Clemson’s and USC’s football teams improved on the 2010-2011 Academic Progress Rate as both programs earned a score greater than 960. Clemson football earned a score of 991 for 2010-2011 and a multi-year APR score of 983, which is second in the ACC behind Duke (989). South Carolina football posted a score of 993 for 2010-2011, which substantially greater than the national average at 948.
Clemson’s football team’s average APR scores have improved every year for the past seven years. South Carolina’s multi-year score reached 966, which is the fifth highest score in the SEC.
Clemson’s men’s golf team and South Carolina’s men’s basketball team, men’s swimming and diving, women’s cross-country, women’s golf, women’s tennis and volleyball team all posted single-year perfect scores of 1,000.
The APR is calculated by the number of student-athletes that maintain eligibility and stay in school. Scores that reach below 930 can result in penalties to that individual athletic program. Students that return to their respected campuses to earn their degrees can earn bonus points for their school.