ECC Ties for Fifth in Division II for National Academic Success Rate

ECC Ties for Fifth in Division II for National Academic Success Rate

Indianapolis - The NCAA recently announced the Division II Academic Success Rates for 2017, with the East Coast Conference finished tied for fifth highest among the 24 Division II conferences at 79 percent, up from 75 percent in 2016. The ECC tied fellow East Region conference, the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference, seven points higher than the DII ASR average of 72 percent.

The data, announced each year by the NCAA, is graduation-rate data based on a six-year cohort prescribed by the U.S. Department of Education.

"We are very proud of the work our student-athletes do on a daily basis as they represent their institutions in the classroom, on the playing field and in the community,“ noted ECC Commissioner, Dr. Robert Dranoff. “We are especially impressed by our jump of four points from 75 to 79 percent over the past two years. Supporting academic achievement is just another indication of the effort our member institutions put in to helping prepare team members for life after college.”

Top 10 Division II Conferences by Academic Success Rate:

Rank    Conference ASR %
T1. SSC    86
T1.  NE10 86
3. GLVC 84
4. PSAC 80
5. CACC 79
5. ECC 79
7. GMAC 78
8. NSIC 77
9. Pac West 76
10. Heartland      75

The ECC exceeded the national D2 ASR average in the following sports:

Sport National DII ASR Average ECC ASR Average
Baseball 72 78
Men's Basketball 59 66
Men's Tennis 82 83
Men's Cross Country/T&F      72 87
Women's Basketball 79 85
Women's Field Hockey 93 100
Softball 83 87
Women's Tennis 90 95
Women's Cross Country/T&F 85 92
Women's Volleyball 85 92

For more information on the NCAA Division II ASR data, click here