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Another Top-10 APR Score in the Classroom for Rutgers Football
Scarlet Knights Continue to Excel Academically
  • Posted on June 20, 2012 2:31:34 PM
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    PISCATAWAY, N.J. (June 20, 2012) – Rutgers Football continues its established trend as one of the nation’s top programs both on the field and in the classroom as the Scarlet Knights were ranked ninth nationally in Academic Progress Rate according to the latest multi-year APR figures released by the NCAA today.

    The Rutgers football program was the lone state university to be ranked in the top 10 percent nationally in APR for the fifth consecutive year.

    In addition, Rutgers was the only institution to win four bowl games while earning the APR honor in the top 10 percent over the previous five-year span.

    Last year, the Rutgers football team achieved the nation’s number two ranking in Academic Progress Rate while earned the nation’s number one mark in 2010.

    Rutgers is one of only 12 Football Bowl Subdivision programs to be ranked in the top 10 percent in the APR scores.

    The APR provides a real-time look at a team's academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship.  The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation and provides a measure of each team's academic performance. 

    Top-performing teams this year posted APR scores ranging from 978 to a perfect 1,000. The number of teams in some sports may exceed 10 percent depending on the number of perfect scores

    The most recent APRs are based on scores from the 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11 academic years.

     

    Top Football Bowl Subdivision APR Scores

    1

    Northwestern

    995

    2

    Duke

    989

    2

    Boise State

    989

    4

    Ohio State

    988

    5

    Northern Illinois

    987

    6

    Rice

    986

    7

    Clemson

    983

    7

    Middle Tennessee State

    983

    9

    Rutgers

    982

     

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