2016-03-28

Championship Data: Explore NCAA Men’s and Women’s Academic Progress and Graduation Rates

Curious to know who would win the Men's and Women's NCAA Basketball Championship if it were based on academic progress or graduation rates? The NCAA Student-Athlete Experiences Data Archive makes available two major team-level studies: the Academic Progress Rate (APR) data, and the Graduation Success Rate (GSR)/Academic Success Rate (ASR) data. Both of these are publicly available and free to download at our archive. If the APR raw scores are any indication of tournament success, it looks like a great week ahead for Villanova and Syracuse.


Men's Semi-Final Basketball Projections Based on the Most Recently Available Four-Year Raw APR Scores



Villanova's academic success rate is higher than the other three teams'



School APR Scores

Villanova: 988
Syracuse: 970
Oklahoma: 969
North Carolina: 952



Women's Semi-Final Basketball Projections Based on the Most Recently Available Four-Year Raw APR Scores


Syracuse's academic success rate is higher than the other three teams'



School APR Scores

Syracuse: 991
Oregon St: 984
Connecticut: 982
Washington: 978


Visit the APR homepage or the GSR/ASR homepage and explore the data for yourself!