ASU Academic Progress Rate rises to record high
Academic Progress Rates (APR) for all NCAA Division I sports were released Wednesday, and the announcement brought good news for Arizona State University.
The Sun Devils set a school record for their score of 991 out of 1,000 in the four-year period from 2012-16. It was also good enough for second place in the Pac-12, coming in just behind Stanford at No. 1.
“Since the institution of the APR program by the NCAA, we’ve seen continuous improvement culminating in our highest score to date,” said Vice President for University Athletics Ray Anderson in a statement on Wednesday. “This is a direct result of the hard work of our Office of Student-Athlete Development as well as our coaches, staff, faculty and sport administrators."
APR is used by the NCAA to montior the acadmeic progress of each student athlete, with a focus on eligibility and graduation. The NCAA insitutued the process in 2004 as a method to improve poor graduation rates.
In this four-year period, 11 ASU teams had their highest-ever scores and eight ranked first in the Pac-12.