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NCAA APR scores for Division I women's basketball programs

The Academic Progress Rates (APR) were released by the NCAA this past June and we take a closer look at them as the college basketball season takes shape.


The newest set of figures for the NCAA Academic Progress Rates (APR) for women's basketball were recently released.

So how is the rate calculated?  According to the NCAA:

Each student-athlete receiving athletically related financial aid earns one retention point for staying in school and one eligibility point for being academically eligible. A team’s total points are divided by points possible and then multiplied by one thousand to equal the team’s Academic Progress Rate score.

The following information about rates and penalties also comes from the NCAA:

Beginning with 2012-13 championships, teams must earn a minimum 900 four-year APR or a 930 average over the most recent two years to be eligible to participate. For 2014-15 championships, teams must earn a 930 four-year average APR or a 940 average over the most recent two years to participate in championships. In 2015-16 and beyond, teams must earn a four-year APR of 930 to compete in championships.


The APR penalty structure was significantly revamped in 2011, effective with the 2012-13 academic year. The first level of the new structure limits teams to 16 hours of practice a week over five days, with the lost four hours to be replaced with academic activities. This represents a reduction of four hours and one day per week of practice time.

The second level adds competition reductions, either in the traditional or nontraditional season, to the first-level penalties.

The third level, where teams could remain until their rate improves, provides for a menu of penalty options, including coaching suspensions, financial aid reductions and restricted NCAA membership. The Committee on Academic Performance has the discretion to apply appropriate penalties once teams have fallen below the benchmark for three consecutive years.

What follows is a list of Division I institutions by the alphabetical order assigned by the NCAA database. The NCAA database had multiple entries for schools that changed coaches, and we have done our best to limit them to one entry per college program.

For simpler reading, to see our list of Division I programs and APR scores, as well as our disclaimers and other notes, please click here.