PISCATAWAY, N.J. (October 24, 2013) – Rutgers football continues its history of being one of the nation’s premier programs academically with the latest Graduation Success Rate (GSR) report, released today by the NCAA for all Division I institutions. Football had a GSR of 85, which is best among former Big East Conference members, tied for second among current Big Ten Conference members and ranks 12th nationally.
The Graduation Success Rate is a four-year measure of freshmen and transfer student-athletes who entered between the fall of 2003 and the spring of 2007. It does not penalize the institution for those student-athletes who transfer in good academic standing. In addition, the GSR includes student-athletes who transfer into the institution and receive athletics aid.
For additional information on the GSR and to search the NCAA database, please visit http://www.ncaa.org/wps/wcm/connect/public/NCAA/Academics/Division+I/Graduation.
In June, the Rutgers football program was the lone state university ranked in the top 10 percent nationally in the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate for the sixth straight year. The Scarlet Knights continue to be one of the leaders nationally in both production on the field and in the classroom. Last year, Rutgers football was ranked ninth nationally in APR, after placing number two in 2011 and number one in 2010.
Rutgers was one of only 13 Football Bowl Subdivision programs to be ranked in the top 10 percent in the APR scores earlier this year.