Measuring Academic Progress

Division I student-athletes continue to improve in the classroom. The NCAA Academic Progress Rate measures their success.

Student-athletes earn one point for remaining eligible and one point for staying in school or graduating.

Southern University's APR turnaround.

How FIU improved its APR score with a collaborative approach.

The NCAA provides support for schools as they work to meet the NCAA’s academic standards.

This year, more than 1,200 teams earned public recognition for outstanding APR scores.

HBCUs APR improvement far outpaces other groups.

Failing to meet APR benchmarks could result in postseason ineligibility or penalties.

The APR continues to rise in most sports and demographics.

The NCAA provides a searchable database of every team’s APR report.

NFL teams draft 1.6 percent of college football players to play professionally. Many college players earn degrees that will enable them to pursue careers outside of sports.

Answers to frequently asked questions about the APR.