Academics

Graduating from college is as important an achievement as winning on the field.  We embrace our role in providing student-athletes the skills for what comes next in life.  It’s our commitment – and our responsibility – to give young people opportunities to learn, play and succeed.

We do so in part by setting standards to make sure incoming student-athletes are prepared for college coursework, and by tracking their progress toward a degree once they’re on campus.

We release a report card for each Division I team every year called the Academic Progress Rate (APR). If half or more of the student-athletes aren’t on track to graduate, that team is ineligible to participate in postseason play.  That’s how seriously we take our commitment. 

We also release the Division I Graduation Success Rate (GSR) and the similar Division II Academic Success Rate (ASR), which shows that student-athletes graduate at higher rates than their peers in the general student body.

Learn more about the academic philosophies of each of our divisions: