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The UCF football program has always looked to be a dual threat on the gridiron and in the classroom. On Wednesday, that held true as the NCAA released new multi-year Academic Progress Rate figures and the Knights finished among the top schools in the country once again.

The football program set a program-record with a 983 multi-year APR, ranking 11th among all FBS public, non-military schools. UCF has now posted in the top multi-year APR in the state of Florida for the last three reporting periods.

The multi-year APR includes the last four reporting periods, dating back to the 2014-15 year, and the team has compiled seven straight years of at least 971 score.

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

The UCF football program isn’t the only sports program excelling in the classroom. UCF has a department-wide, four-year average APR of 979—a perfect APR is 1000.

The APR delivers a screenshot of the team’s academic success on a year-to-year basis. The APR score weighs graduation, eligibility and retention to best determine the current culture of a program.

Here’s the APR scores of each sport at UCF:

Baseball – 969

Women’s Cross Country – 979

Football – 983

Men’s Basketball – 956

Women’s Basketball – 974

Men’s Golf – 992

Women’s Golf – 977

Women’s Rowing – 977

Men’s Soccer – 946

Women’s Soccer - 981

Softball - 986

Men’s Tennis – 971

Women’s Tennis – 1000

Women’s Track and Field – 989

Volleyball - 1000

This is the ninth consecutive year that the Knights have seen their team’s above the multi-year threshold.

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Christopher Davis is a Digital Producer for the Central Florida Future. Follow him on Twitter @ChristopherDTV or email him at ChristopherD@CentralFloridaFuture.com.

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