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December 13, 2013

Hilltoppers score high in NCAA Academic Success and Federal Graduation Rates

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The NCAA announced this week the Academic Success Rate (ASR) and Federal Graduation Rate (FGR) data for the 2003-06 cohort for all of NCAA Division II. The Federal Graduation Rate of 81 percent, which is ninth-highest nationally, supports a continuing trend of academic success achieved by St. Edward's student-athletes. 

This is the eighth year the NCAA has released the ASR. The NCAA developed the Division II ASR at the request of college and university presidents who believed the federal graduation rate was flawed. Division II's ASR data takes transfer students into account and removes students who left the institution in good academic standing. In addition, given the partial-scholarship financial aid model of Division II, the ASR data includes student-athletes not on athletically related financial aid. The result is that ASR captures more than 35,000 non-scholarship student-athletes.

Collectively, St. Edward's student-athletes had an ASR of 92 percent. That was good enough to tie for 16th in the nation, a tie for second within the region, and a tie for first within the Heartland Conference. Since the rating was created, this is the highest mark the Hilltoppers have earned. The national average for ASR is 71 percent.

Read more on the Hilltopper Athletics website here.