Interactive data: Hockey leads men’s, women’s NCAA academic progress rankings

Two men’s teams and two women’s teams joined the ranks of hockey schools with perfect Academic Progress Rate scores.

The Merrimack and Robert Morris men’s teams and the Penn State and Rochester Institute of Technology women’s teams all scored 1,000 on the four-year APR for the 2012-13 season, according to figures released by the NCAA on Wednesday.

They join six other schools with the highest possible score in the measure of team eligibility and retention of student-athletes across a four-year period.

For the fourth straight year, Brown had a perfect score on both its men’s and women’s teams. The Colorado College, Dartmouth and Princeton men’s teams and the Boston College and Sacred Heart women’s team also scored 1,000 in the 2012-13 academic year.

Hockey had the highest average APR of any NCAA men’s sport at 984 and tied for the highest score among women’s sports at 990.

Below are APR scores for college hockey teams since the 2004-05 academic year. Select a gender using the tabs at the top of the graphic and a season using the dropdown menu.


  1. How is it that non-scholarship teams are ranked? The NCAA says “The membership made the decision to only include scholarship student-athletes in the metric in part to create consistency across the measurements of all schools.” But teams like RIT and Union don’t have any scholarship student-athletes.


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