PHILADELPHIA – University of the Sciences' Academic Success Rate (ASR) of 97, released by the NCAA on Wednesday, is tied for the fourth-highest in all of Division II, trailing just three schools who tied for first at 98.
USciences has now been in the top-six of the Division II ASR in each of the 11 years it has been featured on the report, and has also had the highest ASR of all schools in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) in each of those 11 years.
The ASR is the percentage of student-athletes who graduate within six years of initial collegiate enrollment. It includes non-scholarship student-athletes and those who transfer to a school after initial enrollment elsewhere, while removing student-athletes who leave school while academically eligible.
Eight of University of the Sciences' 10 teams – baseball, women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, men's golf, softball, and men's and women's tennis – had a perfect ASR of 100.
The other two teams, women's volleyball (89 ASR) and men's basketball (86), had higher ASR's than the Division II average in their respective sport.
That national average for all of Division II was 72.
Notably, women's cross country, softball and men's tennis have had a perfect ASR of 100 in each of the 11 years in which USciences has appeared on the report.