WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The NCAA announced today that for the fifth consecutive year all 18 Purdue teams are above the 930 Academic Progress Rate (APR) cutoff.
Nine squads maintained or improved their multi-year rate from a year ago: baseball (992 vs. 979), women’s basketball (985 vs. 966), football (968 vs. 964), soccer (989 vs. 983) men’s swimming & diving (966 vs. 957), women’s swimming & diving (989 vs. 985), women’s tennis (remained 1,000), volleyball (remained 1,000) and wrestling (973 vs. 970). In addition, women’s track & field (now combined indoor and outdoor) had a 977 vs. 974 indoor and 978 outdoor last year.
Ten Purdue teams had perfect 1,000 scores for the current year: baseball, women’s basketball, men’s cross country, men’s golf, women’s golf, softball, women’s swimming & diving, men’s tennis, women’s tennis, and volleyball.
Last week, the volleyball program received its 11th consecutive public recognition award for posting a multi-year APR score in the top 10 percent of its sport. Women’s tennis was recognized for the same achievement for the second straight year.
The APR measures the eligibility, retention and graduation of student-athletes competing on every Division I sports team. The most-recent APR scores are multi-year rates - or a rolling four-year average - based on the scores from the 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 academic years.
“We are pleased that all of our programs are above the established threshold for the fifth consecutive year,” Purdue director of athletics Morgan Burke said. “We fully support the NCAA’s mission of academic reform, although we believe that a continued critical assessment of the impact of transfer students who leave while eligible is needed when calculating the APR scores.”
Meanwhile, the Graduation Success Rate (GSR) of Purdue student-athletes is at 84 percent for the second straight years and is on track to reach 85 percent in 2017. Overall, 90 percent of student-athletes completing his/her eligibility at Purdue graduate.
Purdue student-athletes have achieved a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or better for 14 consecutive semesters (seven years), and they continue to regularly perform equal to or better than the student body.
Student-athletes who graduated in May of 2014 realized a 95 percent job-placement rate.
|Purdue APR Scores|
|Sport||Current Multi-Year||Previous Multi-Year|
|Men's Cross Country||950||955|
|Women's Cross Country||988||989|
|Men's Swimming & Diving||966||957|
|Women's Swimming & Diving||989||985|
|Men's Track & Field||951||961/962|
|Women's Track & Field||977||974/978|
* prior to this year, men’s and women’s track & field had separate figures for indoor and outdoor.