The complete NCAA academic progress rates (APR) were released on May 23, and the University of Portland athletics department reports that each of UP’s varsity athletics programs from the 2016-17 multi-year calculation rated high on the scale and no teams are subject to penalties. Among the four Division I universities in the state of Oregon, UP posted or matched the highest APR multi-year rates in 13 of the 14 sports in which the data is provided.
Looking at the 2016-17 single-year data, Portland had an overall rating of 989. Beach volleyball and men’s tennis earned APR Public Recognition Awards for registering in the Top 10 percent nationally of their respective sports. Nine different Pilot programs posted a perfect 1,000 APR score for the 2016-17 cohort: beach volleyball, men’s tennis, men’s track & field, women’s basketball, women’s cross country, women’s soccer, women’s tennis, women’s track and field, and women’s volleyball. Eleven Pilot programs either maintained or increased their multi-year APR score from the previous year and eight teams posted scores at or above 990.
To compete in the 2018-19 postseason, teams must achieve a 930 four-year APR. NCAA member representatives chose the 930 standard because that score predicts a 50 percent graduation rate for the team. Additionally, teams must earn at least a 930 APR to avoid penalties. Rates are an average of each school’s performance for the past four years. National aggregates are based on all teams with usable data at the time of analysis. APRs for each team, lists of teams receiving public recognition and those receiving sanctions are available online through the NCAA’s searchable database. The national analysis is based on member-provided data from April 6.
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