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      The Division II Presidents?? Award for Academic Excellence is awarded to Truman State

      Truman State University has been honored with the Division II Presidents?? Award for Academic Excellence amongst student-athletes for achieving a four-year Academic Success Rate of 92 percent. Truman graduated 92 percent of all of its student-athletes from the 2002-05 cohort within six years of original enrollment and was the only MIAA program to achieve a rate of 90 percent or greater.

      The program??s future conference (effective 2013-14) ?? the Great Lakes Valley Conference ?? placed four programs amongst the 26 total schools recognized, including Maryville, William Jewell (Mo.), Rockhurst and Bellarmine (Ky.) and was second only to the Northeast-10 in conference recognition. The Division II Academic Requirements Committee created the Div. II Presidents?? Award for Academic Excellence to recognize programs achieving long-term academic success.

      The honor is intended to call attention to those programs and is not intended as a ranking. The Academic Success Rate (ASR) is a measure that reflects the unique qualities of Division II. It measures graduation rates for virtually all Division II student-athletes, including transfers and those not receiving athletically-related financial aid. The national four-year ASR average is 72 percent. Truman State University has been recognized nationally for its academics for many years, including once again being named the No. 1 Public University in the Midwest Region by U.S. News & World Report??s 2013 edition of ??America??s Best Colleges.??

      This recognition marks the 16th year Truman has been awarded this top ranking.

      In addition, the University was ranked in the top-20 on Kiplinger??s recently released list of the 100 ??Best Values in Public Colleges?? ?? placing it as the highest-rated Missouri school and only university in the state to be included in the top-65.

      Courtesy Truman State University