Research

Division II Research

With over 300 member institutions Division II is athletic home of over 100,000 student-athletes. NCAA Research is committed to understanding the student-athlete experience of all of its members. The pages below demonstrate that commitment...

Journal articles and media

Research on academics McArdle, J.J., Paskus, T.S. & Boker, S.M. (2013). A multilevel multivariate analysis of academic performances in college based on NCAA student-athletes . Multivariate Behavioral Research , 48 (1), 57-95. McArdle,...

Academic Initial-Eligibility Research

Reports Published by Year : 2001 99-02: Academic Characteristics of the 1997 and 1998 Prospective Student-Athlete Cohorts in the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse 99-03: Academic Characteristics by Sport Group of Division I Recruits...

Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR)

Implemented in 2003 as part of an ambitious academic reform effort in Division I, the Academic Progress Rate (APR) holds institutions accountable for the academic progress of their student-athletes through a team-based metric that accounts...

Federal Graduation Rates Report Archive

Reports Published by Year : 1997 96-01: A Longitudinal Analysis of NCAA Division I Graduation-Rates Data 1994 93-01: Cohort Trends in College Academic Performances of 1984-88 Freshman Student-Athletes 1993 92-01: A Comparison of College...

Graduation Rates

Because the ultimate goal of the college experience is graduation, the NCAA has researched student-athlete graduation rates for more than two decades. The latest graduation rates data show that student-athletes in all three divisions graduate at higher rates than other students at the same schools.

Archives of NCAA Revenues and Expenses Reports by Division

Division I archive: 2004-15 NCAA Revenues and Expenses of Division I Intercollegiate Athletics Programs Report 2004-14 NCAA Revenues and Expenses of Division I Intercollegiate Athletics Programs Report 2004-13 NCAA Revenues and Expenses of...

Finances of Intercollegiate Athletics

The NCAA’s financial research focuses on what it costs to sponsor intercollegiate athletics at the Divisions I, II and III levels. All reports are the result of the NCAA/EADA (Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act) financial reporting system...

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The birthday effect in college athletics

Previous studies have noted elite athletes worldwide in sports including ice hockey, soccer, tennis and baseball have birth dates that cluster in certain periods of the year. It is believed this occurs because the oldest children in each...

Baseball student-athletes show significant academic improvement

Academic policy changes targeting baseball over the last 10 years have led to significant increases in Division I Academic Progress Rates (APRs) and Graduation Success Rates (GSRs) for the sport. APRs in baseball have risen steadily from...

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