MBB: Georgia’s APR in Top 10 Percent Nationally

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MBB: Georgia’s APR in Top 10 Percent Nationally

Tom Crean
Tom Crean

For the fourth time in the last seven years, the Georgia men’s basketball program has received public recognition for having an NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) among the top-10 percent in the nation.

The Bulldogs also earned such status in 2011-12, 2013-14 and 2017-18.

In addition, Georgia has earned a score of 100 in the NCAA’s Graduation Success Rate (GSR) three times in the last five years, doing so in 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17. 

The Bulldogs are just one of 12 NCAA Division I men’s basketball programs that over the last five years have earned both public APR recognition three times and a GSR of 100 on three occasions. Georgia and Duke are the only two Power-5 conference schools to do so. The other schools are Belmont, Bradley, Bucknell, Colgate, Davidson, Elon, Holy Cross, La Salle, Stony Brook and Villanova.

Tom Crean
Tom Crean

Implemented in 2003, the APR emerged when Division I presidents and chancellors sought a more timely assessment of academic success at colleges and universities. At the time, the best measure was the graduation rate calculated under the federally mandated methodology that was based on a six-year window and did not take transfers into account.

The NCAA GSR differs from the federal calculation in two important ways. First, the GSR holds colleges accountable for those student-athletes who transfer into their school. Second, the GSR does not penalize colleges whose student-athletes transfer in good academic standing.  Essentially, those student-athletes are moved into another college’s cohort. 

Tom Crean
Tom Crean

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Greg is closing in on 11 years writing about and photographing UGA sports. While often wrong and/or out of focus, it has been a long, strange trip full of fun and new friends.