NCAA releases Academic Progress Rate

Published 3:14 pm Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The NCAA released its annual Academic Progress Rate (APR) on Tuesday.

Troy football (921) scored below the new standard set by the NCAA but has time to improve that score before any penalties are handed down.

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The APR, which is used to measure eligibility and retention among college athletic progress, saw its standard raised from 900 to 930 beginning next year. The number is a four-year average that takes into account athletes graduation and retention rates.

As a means to help schools transition to the 930 plateau, the NCAA allowed programs to bypass penalties by meeting a 900 multi-year APR (the past four years) or 930 over the most recent two years. Troy football met the 900 multi-year APR mark.

The recently released scores are for the 2011-12 school year.


Baseball – 966
Football – 921
Men’s basketball – 937
Men’s cross country – 983
Men’s golf – 961
Men’s tennis – 950
Men’s track – 950
Softball – 962
Women’s basketball – 974
Women’s cross country – 970
Women’s golf – 992
Women’s soccer – 992
Women’s tennis – 963
Women’s indoor track – 976
Women’s outdoor track – 977
Volleyball – 984

Since 2004, only one Troy athletic program has received sanctions from the NCAA by not meeting the required APR. The men’s track team saw a reduction in scholarships for failing to meet the criteria during the 2004-05 and 2005-06 academic years.

Schools like Jacksonville State have felt the effects of not meeting the APR. The Gamecocks basketball program was unable to participate in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament this past season due to a failure to meet standards. The program scored 947 this year and had its ban lifted.

The NCAA does not release the scores by individual year, yet release the multi-year average.


2004-05: 916
2005-06: 928
2006-07: 930
2007-08: 945
2008-09: 940
2009-10: 932
2010-11: 930
2011-12: 921