Year in and year out, the Atlantic 10 Conference has earned high marks in the NCAA's Academic Progress Rates. This includes ranking among the best of all Division I Conferences in the Graduation Success Rate (GSR) and the Academic Progress Rate (APR).
The APR provides a real-time look at a team's academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of every student-athlete on scholarship. The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation and provides a measure of each team's academic performance. Each year, the NCAA honors selected Division I teams by publicly recognizing their latest multiyear Academic Progress Rate. Specifically, these teams posted multiyear APRs in the top 10 percent of all squads in each sport.
The GSR measures graduation over six years from first-time college enrollment. The GSR was created in 1995 in response to Division I college and university presidents who wanted a rate that more accurately reflected the mobility of college students than the federal graduation rate.