June 16, 2009 – The Truman Bulldogs were recognized by the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) as having the highest Academic Success Rate in the conference. Truman’s 95% success rate was up three percent from last year and tied them with the University of Central Missouri for the largest gain in the league.
“Our student-athletes and coaches should be commended for their commitment to the classroom, “said Director of Athletics Jerry Wollmering. “Over half of our 21 intercollegiate sports had a perfect ASR and all sports were well above the national average for their particular sport.”
The 95% APR mark for Truman is 25 points above the national average for Division II and 21 points ahead of the MIAA average.
The academic success rate information is compiled by the NCAA and includes student-athletes who entered the institution as freshmen or as a transfer and graduate within six years. The rate includes both student-athletes receiving athletically related financial aid and those who do not.
The ASR is different from the graduation rate complied by the United States Department of Education, which only counts incoming freshmen.
Truman’s Academic Success Rate Report
NCAA Explanation of ASR
Academic Success Rates by MIAA school:
Northwest Missouri 88%
Pittsburg State 78%
Missouri Southern 73%
Fort Hays State 72%
Central Missouri 71%
Southwest Baptist 70%
Emporia State 69%
Missouri Western 62%