Number of NCAA college athletes reaches all-time high

A record-setting 494,992 students competed in NCAA sports in the 2017-18 academic year, an increase of more than 3,000 since 2016-17.

Academic gains continue among DI student-athletes

Division I student-athletes continue to succeed in the classroom, confirmed by a 2-point increase in the Academic Progress Rate. The overall, four-year rate increased to 983.

New NCAA Diploma Dashboards offer major insight

Today, the NCAA is launching new tools to compare undergraduate degrees earned by college athletes with those conferred on the general student body. The Division I Diploma Dashboard and Division II Diploma Dashboard also allow users to dissect data to compare contingents of student-athletes based on year of graduation, gender, race and, in some cases, sport.

5 research grants awarded to graduate students

The NCAA Research Committee has selected five research proposals to fund in the 2017 cycle of the NCAA Graduate Student Research Grant Program.

DI student-athletes continue classroom success

Division I student-athletes improved academically for the 12th consecutive year, earning another all-time high four-year Academic Progress Rate.

Launching Pad

The need for new research is endless in the ever-spinning world of college sports.

NCAA awards $100,000 in grants to researchers

Five research teams will receive a total of $100,000 through the NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice Grant Program, designed to enhance college athletes’ psychosocial well-being and mental health.

7 research grants awarded to grad students

The NCAA Research Committee has selected seven research proposals to fund in the 2016 cycle of the NCAA Graduate Student Research Grant Program.

Nearly 50,000 weigh in on DI time demands

In an NCAA survey of nearly 50,000 Division I college coaches, athletics administrators and student-athletes, respondents dissected how college athletes spend their time and offered feedback on how to ensure the demands of academics, competition, practice and travel are managed fairly.

Limited-resource schools, HBCUs continue APR improvement trend

While the overall Academic Progress Rate and nearly every demographic within it continue to improve, teams at historically black colleges and universities have made perhaps the most significant progress.


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