30% drop out by the end of freshman year
1/5 of 1% of athletes many it to the pros.
This term is related to college sports. The governing body for college athletics is the NCAA. College athletes are eligible to compete for up to five years, however, most sudent-athletes choose to graduate in four years. When a college freshman gets injured prior to their first college sports season or if they are not prepared to compete at the college level as a freshman, they have the option of red-shirting. This is a formal registration process with the NCAA which allows the athlete to preserve a year of their eligibility.
A freshman is just a new student in a college.(any)
About 5.6% make it to the ncaaa college and from there about 10% make it to the majors.