Thursday.
That is far below the national average of 74 percent.
The Graduation Success Rate measures the percentage of student-athletes who earned diplomas at a school over a six-year period.
The rate has no impact on the program's academic eligibility for the postseason. That is based on the NCAA's Academic Progress Rate, which measures whether student athletes have remained in school and academically eligible for competition.
The school, which failed to qualify academically for the NCAA tournament last season, is expecting to receive a perfect APR score for the 2012-13 academic year.
Athletic Director Warde Manuel says he expects the graduation rates also will improve over time.