Academic Progress Rate (APR)

NCAA schools recognized for academic performance

More than 1,200 teams from 312 Division I schools have been recognized for academic excellence after scoring in the top 10 percent of their sports in the most recent Academic Progress Rates.

FIU stresses academics

The Academic Progress Rate of Florida International University’s team was hovering in the mid-800s, far below the 930 benchmark for both penalties and access to the postseason. The APR measures the academic success of Division I athletics teams by tracking the retention and eligibility of student-athletes. Garcia, the athletics director, looked at the team’s academic history — specifically, an APR that never climbed above 910 in all 13 years of data collection.

HBCUs continue to make academic progress

When the Division I membership created the Academic Performance Program, leaders insisted that the goal of the new academic standards and accompanying penalties for missing the mark was to inspire schools to improve, not to punish them.

Division I teams face penalties, lose postseason

Seventeen Division I teams will be ineligible for the postseason in 2017-18 due to their low Academic Progress Rates, compared with 23 teams last year.

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.

NCAA teams achieve Public Recognition Awards for academic excellence

The NCAA today recognized more than 1,200 Division I teams for outstanding academic achievements. Based on their most recent multiyear Academic Progress Rates, these teams have earned NCAA Public Recognition Awards for posting scores in the top 10 percent of their sport.

APR Averages and Trends

DI committee revises academic penalty appeals process

The Division I Committee on Academics approved revisions to its Academic Performance Program penalty appeal procedures last week. The updates are designed with a three-pronged goal: to provide a more responsive and clear process that will ease the burden on schools seeking relief from penalties resulting from a team’s Academic Progress Rate; to enhance involvement of presidents of penalized schools; and to better focus the committee’s time on strategic matters.

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.

Division I student-athletes still making gains in APR

NCAA Division I student-athletes continue to make gains in the classroom, again earning all-time high results in the most recent measurement of the Academic Progress Rate.


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