Miami Earns High Marks on NCAA APR Report
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami athletic department earned an Academic Progress Rate score of 990 in the NCAA’s latest APR report, an annual scorecard of academic achievement calculated for all Division I sports teams nationally.
Miami’s 990 score for the 2019-20 academic year is five points higher than the NCAA requirement and one point higher than UM’s 989 score for 2018-19. Eleven UM programs achieved APR perfect scores of 1,000 – men’s basketball, women’s basketball, women’s cross country, men’s diving, golf, rowing, soccer, women’s swimming and diving, men’s tennis, women’s track and field and volleyball.
“Our student-athletes continue to excel in the classroom, and I couldn’t be prouder of our programs that earned perfect APR scores,” Director of Athletics Blake James said. “I also want to thank our coaching staff and academic services staff for their continued support and dedication to these exceptional young men and women.”
The APR provides a real-time look at a team’s academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship. The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation and provides a measure of each team’s academic performance.
Miami also posted a Graduation Success Rate of 94 percent for the class entering 2013-14, four percent higher than the NCAA GSR requirement needed to earn the academic unit.