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.

DI Committee on Academics begins review of academic metric

The Division I Committee on Academics focused its review of the Academic Progress Rate in a few priority areas, including which student-athletes are included in the rate, transfers (before and after graduation), how the rate is calculated and how penalties are assigned. The committee met Oct. 9-10 in Indianapolis.

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.

Penalties, lost postseason numbers decline

In 2018-19, nine Division I teams will be ineligible for the postseason due to their low Academic Progress Rates, down from 17 teams last year.

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.

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.

DIII looks at requiring schools to submit student-athlete grad rates

Retention rates of football players and African-American student-athletes in Division III have lagged behind those of their counterparts for eight consecutive years.

Working group supports notification-of-transfer proposal

The Division I Transfer Working Group affirmed its strong support for a proposal that would eliminate the ability of schools to impact athletics scholarships provided to student-athletes after they transfer. The group met this week in Indianapolis.

2 NCAA student-athletes named 2018 Rhodes Scholars

One former and one current NCAA student-athlete are among 32 American students selected as Rhodes Scholars, receiving what widely is considered the most elite award and scholarship for international study.


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