San Jose State University Athletics Turns In Impressive NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) Scores

One group of Spartan student-athletes posed with their graduation stoles prior to 2015 Commencement ceremonies.
April 20, 2016 Indianapolis, Ind.----- San Jose State University's Academic Progress Rate (APR) multi-year scores for the 2014-15 period as reported by the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) include an all-time best three intercollegiate programs with Public Recognition awards in one year, five with an all-time best score, eight at or above the national average for its sport and 12 of 17 programs with scores of 970 or higher out of 1,000.

The APR is a real-time measure of eligibility and retention by NCAA Division I student-athletes and became the NCAA's primary academic success measurement in 2003. The highest possible score is 1,000 and a 930 score projects to approximately a 50 percent Graduation Success Rate according to NCAA data experts. This year's APR Report covers the academic years 2012 through 2015 and lists all of San Jose State's intercollegiate athletics programs but beach volleyball and men's water polo, each with less than four years of recent academic history.

"Today's announcement is a continuation of the positive news this spring created by our student-athletes, coaches and academic support staff through their academic successes. We are proud of these academic accomplishments," says San Jose State University athletics director Gene Bleymaier.

Men's cross country for the second year in a row, women's cross country and women's water polo were the three Spartan programs recognized by the NCAA with a Public Recognition Award on April 13. Women's track and field (984) and women's basketball (972) are two more San Jose State teams with an all-time best APR multi-year score.

Football's 964 remained above the 2016 national average of 959. San Jose State received a 2015 post-season invitation to play in and eventually win the inaugural AutoNation Cure Bowl based on its 2015 APR multi-year score.

For the fifth consecutive year, San Jose State's APR score in football is ahead of California State University (CSU) system schools San Diego State (962) and Fresno State (953) that play in the NCAA's Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). The Spartans also are third out of seven among the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) playing members based in the state of California trailing Stanford (983) and UCLA (972). California (960) and the University of Southern California (959) are the other two FBS members in California.

Women's gymnastics (995), women's golf (991), women's volleyball (988) joined the three Public Recognition Award winners, football and women's track and field with APR scores at or above the national Division I average. San Jose State University Athletics Turns In Impressive NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) Scores/add 1

Women's swimming and diving (987), women's tennis and women's soccer (975), softball (973) had multi-year scores of at 970. For women's swimming and diving, the 2016 report marks the sixth consecutive year of 986 or higher. Softball posted its third 973 multi-year score in the last four years and is three APR points away from matching its all-time best of 976 in the 2015 report.

Men's golf (967), baseball (958), men's soccer up for the second straight year at (946) and men's basketball (931) complete the list of San Jose State intercollegiate athletics teams named in the NCAA's 2016 report.

2016 San José State Multi-Year Academic Progress Rate Scores (out of 1,000)

Team Score Highlight/Notes

Men's cross country 1,000 2016 NCAA Public Recognition Award

Women's cross country 1,000 2016 NCAA Public Recognition Award

Women's water polo 1,000 2016 NCAA Public Recognition Award

Women's gymnastics 995 Second consecutive year for a 995 score

Women's golf 991 Second consecutive year either 991 or 992

Women's volleyball 988 Eighth year in a row 983 or higher

Women's swimming and diving 987 Sixth consecutive year 986 or higher

Women's track and field 984 All-time high

Women's soccer 975 Fourth year in a row 975 or higher

Women's tennis 975

Softball 973 Fourth consecutive year either 973 or 976

Women's basketball 972 All-time high

Men's golf 967

Football 964 #1 among CSU system schools playing FBS football for the fifth consecutive year

Baseball 958

Men's soccer 946

Men's basketball 931