University of Central Florida Gets High Praise For Work In The Classroom, One of Nation’s Best

By  //  April 21, 2016

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No. 1 in the state for the third straight year

Quarterback Justin Holman fights off a defender at the 2016 UCF Spring Game. (Colin Ziemer, Space Coast Daily Image)

Quarterback Justin Holman fights off a defender at the 2016 UCF Spring Game. (Colin Ziemer, Space Coast Daily Image)

ORLANDO, FLORIDA (UCFKnights.com) – Success in the classroom has always been a major priority for the UCF football program. On Wednesday, the NCAA released new multi-year Academic Progress Rate figures and once again the Knights rank among the best schools in the country.

UCF football set a program record with a 983 multi-year APR, which ranks 11th among all FBS institutions and No. 6 among all FBS public, non-military schools. It also ranks 27th when including all NCAA Division I (FBS and FCS) schools.

Meanwhile, UCF has now posted the highest multi-year APR in the state of Florida for three straight reporting periods. The Knights also have had the highest mark among all teams in the American Athletic Conference every year the league has existed.

The multi-year APR includes the last four reporting periods through 2014-15, and the football team has posted seven straight years of at least a 971. That includes the last four years of a 975 or higher.

Highest Multi-Year APR for FBS Programs
1) Duke – 995
2) Minnesota – 992
2) Northwestern – 992
2) Wisconsin – 992
5) Vanderbilt – 990
6) Michigan – 989
6) Army – 989
8) Air Force – 987
8) Georgia Tech – 987
10) North Texas – 984
11) UCF – 983
11) Clemson – 983
11) Stanford – 983
11) Utah – 983

Highest Multi-Year APR for FBS Public, Non-Military Institutions
1) Minnesota – 992
1) Wisconsin – 992
3) Michigan – 989
4) Georgia Tech – 987
5) North Texas – 984
6) UCF – 983
6) Clemson – 983
6) Utah – 983

2016 UCF Football Season Tickets: Purchase or renew season tickets for the 2016 UCF football campaign now. Call 407-UCF-1000 or visit UCFKnights.co/16SeasonTix to put in your deposits for head coach Scott Frost’s first season with the Knights.


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