Academics

Division I student-athletes continue record-high classroom achievement

Division I student-athletes continue to achieve classroom success at record-high levels, earning an overall multiyear Academic Progress Rate of 983 for the third consecutive year.

Division I teams face penalties, loss of postseason due to low APRs

In 2020-21, 15 teams will be ineligible for the postseason due to their low Academic Progress Rates, up from eight teams last year. The penalties were assigned based on student-athlete academic achievement between 2015-16 and 2018-19.

Top academic squads earn Public Recognition Awards

The NCAA recognized nearly 1,400 Division I programs from 326 schools for academic excellence after they scored in the top 10% of their sports in the most recent Academic Progress Rate results.

Divisions I and II members adjust initial-eligibility requirements

High school students intending to play NCAA Division I or II sports whose final semesters of their senior year were disrupted by COVID-19 will have several pathways to meet the NCAA’s initial-eligibility requirements.

Council adjusts transfer waiver guidelines, addresses other topics

The Division I Council received updates about several ongoing issues and made several decisions at a meeting this week in Indianapolis that illustrated the depth of their responsibilities for running Division I on a day-to-day basis.

Division I college athletes match record-high academic performance

Division I student-athletes continue to succeed in the classroom at record-high levels. The overall four-year Academic Progress Rate held steady at 983, the highest ever.

Low academic rates cause lost postseason, penalties

In 2019-20, eight teams will be ineligible for the postseason due to their low Academic Progress Rates, down from 17 teams last year.

NCAA recognizes programs for academic performance

The NCAA has recognized more than 1,300 programs from 321 Division I schools for academic excellence after they scored in the top 10% of their sports in the most recent Academic Progress Rates results.

Toolkit aims to help schools with degree completion requirement

Schools looking for information about the new Division I requirement to provide men’s and women’s basketball players with funding to complete their degrees even after they leave school can find it all in one spot.

College athletes graduate at record high rates

More Division I student-athletes than ever are earning their degrees, according to new Graduation Success Rate data released today. The most recent rate is 88 percent, a record high and an increase of 1 percentage point from 2017 numbers.

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