Description of DI academic philosophy
The NCAA membership is committed to the education of student-athletes and has implemented a series of policies to strengthen the preparedness of Division I student-athletes for college work and ensure they make steady progress toward a degree.
To that end, college and university presidents decided that institutions should be held accountable for the academic performance of student-athletes. The NCAA developed the Academic Progress Rate, a system that provides a snapshot in time for each academic term, allowing schools to intercede and help academically challenged student-athletes before it is too late. The rate is team-based and accompanied by a penalty system that includes sanctions for teams falling below a prescribed benchmark.
The NCAA’s ultimate goal is for student-athletes to graduate. Having a college degree gives student-athletes more options later in life.
Academic Progress Rate (APR)
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Description and statistics of last four years of Division I Graduation Success Rate. MORE »
Public Recognition List
The NCAA honors teams earning multiyear Academic Progress Rates in the top 10 percent of their sports. MORE »
The Division I eligibility model provides a seamless set of standards that begin in high school. MORE »