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From kickoff to commencement: the positive role of intercollegiate athletics in higher education
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Economics of Education Review Volume 24, Number 1, ISSN 0272-7757 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

This study examines the relationship between a university's football heritage and its freshman retention and graduation rates. Our findings of a positive and significant relationship between a university's football success and both of these educational measures supports the hypothesis that athletics serve the institution's academic mission and provides students with a respite from the psychic costs associated with college life.

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Mixon, F.G. & Treviño, L.J. (2005). From kickoff to commencement: the positive role of intercollegiate athletics in higher education. Economics of Education Review, 24(1), 97-102. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved January 27, 2023 from .

This record was imported from Economics of Education Review on March 1, 2019. Economics of Education Review is a publication of Elsevier.

Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.econedurev.2003.09.005

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