Oregon State Student Athlete Academic Performance Compared to that of the General Undergraduate Population Public

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  • Academic performance of student athletes is an of interest topic in the current climate of rising university athletics expenses. This project academic population of Oregon State University student athletes with that of the general undergraduate population using grade point averages (GPA). Samples were compared using team, gender, college, and sport season. College preparedness assessed using high school GPA and SAT scores. As a whole, student athletes do not perform statistically differently than their peers, but differences arise when they are broken into subgroups. Female student athletes performed better academically than female non-athlete peers, while males underperformed relative to the general population. In-season schedules did not have a significant impact on academic performance, though athletes are more likely to take credits online or aggregate into majors differently than the general population, particularly within Liberal Arts, Business, or Public Health and Human Sciences. While some subgroups of college athletes may have below average performance in college, the gap between them and their peers at the university level compared to the high school level becomes narrower, showing that academic support programs and culture may influence personal improvement among athletes. Key Words: Student Athlete, Academics, Academic Performance
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