Most Indiana teams fare well on APR

Fifteen of Indiana’s 24 sports teams have four-year Academic Progress Rates that are higher than average compared to other NCAA teams in the same sports, according to figures the NCAA released Tuesday.

The men’s golf team, with an APR score of 1000, had the highest score among all IU sports teams. It also finished in the 90th to 100th percentile among all NCAA Division I men’s golf teams.

The percentile rank for each IU team compared to teams playing the same sport is provided below. The four-year APR score for each team is given in parenthesis.

No IU teams will receive an NCAA penalty for having a low score.

  • 90th to 100th percentile: men’s golf (1000)
  • 80th to 90th percentile: men’s tennis (991), women’s soccer (990), softball (988)
  • 70th to 80th percentile: women’s swimming (990), men’s cross country (988), women’s indoor track (981), women’s outdoor track (981), men’s soccer (971), men’s indoor track (971), men’s outdoor track (971), football (950)
  • 60th to 70th percentile: water polo (981), men’s swimming (978)
  • 50th to 60th percentile: women’s tennis (979)
  • 40th to 50th percentile: field hockey (981), women’s golf (978), women’s cross country (971)
  • 30th to 40th percentile: wrestling (929), baseball (924)
  • 20th to 30th percentile: volleyball (959), men’s basketball (899)
  • 10th to 20th percentile: women’s basketball (940)
  • 1st to 10th percentile: rowing (965)


  1. Can anyone please explain how they calculate the APR score? I know 1000 is a perfect score, so an 899 (89.9% of 1000) doesn’t appear that bad, but apparently it is.

    Doug or Chris, any insight?

  2. Mike, here’s an explanation from the NCAA of how the APR is calculated:

    Each student-athlete can earn up to two points per semester, one for staying enrolled and one for making progress toward a degree. If a student-athlete remains in school and is eligible, he scores two points; if he departs and is eligible, he scores one point. If he leaves and is ineligible, he scores zero. The APR is calculated by dividing the team’s total points earned by the total points possible. A team with an APR score of 925 – which is the NCAA cutoff – has earned 92.5 percent of possible points. An APR of 925 projects to a team graduation rate of about 60 percent.

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