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USciences Athletes Receives Academic Accolades
Published on November 18, 2016
2015-16 USciences Student-Athletes
The University of the Sciences 10 DII teams have earned an Academic Success Rate of 97 for the 2015-16 season. The Devils are the highest ranking Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference team listed and are fifth amongst all 26 DII schools that recorded an ASR of 90 or above. Earning a spot on this list means the Devils will be honored as part of the Presidents' Award for Academic Excellence, a program now in its sixth year, for achieving four-year Academic Success Rates of 90 percent or higher.
The Academic Success Rate is the percentage of student-athletes who graduate within six years of initial collegiate enrollment and includes virtually all Division II student-athletes, including transfers and those not receiving athletic scholarships.
The Division II ASR also captures approximately 51 percent more student-athletes than the federal graduation rate. Unlike the federal rate, the ASR counts non-scholarship student-athletes and those who transfer to a school after initial enrollment elsewhere, while removing student-athletes who leave school while academically eligible. The national ASR is 71 percent for Division II student-athletes who entered college from 2006 through 2009.
Division II student-athletes continue to graduate at a higher rate than the general student body. The federal rate for the 2009 entering class of student-athletes was 56 percent, compared with 49 percent for the general student body.
Read more at devilsathletics.com.
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