Four Utah Universities Get Passing Scores

Four Utah Universities Get Passing Scores

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah's four universities got passing scores in the N-C-A-A's first report card.

The new report card was created last April in an attempt to hold universities more accountable for the classroom success of their athletes.

A score of 925 is considered acceptable. Weber State scored the highest with 963, followed by University of Utah at 954, Utah State received 951 and Brigham Young scored a 936.

In the past, universities measured themselves by "graduation rates," a formula that gave a student six years from the date of enrollment to receive a diploma from the school.

The measurement was often criticized by Utah schools because they believed it unfairly penalized them for missionaries. Those students often took more than six years to graduate because of their two-year absence.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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