Truman Student Athletes Bring in Top Academic Success Rate with 95 Percent

Truman’s student-athletes recorded the highest academic success rate of any institution in the MIAA with 95 percent, according to the 2011 NCAA Graduation Rates report.

This is the highest graduation rate of all active Division II schools in the state of Missouri and well above the NCAA Division II average of 290 institutions of 72 percent.

The report represents data from first-time freshman, as well as transfers and non-scholarship athletes who entered Truman between 2001 and 2004. The NCAA developed the Academic Success Rate (ASR) to more accurately assess the academic rate of success of student-athletes. The ASR has been calculated for the past six years and for all NCAA championship sports.

Every sport at Truman had an ASR above 80 percent and all but two above 90 percent. Seven of the University’s 10 women’s programs had a 100 percent ASR. Men’s basketball and football were top rates among all programs in the MIAA. Men’s basketball had an 83 percent with the Division II average of 60 percent and football an 88 percent with the Division II average of 54 percent.Football’s rate was fifth highest in Division II and first among public institutions.

The NCAA also released Federal Graduation Rates in the report, which does not include transfer students who leave the University. The report showed Truman’s federal graduation rates for student-athletes at 78 percent. Once again, the student-athletes’ rate was best in the MIAA and well above the NCAA Division II average of 55 percent.

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