May 25, 2011
CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson football program’s APR score for the 2009-10 cohort (four year period 2006-07 through 2009-10) ranks third best among the top 25 public institutions that play FBS college football. Only Rutgers and Ohio State are higher among US News & World Report’s Top 25 public institutions that play FBS level football.
Rutgers has the top figure among public institutions with a 988 figure, followed by Ohio State at 985. Clemson is third at 977, and is followed by SEC rivals Georgia and Florida at 976. Joe Paterno’s Penn State program is sixth among public institutions.
As far as all schools that play FBS Division I football, Clemson is in a tie for 12th best in the nation with private schools Stanford and Vanderbilt (also at 977). Northwestern University’s football program has the top APR for its football program with a 993 figure for the time period examined. Rutgers is second at 988 and Northern Illinois is third at 987.
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