After a one-year hiatus, the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate has been released. Implemented in 2003, the APR uses team-based metrics to follow the academic progress of student-athletes.
The APR is calculated as follows:
Each student-athlete receiving athletically related financial aid earns one point for staying in school and one point for being academically eligible.
A team’s total points are divided by points possible and then multiplied by 1,000 to equal the team’s Academic Progress Rate.
In addition to a team’s current-year APR, its rolling four-year APR is also used to determine accountability.
Teams must earn a four-year average APR of 930 to compete in championships. So who was thriving off the field and in the classroom? Scroll below and take a look at all 14 Big Ten football teams.
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Maryland - 944
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Iowa - 968
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Illinois - 969
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Purdue - 970
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Penn State - 970
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Nebraska - 972
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Indiana - 976
Indiana Hoosiers helmet (Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports)
Rutgers - 977
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Michigan - 980
Michigan Wolverines football helmet (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)
Michigan State - 983
Michigan State Spartans (Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports)
Minnesota - 988
Minnesota Golden Gophers helmet (Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports)
Ohio State - 991
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Wisconsin - 992
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Northwestern - 995
Northwestern Wildcats helmet (David Banks-USA TODAY Sports)