National Study Announces PhilaU Athletes Graduate at 97% Success Rate

National Study Announces PhilaU Athletes Graduate at 97% Success Rate

Philadelphia, PA-The 2010 NCAA Division II Academic Success Rate (ASR) date has been released today and the report revealed that Philadelphia University student-athletes graduate at a 97% rate, 12 points higher than the general student body (85%).

“The 2010 ASR report exemplifies the commitment and dedication that Philadelphia University student-athletes have in the classroom," said PhilaU NCAA Compliance Coordinator Stephanie Spada.  ”We're proud of our student-athletes." 

Even more impressive, 10 of PhilaU’s 15 teams had a 100% academic success rate, which accounts for both scholarship and non-scholarship athletes.  This study was based on data from the entering class of 2003.

This is the fifth year for the DII ASR, which continues to demonstrate that student-athletes graduate at a much higher rate than the general student body.

The Division II ASR was developed at the request of presidents who believed the federal graduation rate was flawed.  The result is that ASR captures more than twice the enrolled student-athletes as the federal rate, largely because more than 34,000 non-scholarship student-athletes are included in the NCAA calculation.

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