One year after ranking 10th nationally with an identical four-year APR rate of 980, Rutgers joined Big Ten members Wisconsin (998), Northwestern (992), Michigan (990) and Nebraska (985) as well as Duke (992), Stanford (987), Clemson (984), Vanderbilt (983) and Boston College (980) as the only Power 5 conference schools to score 980 or better.
Last Wednesday, the Rutgers football team was among the NCAA Division I programs applauded by the NCAA for posting an APR score in the top 10 percent of all teams nationally.
The Rutgers football program has earned that national recognition in eight consecutive years, which marks the longest continuous streak for any top-level state university in the country.
Every NCAA Division I institution calculates an APR for each athletics team each academic year. The APR provides a real-time look at a team’s academic success each semester or quarter by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete. The APR includes eligibility, retention, and graduation in the calculation and provides a clear picture of the academic culture in each sport.