Wednesday, May 14, 2014
APR scores for all ACC schools
By David M. Hale
The NCAA released its annual Academic Progress Rates (APR) across Division I on Wednesday, with overall scores increasing, including in football.
The 2012-13 average APR was 976, a two-point increase from a year ago. The two-point increase held true for football individually as well, rising from 949 to 951.
Last week, Boston College, Clemson, Duke and Georgia Tech were recognized as NCAA Public Recognition Award winners for their football programs’ APR, which ranked in the top 10 percent nationally.
Eleven of the 14 programs that competed in the ACC in 2012-13 exceeded the national football average of 951. Duke, Virginia Tech, Syracuse, Florida State, NC State, Maryland and UNC all saw an increase in APR from last year’s numbers.
Here’s a rundown of each ACC program’s 2012-13 multiyear APR score:
Georgia Tech, 983
Boston College, 981
Virginia Tech, 977
Wake Forest, 970
Florida State, 958
NC State, 950
North Carolina, 938
Louisville, which officially replaces Maryland as an ACC member next month, had an APR of 947.
The APR is designed to provide an accurate measure of a team’s academic success by tracking the progress of each student, including eligibility, retention and graduation.